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Ginger Spansel
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Ironman Florida Race Report! Last One Fast One!
Sometimes you need a little time to digest just what happened in your race. This race report has been rattling around in my brain for a week or so, and I’d better get it written down before I wait any longer. The Short Version Swim 1:08:32 / T1 6:06 / Bike ...

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My Ironman Support! Above And Beyond!
That t-shirt that Bill is wearing was new and after sweating in it all day gave off the worst smell! He kept thinking all day...what is that smell...oh no, it's me! This goes into the category “Above And Beyond”! My Ironman is almost here, and I want to sha...

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The Ironman Training Paradigm Shift
I am a sprint distance triathlete. The last Olympic distance race I did was 3 years ago. The last half Ironman I did was 5 years ago. Since then my “long run” is typically 5 miles. I’ve been protecting/preserving my knees. I had zero plans of ever attemptin...

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The Anatomy of a 100 Mile Bike Ride!
This was posted by a friend of mine! Just too good not to share!! Enjoy! The anatomy of a 100 mile bike ride by Jason Riffle Mile 1: lets get this over with Mile 20: this might not be too bad Mile 50: half way!!! Mile 60: man that was only 10 miles? Mile 80...

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Ironman Training - 10 Weeks Down - 9 To Go!
Just finished week 10 in my Ironman training. If you read my prior blog post, you know that I entered the game late. Up until last week it has been a constant mileage build for the bike and run. I am old school and instead of writing up my plan in a spreads...

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The Ironman Journey
I was on the trainer last Tuesday, and popped in a video that I got at the Ironman store when I went to watch and cheer my friend and teammate Becky when she raced in Florida. It was the 2010 Ironman. I don’t know what it was about that video but all of a s...

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USMS Open Water National Championships
Earlier in the year when I was planning my race calendar I came across this open water swim in Chattanooga. This year it was the USMS Open Water National Championships. There was a 1 mile fun swim on Friday, a 2.4 mile on Saturday, and the Ultra 9 mile swim...

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Swim Challenge Complete!! VENI, VIDI, VICI!!
33,000 YARDS DONE and DONE!! Last week I took on “The Bat Cap Challenge” ! A Swim Challenge Week of some mega yardage; more distance than I’ve ever swam before in a week. Why you ask? Oh, I don’t know…who doesn’t like a challenge? We’re triathletes after al...
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