Tag: Ironman

What's the deal with run cadence?

Coach Jen sent me an article from LAVA Magizine about improving your run in triathlon. It’s one of the big things I told her I wanted to work on leading in to this season. The run was the one thing I didn’t really worry about going in to any of the races last season, but... Read more »

Going the Distance - Week in Review

Here is a recap of what happened here this week! Check out some awesome events and clinics to help you prep for the up coming race season – Endurance Sports Events Get started with some basic info to help decide if it’s time to get a TT bike – Transition: From a road bike to... Read more »

Family, Life and Training - How to fit it all in

I’ve written about the balance of fitting triathlon training in to an already busy schedule, but as my work situation has changed it’s actually gotten a little harder.   Right now I’m trying to balance being a Stay at Home Dad of a 2 year old and a 3 month old, and training. Lately I’ve... Read more »
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Relays in an Ironman event, will it hurt the brand?

Yesterday World Triathlon Corp, owners of the Ironman, announced a relay division in some of their 70.3 events. Really? Ironman is the marquee name in the world of triathlon. From the World Championship in Kona Hawaii to the 70.3 or Half Ironman races in places like Muncie, IN it’s supposed to be the ultimate tests of endurance.... Read more »

Transition: From a road bike to a TT Bike

With the goal of Ironman Wisconsin on the horizon, one of the things Coach Jen and I talked about was moving up from racing on my road bike to racing on a triathlon specific bike. My road bike was great for last years 70.3 and Olympic distance races, but Jen said if I’m going to do... Read more »

Dealing with illness and training

Uuuuugh. I’ve been sick for weeks. It started out as a normal cold and for a while I was working out through it. I started to feel better, still with a cough but nothing I can’t handle, so I went ahead and did my bike test from Coach Jen to get a baseline for training.... Read more »
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Triathlon 101: Get a Bike Fit

If you ask any experienced triathlete what’s important when starting out one of the first things they’ll tell you is to get a proper bike fit. It sounds like common sense, but I think you’d be surprised how many people (including myself) sort of ignore that advice. When I picked up my road bike I asked... Read more »

Going Pro: Craig Alexander talks off-season training

In this “Going Pro” I got another chance to talk to 3-time Ironman World Champ Craig Alexander and ask him some of the questions emailed and tweeted by you!   Craig won his 3rd IM Championship in October. Besides resting after Kona, what are your plans for off-season training? CA: Well so far there has... Read more »

Review: On_Running Cloud Runners

I was given the opportunity to try out the On Running Cloud runners.   There is a lot of emphasis on energy return or propulsion shoes, and the Cloud Runners sure look like they would fall in to that category. They don’t. On Running makes “activation” shoes. What does that mean? Using patented CloudTec technology, a... Read more »
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Coming up on Going The Distance

Lots of exciting stuff on the brink here at GTD. It’s a new year and with that comes new goals. When I started writing this blog I was a non-runner training for my first marathon (done), the next year I wanted to jump into triathlon and aimed to complete an Ironman 70.3 (complete). This year... Read more »