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8 Ways to Fail A Triathlon Race

Triathlon is a relatively forgiving sport.  But, there are a few things that can bring your race closer to a failure than a success. 

  1. Forget to wear your helmet…
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“In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.”

For the last few months I have been discussing my training leading up to my first Ironman triathlon. 1,733 more words

Sometimes, I Just Wanna Quit

Competing, that is.  

Not because I don’t like it.  I love it.  What I hate is when I can’t do it.  Not from a physical standpoint.  601 more words


Rocketman 2014: my epic fail

In idle conversation with my friend and fellow TRI101 attendee Alex, we started kicking around the idea of forming a relay team to do the… 932 more words


Race week!

So, it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve updated. Last week my youngest was sick but I still managed to get most of my training in. 370 more words


Cycling with Speed: Houston, Problem Solved. Mostly

In my post yesterday, I wrote about a serious lack of speed I’ve been suffering through for a couple of weeks now. Two weeks ago, when I got dropped on the Assenmacher 100 after 45 miles at only 22 mph, I was concerned but not too worried. 787 more words


Final Countdown

Tomorrow morning marks the last 10 days before IMWI. To be completely honest….I’m terrified.  I’ve done the distances, I’ve put in my time, and I’m more than ready to get my social life back, but the fear of not finishing or any number of potential catastrophes keeps creeping in. 359 more words