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ITU AG LC WC 2018 Race Plan: Part Deux

INTRODUCTION See previous entry. Just a reminder: the race is 3000 m one loop swim, 120 km (74.6 mi) two loop bike, 30 k (18.6 mi) run. Race date: Sunday August 27, in Penticton, BC, Canada. This is the age … Continue reading

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ITU LC WC 2017 Race Planning

I’ve been looking forward to this race for three years, ever since it was announced. Back in the 80s & 90s, there was a race in Nice, France *which Mark Allen won 10 times between 1982 and 1993. After that, … Continue reading

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ITU LC WC Race Plan Update

So after all of the discussion with my coach, a couple of really good training sessions on Wednesday and Thursday followed by a super race on Saturday, here’s what I’ve come up with for a plan: Coach P – I … Continue reading

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ITU LC WC Race Planning

I’ve been pointing to a race the end of August for the past three years – the International Triathlon Union (the global triathlon Olympic Federation) Long Course World Championships in Penticton BC. I’ve been talking back and forth with my … Continue reading

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MiamiMan, 2016

Two years ago, the ITU announced that its 2017 long course (4k swim/120 km bike/30 km run) world championships would be in Penticton, BC,  just over the border from Washington. Not only close, but a a race distance which seems … Continue reading

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Ironman Maryland 2016

After this race, I’ve got a new coach. No, I’m not replacing EN, but if Rich and/or Patrick aren’t around, I’ve got a great substitute – my wife, Cheryl. She completely turned my race around in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Omaha!

The Short Course/Olympic/Standard Distance Age Group National Championship is the USAT’s flagship event. Held in conjunction with the Sprint NC, 2400 racers in the Oly and 1500 in the Sprint on separate days, it’s a major event which moves around … Continue reading

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Kona Pilgrimmage: The Finish Line

“Coming down Ali’i Drive to the finish line at Kona” – is there a more iconic image in all of triathlon? I’ve had the privilege to be there seven times. Each one remains memorable and unique for me. 2004. I … Continue reading

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Kona 2015 Race Report

Brief race report as explanation (NOT excuses) for my race: Swim: 1:41. I just kept moving my arms, but they don’t seem to have the oomph they used to, at least in a rough water non-wet suit swim. Explanation: bike … Continue reading

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Kona 2015 Race Plan

This is not so much a traditional “plan”, but list of attitudes and mental states I intend to carry into the race. If you notice my sig line below, my goal for the year has been “Crack the Kona code” … Continue reading

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