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Second Half Iron Triathlon Done - Mixed emotions

Friday, October 02, 2015      18 comments

I was ready for this race, well rested and excited to be doing another Half Iron distance triathlon. I stayed at the Host Hotel in Jensen Beach, FL. Beautiful accommodations, and I needed to rest well the night before. The day before I had... Read more

Another triathlon blog

Sunday, August 16, 2015      22 comments

August isn't the best time of year for an Olympic triathlon. That's a 1500 meter swim, 25 mile bike ride and then a 10K run. I did pretty well, though. Didn't sleep well the night before for some reason. Maybe because we had a power failu... Read more

Ironman at 70?

Thursday, June 18, 2015      22 comments

I made the commitment. This morning, I emailed my race director for HITS Ocala Triathlon Series and asked to upgrade from the Half Iron to Full Iron distance. I've been thinking about this since I completed the Half Ironman event a couple o... Read more

I Am An Athlete

Wednesday, May 27, 2015      23 comments

I have some remarkably fit athletes in my family. One is a professional, a mixed martial arts champion. I would assume his name is recognizable to any MMA fan, as he's a weight class champion. Another grandson is in school for the elite Na... Read more

A Few Mistakes But Good Result

Monday, May 18, 2015      18 comments

Tomoka Triathlon was a success. I got a PR on this race, 13 minutes faster than last year. It's a sprint, but a longer than typical cycle portion of 16 miles. I ended up doing at least 17 miles, 'cuz I took a wrong turn. There was a portio... Read more

Thoughts On Doing The Impossible.

Friday, April 17, 2015      17 comments

I try to be honest with myself. To not use wishful thinking. To not exaggerate or lie to myself about a situation to make it seem more in line with my thinking. I tend to be a literal thinker, which sometimes gets me in trouble. It's diffic... Read more

My First Ironmam 70.3 (video blog)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      10 comments

A short video. In the swim start I am almost last in the group, wearing grey and white top. I chose this position to avoid the bumping and take it easy to save energy for the bike and run. Please visit my Spark Page and read my blog entry about ... Read more

Better Than I Expected

Monday, April 13, 2015      26 comments

What a day! Ironman puts on a terrific race, and everything went smoothly. I hadn't slept well the night before, as per usual. But, I did get plenty of rest the night before, so I was well rested for the event. Got up at 4 AM, had my u... Read more

This Is Ridiculous

Friday, April 10, 2015      22 comments

So, I'm getting packed for Florida Ironman 70.3 this morning. So much to remember, my checklist is looong. I had all my stuff laid out for my transitions, just to see how it will look, to familiarize myself just one more time. OK, I have e... Read more

Tapering For My Half Ironman Begins

Wednesday, April 01, 2015      12 comments

I have 11 days until the biggest challenge I've yet attempted, the Florida Half Ironman in Haines City, FL. Some people have opined that a marathon is more difficult than a 70.3 triathlon. I don't think so. I've done several marathons, an... Read more

Sometimes You Win One

Sunday, March 15, 2015      23 comments

I wasn't too excited about this triathlon. I'd done the venue a few times before, and I knew the course well. I see familiar faces everywhere. I was happy to be here, I just wasn't so charged up. This was the first time I drove to an event... Read more

It Takes All Kinds

Sunday, March 01, 2015      22 comments

I went for a nice hour long swim today at the local State Park where there is a constant temperature spring fed pool. After I'd been swimming for a while I noticed s... Read more

Rode the bike yesterday, swam today.

Saturday, February 21, 2015      12 comments

Triathlon training continues. I rode for about 26 miles yesterday, then went for a half hour run right after. Today it was cold, for Florida, about 60 degrees when I went for a swim. The Springs where I swim are a constant 72 degrees, so it was ... Read more

Tallahassee Marathon Third Time

Sunday, February 08, 2015      25 comments

I ran this marathon with a slight injury. Nothing serious, just something that results in discomfort after running long. It's called anterior ankle impingement, and is caused by running uphill too quickly, from what I understand. And yes, I have... Read more

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