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Race Report: Ironman Tremblant (Part 3 of 3)

Seven months ago, I did an Ironman. After almost thirteen hours of swimming, biking, and running/walking, I turned the final corner and was in Tremblant village. The streets were lined with people. Everyone was cheering, clapping, and shouting. From somewhere else, I was given the energy to pick up my pace and my spirit. Right […]

Race Report: Ironman Tremblant (Part 2 of 3)

Seven months ago, I did an Ironman. Yesterday, I started this post by looking at the pre-race and the swim. Today, I continue to reflect by looking at the bike portion and the run. Oh, the run. The Bike: Getting on the bike was relief. It’s my comfort zone. I had probably trained the most […]

Race Report: Ironman Tremblant (Part 1 of 3)

Seven months ago, I did an Ironman. You may have heard about it. I may even have told you some of the stories, like the time when I got kicked in the head so hard in the swim that  I had to pull up, remember what I was doing and keep going. Or you may […]

400 days down, 12 to go

Four hundred days ago, I started this journey. Four hundred. Can you believe it? When I think about it, it seems to have flown by fast and I try to hold onto each of these twelve remaining days. But at the same time, I look at all that has happened. Four hundred days. Right now, […]

Laura Seaman – Mont Tremblant 70.3

People Who Inspire Me: Laura Seaman It would seem obvious, and a bit cheesy, for me to write a long introduction about why Laura inspires me. She is the one who has to live with this long process. She is my most pragmatic supporter. She supports completely, unless I need someone to kick my ass, […]

Am I Ready?

Everyone who I run into or talk to or know me, keep asking me this same question. Am I ready? And for those of you who have been asking, who knows? Since January, I have swum around 250km, about 2855km, and run almost 665km. If that makes me ready, than I am. I have taken […]

Recon

One of the most impressive stories of Lance Armstrong’s dedication to winning is when after reaching the top of the Galibier in the freezing, cold rain, Lance looks at Johann and says, “I’m going to do it again, just so I know precisely.” (words may be paraphrased). Reconnaissance of the major climbs in the Tour […]

Into the Pit of Pain at the American Triple T (Part 2 of 2)

Here is the continuation of my race report after the American Triple T. To read Part 1. Race #3: Olympic 3 Bike: 40km Swim 1.5km Run 10km As noted above, this race, although similar in distance, the order was changed. We started on the bike with a nice out and back route. Nice, especially on […]

Into the Pit of Pain at the American Triple-T (Part 1 of 2)

Training for Ironman is often gruelling. It requires a dedication of time, resources and lots of energy. I have found myself many times with aching, tired legs and feet that would prefer being raised onto my coffee table and left alone. But this past weekend, was a whole new kind of tired.  I had the […]

How Did I Get Here?

Six years ago, I was a fat 250 pounds. I didn’t run. I didn’t jog. Heck, I didn’t ever even break into a trot. At all. In fact, I hated running.  However, my wonderful wife challenged me to get off the couch and to run a half-marathon. Knowing no better and acting on the same […]