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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 […]

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 […]

Mike Pinkney – Vulture Bait 50km Trail Run

People Who Inspire Me: Mike Pinkney I am so happy to bring you this race report. Mike is a friend of mine I met a few years ago as I showed up on his cottage porch, there for the weekend. The thing about Mike, he didn’t flinch. He is always doing something crazy whether it […]

Ironman 70.3 Pocono Mountains – Sunday, October 3rd

Last Sunday, Laura and I made the seven hour drive to take on the challenge of the Ironman 70.3 Pocono Mountains. I had never done that distance so I was a healthy mixture of excited and scared. Needless to say, the day we left for PM we received an e-mail from race organizers to tell […]

Wasaga Beach Olympic Distance – Sept. 10th

Swim (1.5km) Going into this swim, it was the first time I competed with a wetsuit and boy, what a difference.  I got out on the open water twice in the wetsuit before the race and had put in a marginal effort training for the swim leg. I’m confident in my swim, especially at 1.5km. […]