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Lake Placid Ironman 2013 — Derek’s Finish

I’ll let the video tell the tale save for this: the Tinman has reached the Emerald City. Advertisements

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Recycling Iron

While this whole Ironman endeavor is a Bucket List item for me and has been a memorable experience at that, the fact remains that I’m nothing special. Approximately 50,000 athletes completed Ironman distance triathlons in 2010 (according to some random … Continue reading

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Revenge is a Dish Best Served with a 92° Heat Index and a Chance of PM Thundershowers

After I swung and missed on my first half Ironman attempt in Quassy three weeks ago, I knew I had to make some adjustments. Without belaboring that story any further, here are the changes that I made (either consciously or … Continue reading

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If at First You Don’t Succeed (Lessons Learned from an Epic Fail)

First off, to the four people that have been following my blog with any regularity, I’m sorry for not posting anything recently. This blog clearly peaked the day it was named. It’s been all downhill from there. So, it’s been … Continue reading

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End of Week #10 — Laying Down a Funky Base

End of Week #10, which marks exactly one-third of the way through training. This also marks a step change in terms of increased difficulty. Now we’re not just adding more time onto workouts, we’re adding new workouts. Base Phase Weeks … Continue reading

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Weeks #8 and #9 — Stupid, stupid, stupid!

So many times with the most irritating problems, it’s a simple, sometimes very obvious, thing that ends up being the solution. It appears my woes in the pool are no different. After getting my form critiqued several weeks back, I … Continue reading

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Weeks #6 and #7 – Brought to you by Tide

If you ever sign up for a triathlon, know this. You’re going to generate more laundry than you ever thought possible for one person, or at least any one person that no longer requires the use of diapers. Tuesdays, Wednesdays … Continue reading

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