Category Archives: Reluctant Triathlete

June Round-up

I’m having trouble accepting that it’s July. It just doesn’t seem possible. Fitness-wise, May and June look a lot alike. The weather didn’t really cooperate for my long rides on the weekend, but I started commuting to work more by … Continue reading

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I Like Big Hills: Quassy Half-ironman

Training for an Ironman is a funny thing. The distances and times involved in the event are so long that, on one level, I sort of forgot that a half-ironman is the longest athletic event I’ve ever done. In the … Continue reading

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Come What May (Round-up)

“It’s the First of June,” I told myself on the way to work this morning. “Huh. I guess it’s time to recap the last month of fitnessy good times.” Between working from home, volunteering, and riding my bike to work, … Continue reading

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Pimp My Ride

It’s the time of the season for riding my bike to and from work. It’s bright in the morning. The temperatures are warm . . . well, warm enough. And the crack in Tommy V’s carbon fiber chainstay is fixed. I’m aiming to … Continue reading

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Deferents and Epicycles

Hey, we’re halfway through Diabetes Blog Week 2015! So far so good. I’ve been doing my best to write to the prompts this year, but I think I’ve taken a few liberties. Anyway, I think I stuck close today. “Today … Continue reading

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NE Season Opener 2015 Pictures

The always awesome Lisa took these pictures at the NE Season Opener triathlon on Sunday. Click on any of them for a larger version. Aren’t they great?

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Warmer than Expected – NE Season Opener 2015

Sunday, I did my first triathlon of the season. In fact, it was my first race of the year since the biathlon in March. Because it was so short—1/3 mile swim, 10 mile bike, and 5K run—it was a pretty … Continue reading

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Recovery

It’s hard to believe, but week 8 of Ironman training is upon me. Hard to believe because eight weeks means I’m almost 1/3 of the way through the training plan. It’s also hard to believe because the last recovery week … Continue reading

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March and April Round-up

I workout. A lot. It seems to have become what I do. It all started in 2009 when I started cycling and running again. And then it really ramped up when I started doing triathlons. Now, with Ironman training, I’m … Continue reading

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But I Will Be an Ironman

It’s funny because it’s true.

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And So It Begins

Today is the first day of “official” Ironman training. It’s exciting, and I’ve been eagerly anticipating it since the beginning of the year. That’s when I started working on the plan, which I’ve been cobbling together from various sources. It’s … Continue reading

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January and February Round-up

My good friend Céline gives a report each month on her fitnessing. It’s kinda cool, so I decided to do the same thing for myself this year. It’s not a competition; everyone should follow her own plan, listen to what … Continue reading

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Doubts

In the winter 2015 USA Triathlon magazine there’s a great article about Sarah (Groff) True, the triathlete who finished just off the podium in 4th at the London Olympic games. Much of the article concerns doubts and how she overcame … Continue reading

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Knighthood

Here’s a multiple-choice question. On Saturday I… Did something very silly; Went on a quest; Kept a friend company during a fundraiser; Watched TV all day; Ate food every half hour; Rode my longest/farthest indoors; Rode my farthest on a … Continue reading

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Heart Rate Training

Céline asked questions about heart rate training recently, and I started to answer them there. But my comment turned out to be longer than her post, so I decided to put it here instead. Here’s the low-down on heart rate … Continue reading

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