Training
Wisconsin – Des Moines – Forest City – Guttenberg

Wisconsin – Des Moines – Forest City – Guttenberg

The third week of July is going to be nothing short of epic! In the course of seven days I’m going to be completing Ironman 70.3 Racine, embarking on a 110 mile solo ride to meet up with RAGBRAI and then completing the remaining 240 miles riding across Iowa. This week

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Adventures in Training

Adventures in Training

I recently had to opportunity to experience my first work trip. I spent a week in Peoria, Illinois assisting with the transition into a new electronic medical record system. There was definitely an element of novelty around this trip that produced some excitement, but being away from home provided an

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Swim Camp

Swim Camp

For the last three weeks, I have been enjoying a block of swim-focused training. This is something that I’ve been needing to do for a long time, but it never happened under my own accord. Swimming has definitely been the weakest of the three triathlon disciplines for me, so looking

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Car crash, coping and catharis

Car crash, coping and catharis

Endurance athletes often get asked, “Why do you do this?” We put our bodies through hours of training, incredibly early mornings and what seems like torture to most. So what’s the point? I’m sure the answer to this question can be as unique as each individual athlete. But over the

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Running (or biking) to Stand Still

Running (or biking) to Stand Still

Cue the U2 music. There is very little that I look forward to more than doing indoor bike workouts (note the sarcasm). The scenery doesn’t change, you realize how much you can sweat and it seems like time slows down. But there are obvious benefits that drive us to endure

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Running Update & Lessons Learned

Running Update & Lessons Learned

I’m one of the crazy nuts that loves nothing more than putting on the running shoes, double layers of tights, as many tops as possible while still being able to move, the face mask and gloves to go out for a run in near Arctic conditions. Something about the cold

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