Monthly Archives: April 2011

HI-4: A Sobering Reality

I like drinking.  It’s fun and I’m good at it.  But, with just four weeks left until my first half-iron, it’s time to get serious and cut out the booze. Not that I’m drinking much now anyway.   Alcohol interferes … Continue reading

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Bike Advice

(I was recently asked for bike tips for someone just starting training for their first triathlon.  Here’s how I replied…) You should just get a standard road bike for your first tri (as opposed to a tri-specific bike).  Whether new … Continue reading

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Beauty Makes for Better Training

Last weekend I had the opportunity to go to Leavenworth, WA, to make some new friends and do a bit of altitude training.  I used Google maps to plan out a route, then used USATF’s site to plot the elevation:

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Race Nutrition Planning

Before any race, it’s vital you find out what products will be available at the aid stations and where those stations are on the course.  You should always do some test runs with those same products to make sure they … Continue reading

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I’ve come a long way…

Last weekend I rode my bike around Lake Washington, on a 55 mile route.  I used Google maps to figure out the mileage and turns, then wrote out a greatly abbreviated list of directions to use while on the ride. … Continue reading

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