The Kona Itch: John's Coming for you in 2018

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The Kona Itch: John's Coming for you in 2018

2017 was a great learning experience for me. I had a solid build up to Ironman Coeur d’Alene which was the A race of the year. I executed well on that race from start to finish and didn’t make too many large mistakes. It taught me a lot about how I want to have a lead up go to be mentally and physically ready for an Ironman. I capped off the year qualifying of Kona!!

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RACE REPORT!  KONA, YEP, THAT ONE (For Real!)

RACE REPORT! KONA, YEP, THAT ONE (For Real!)

Well I completed my first World Championship Race in Kona, and it was a humbling experience for sure. Before getting into the report I just wanted to say that this year was a very solid year. The main goal...

KONA!! Q&A with our World Championship Competitor

KONA!! Q&A with our World Championship Competitor

So that leaves John.  And not only did John qualify for Kona, he qualified on his first solid attempt and in spectacular fashion!!  

And because we've been getting so many requests, I though we'd do a Q&A for all you aspiring Kona competitors.  So what about it, John?  What does it really take to place yourself amongst the top endurance athletes on the planet?

When in Barrington: 5k Vlog, Live Action!

When in Barrington: 5k Vlog, Live Action!

ED:  So what do you do to break up the long run boredom?  Well, if you're Matty P, you just stumble upon and join a local 5k race!  Watch Mat (literally) show some great flexibility in his training plan by applying the first rule of Ironman, this is (sometimes) supposed to be fun!  Featuring local scenery and a very real dilemma at the end that all of us long runners have faced.  Take a look.

World Championships:  Here John Comes!! (Race Report: Anything is Possible)

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World Championships: Here John Comes!! (Race Report: Anything is Possible)

Early morning race start of 6am had me up at 3 AM for breakfast and coffee. I had my typical breakfast that I have had before every big training day. 3 picky bars, cup of coffee with a little cream, then sipped on 50g of tailwind nutrition in 24oz of water before leaving at 4:14 to the race. Going into this race through the entire week I believe I did an excellent job of hydratingIwas constantly making sure I was getting in at a minimum 5x 24oz bottles of water throughout the day. This set me up for a warm race day.

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Matty Matty Vlog Vlog

Matty Matty Vlog Vlog

With all that training in prep for Ironman Arizona, Mat just doesn't have the time to sit down and write long words.  But he does have time to vlog about it!  So here it is kids!