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2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Mont Tremblant Race Report

2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Mont Tremblant Race Report

My week leading up to my race was full of nerves, deadlines, and wrapping up loose ends. Wherever you look in the triathlon world, it is universally recommended that you sleep as much as you can prior to your race. The benefits are not only for your body, but your mind as well. I failed completely at this. Prior to leaving Thursday, I had yet to accumulate more than 4-5 hours of sleep a night...

I've missed these long (training) weekends

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I've missed these long (training) weekends

Summer is back!!  It's been (what feels like) the longest winter in years.  And as much as I was "dedicated" to the occational inside workout, there really is no substitute for a perfect spring weekend to lay down some serious miles.

I'm 10 weeks out now from Ironman Canada 70.3, and as we all know, weekends become the time to focus and prepare for those long race efforts we're all gunning for.

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Product Review(ish):  Scosche Rhythm+ Heart Rate Monitor

Product Review(ish): Scosche Rhythm+ Heart Rate Monitor

Updates be damned.  It works, I like it.  I'll keep using it as long as I can.  Final grade on our super sophisticated grading scale? 18.7 out of a possible 23.2.  Losing marks only for the stupid blinky lights and precarious charging cradle.  I'm happy, and if I'm happy life is not crappy.

Brandon's Monday Musings: Aug 29th

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Brandon's Monday Musings: Aug 29th

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It's Monday and you all know what that means!

Books I'm Listening to/Reading

Beyond Training Mastering Endurance, Health & Life by Ben Greenfield  Mastering Endurance, Health & Life

Article of the Week

This week's article is a short article and a video. The topic ..... Do shaved legs make you faster? You may be very surprised to find out the results. Take a look. Will you shave or won't you?

Words that Caught My Eye

“If you wait for the perfect conditions, you will never start” ~ various

Gear that is Cool

COBI is a very cool system that integrates your phone and your bike into a fully functional system. Perfect for commuting, the COBI system and app provides everything you need. Apple and Android apps are available. It is Bluetooth and ANT+ compatible. This app has it all - calories, speed, heart rate, navigation, take incoming calls, see texts and has a handy little remote that attaches to your handle bars.  Definitely worth a look. (I've also got one for sale if anyone is interested :))

Stretches of the Week

I'm turning back to Levi's Core Challenge featuring one of my favourites for mobility and stretching: Kelly Starrett. This particular gem is a beauty for those of us who spend a lot of time sitting for work or what not. Take some of that time idle time and put it to work on increasing your mobility. Unfortunately, no video embedded this time, you'll have to click on the link. 

Happy Training Everyone!!!

 

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