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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...

Training Profile: Taking Advantage of those Open Water Opportunities

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Training Profile: Taking Advantage of those Open Water Opportunities

The open water swim training for triathlon is one of the hardest parts to prepare for because open water races just don’t happen often. So, I am very lucky that I have an open water swim race series that happens every year nearby.

This event is early enough in the season that it really prepares you for triathlon races without having to do the bike and run immediately afterwards.  This gives you time to really get the feel for what swimming in murky cold water feels like, plus getting use to fighting for position in the water is something you can’t really get ready for in a pool.

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Baselining: Ahead of Schedule

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Baselining: Ahead of Schedule

It's that time of year, kids!  Baseline testing up the wazoo to figure out "where you're at".  

Have many of you done these?  I used to hate them.  If you never have, they're basically a variety of efforts over a variety of distances to figure out "where you are" so that you can then decide "where you're going".

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