Buying a wetsuit

Buying a wetsuit Chances are I wont even be able to wear a wet suit at the Louisville Ironman. This year, and last year, the water was just too warm. So chances are it will be too warm next year as well. But I would rather have a wetsuit and not need it, than to […]

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Bought swimwear and goggles

Bought swimwear and goggles I stopped at the local triathlon/running/walking store last night after work. I wanted to get some new swimwear. I already have some swim trunks that are the baggy kind. But I wanted something like what I might wear for a race. I had scanned the big box store during lunch and […]

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Chase Corporate Challenge-Rochester

Chase Corporate Challenge-Rochester I wanted to do this even though I am only 4 days off of running the Buffalo Marathon. I wasn’t sure what my legs were up to doing. I have had a small pain in my left calf, and was not sure what it was going to do. Over 10,000 people showed […]

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Louisville Ironman 2009-Part 8

The Bike Now I was on my bike. I was happy to be done with the swim! The bike and run were more familiar territory for me. I was spinning the cranks, working at keeping my heart rate between 138 and 158. My Cateye V3 bike computer was great, since I had my heart rate […]

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Louisville Ironman 2009-Part 7

T1 After exiting the river, I ran up the sidewalk, across a little bridge, and then down another sidewalk. I ran or maybe walked quickly to where my bike gear bag was located. A volunteer was already there holding it out for me. I grabbed it, thanked them, and ran towards the changing tents. As […]

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Chase Corporate Challenge Rochester 2009

This was the third year I have done this race. The first year I ran it four days after the Buffalo Marathon, and ran 8:35 pace. I spent much of the race passing people. Last year I was much faster. I lined up towards the front, and ran it in 24:24 or about a 6:58 […]

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Cancelled New York City Marathon entry

I applied to the New York City Marathon lottery earlier this figuring odds were against me getting in. I had lots of friends try to get in last year, and only about 10% got in. So I applied, and waited…and waited. There were some other marathons I was interested in running, such as Steamton in […]

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Ankle pain

I was doing my run on my treadmill yesterday. I was scheduled for 14 miles. I started getting occasional shooting pains in my left ankle around mile 7 or 8. They would only last for a step or three, then go away for a bit. It felt almost like my ankle might give out and […]

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