Author Archives: The Pretend Triathlete

About The Pretend Triathlete

Just a 46 year old trying to stay in shape. Not pro-athlete in shape, just 46 year old guy with a family and a house and a job in shape. Signing up for races is the best way I've found to do that. I blog about things that happen to me and things I observe while training and racing. Let's do this!

I Hate Springing Forward and Lent

There are two things I hate about Spring, moving the clocks forward and Lent. I have no control over the former but it’s my decision to participate in the latter. Is daylight savings time even necessary anymore? Was it ever … Continue reading

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New 30 Day Plan – Reach for the Rim

In my last post I described how I followed a 30 day plan I found on another blogger’s site. It was squat and ab specific. It helped and in hind sight I think it prepared me for the next 30 … Continue reading

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30 Day Plan – Taking it Easy was Harder Than I Thought it Would Be

Last month someone “liked” my blog. Most of the time I check out the blog of whoever likes my blog. I have time to do that usually because I don’t get an overabundance of “likes”. Is it because my blog … Continue reading

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Non-Carb Loading (Carb Un-Loading?)

I’ve gone low carb/high fat (LCHF) (google it). Man, sugar is addictive. I’ve never done drugs, but I know what it’s like to be jonesing a substance I shouldn’t be using. I’ve sworn off junk food and candy but with … Continue reading

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Kansas City Marathon 2014

Last Saturday, October 18, I ran the Kansas City Marathon. I noticed this year at the KC Marathon that there were a lot more Royals fans than what I remember from last year. Funny how that works. (The Royals are … Continue reading

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How to Complete an Ironman Race – Specifically, Ironman Louisville

One more post about Ironman and then I’ll give it a rest, I promise. I’ve started this post a couple of times and what I realize is I don’t have a lot to tell you. I completed Ironman Louisville 2014 … Continue reading

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Ironman Louisville 2014 – Running Edition

Like my actual Ironman race, these posts about my race are taking longer than I thought.   At fifteen minutes and 20 seconds my second and final transition took a lot more time than it should have. I changed socks, … Continue reading

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Ironman Louisville 2014 – I Want to Ride my Bicycle

So as I exit the changing tent at T1 the volunteers are there to slather us with sunscreen. I got a quick slather. I think the volunteers were in such a hurry, because they knew we were in a hurry, … Continue reading

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Ironman Louisville – Old Man River

In my last post I mentioned that I arrived in Louisville on Wednesday evening. The race was the following Sunday. What I didn’t mention was that I tried to never be seen without a water in my hand. I determined … Continue reading

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Ironman Louisville 2014 – Ironman Weekend

Today I’ll write about my observations and what happened during my Ironman weekend leading up to race morning. This post is more to help me remember in years to come what actually happened race weekend. So please skip this post … Continue reading

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