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!

Ironman Louisville 2014 – Done!

More details to come, but yes, I finished Ironman Louisville 2014. I got the tee-shirt and everything. I’ll put up another post and try to add some pics tomorrow.

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What’s Done is Done

The training is over. I’m off to Ironman Louisville. I’ll get some light workouts in between now and Sunday, but only to remind my body what we’re doing. No gains will be made. I may or may not get a … Continue reading

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Mennonite Ladies and Butt Sores

Last Saturday I rode a bike farther than any man before me. Call Guinness because this is definitely a world record. This amazing feat will astound all who hear of it. I will be counted among the likes of Sir … Continue reading

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Stockton Lake Triathlon-Gettin’ Mushy on the Dam

Wow! A lot has happened since I last blogged. Well, a lot relative to my level of activity. Sometimes we bloggers are a little like those 70s singer-song writers. We got to write about every little thing that happens to … Continue reading

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Viva le Tour

For some reason I’ve become addicted to Le Tour de France. Maybe not addicted, but I’ve watched some of each stage this year and I’ve seen the finish of most of the stages. I guess for me it’s all about … Continue reading

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Viva Las Vegas! or, Working Out in Paradise

Last week I was in fabulous Las Vegas. Don’t despair, this isn’t a pretentious travel blog. Lord knows we have enough of those. So I won’t bore you with the details of where I stayed and what I thought of … Continue reading

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Kansas 70.3 – The Last 69.1 Miles

To read about my neurotic thoughts before and during the Kansas 70.3 swim, click here. For an exciting account of how I rode my bike 56 miles and then ran a half marathon, find a good writer to write it and … Continue reading

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Ironman Kansas 70.3 2014 – Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It!

After the major fail that was the KC Triathlon last month, meaning getting pulled from the water because of the cold, I felt like I needed to do something that proved I could finish a triathlon swim. Happy to say … Continue reading

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Failure Is an Option (apparently) – Kansas City Triathlon

This blog would not be honest if I didn’t mention the most embarrassing failures of my triathlon efforts. This entry is an attempt to keep this blog honest. If you are going to swim the English Channel you have to … Continue reading

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Working on My Bike

I want to show you my new toy. No, not the bike. And not the drill press, which I’m itching to use. It was a gift from my wife’s aunt and I haven’t had a project to use it on … Continue reading

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