Category Archives: Swimming

What Time is It? Time to Train!

Finding time to exercise is not hard. In fact, it’s as easy as 4 simple steps. If you struggle to stay in shape because your schedule is too full, try these simple life hacks, and you’ll be completing Ironman races … Continue reading

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The Pretend Triathlete

Why “The Pretend Triathlete”? The Pretend Triathlete is a regular dude who is 41 years old as of this date, married, 3 kids, full-time office job, and lives in a small town in the heart of America. He attempts 3 … Continue reading

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The Doldrums

What should you do after the last race of the season? Take a significant amount of time off? Keep training? Sign up for more races? Eat potato chips and hotdogs for lunch? (I did that last one today, so check.) … Continue reading

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The Big Branson 70.3 Bust

or How Bad Do I Suck at Triathlon? or Time to Start Blogging About Something Else Wow! What a let down. I knew my time wouldn’t be great, but c’mon man! Last Sunday I participated in the Branson 70.3 Ironman … Continue reading

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14.3 Miles So Far

Friday I swam 2000 meters and today, Sunday, I ran* 13.1 miles. Tomorrow I hope to bike at least 56 miles. That will complete my 70.3 weekend, albeit out of order. As I finished my swim on Friday morning it … Continue reading

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Cycling on TV

Well, Christian Van de Velde of team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda won the USA Pro Challenge. Good for him! I know nothing of that guy, but Christian is a good name for a guy, and I have a nephew named Christian. One of my favorite … Continue reading

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Swimming with a Wetsuit, in the Dark?

The day before today I got up and was at the pool by 6AM. It’s still dark here in Missouri at 6AM this time of year, and as I mentioned in an earlier post, we’re swimming at the outdoor pool. … Continue reading

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Cold Water Training

Yesterday I got up and the thermometer said the temperature outside was 56 degrees. Burr! I went on over to the pool, which is about a block from my house. Normally it isn’t that close, but through July and August it … Continue reading

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