Tag Archives: training

Mt. Lemmon, Giant Cookies, & Pizza

My marathon is less than three weeks away and I’ve been consistently running 40-50 mile weeks.  My coach told me “I’m not a triathlete for the next few months but strictly a runner.”  I’ve been trying to maintain fitness on the bike and swim, mostly going to the Durapulse spin and Phoenix Swim Club Master classes. […]

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Ironman CdA … Afterthoughts

It’s been a month since IM CDA and I’ve had a quite a bit of time to think about my race and recover.  Sure, I had dreams of a Kona spot and I didn’t get close, but I gave the race everything I possibly had.  Also, I’ve made some huge improvements since Ironman Arizona 2010. […]

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Workouts of Death

Earlier this year while training for IM CDA, I did a 161-mile ride… 8.5+ hours in the saddle, 8000+ft climbing. The next day, I followed it up with a 20+ mile run.  It was my highest volume training weekend ever. I felt like absolute death. I also did a 140+ mile ride from Superior to […]

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Ironman CdA ’11 Training

Ironman Coeur d’Alene… it was the race I was building up for since my Boston qualification at the Phoenix Rock and Roll Marathon last January.  My run fitness was at its highest level ever and I was coming off a strong 12th place age group finish at Ironman Arizona in November 2010.  I was very […]

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