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May 14

Chain of Lakes Triathlon – 5/3/14 – Alexandria, MN Overall: 1/82 Division: 1/18 Official Results Swim: 7:11 (1:12) T1: 1:14 Bike:  30:52 (25.3) T2:  0:30 Run:   16:06 (5:44) Total:   55:51 Pre-Race: Well, after a very long Minnesota winter that was preceded by a lackluster end to the 2013 race season, I finally got the 2014 season kicked off with the Chain…

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Aug 13

Minneapolis LifeTime Triathlon – 7/13/13 – Minneapolis, MN Overall: 4/769 Division: 4/29 Official Results Swim: 5:22 (1:14) T1: 1:36 Bike:  39.26 (25.5) T2:  1:40 Run:   17:39 (5:41) Total:   1:05:43 Apology to Everyone: Before I get into the heart of this race report I want to take a moment to apologize to all the 2013 Minneapolis LifeTime Triathlon Event Staff…

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Jul 13

Lake Waconia Triathlon – 6/30/13 – Waconia, MN Overall: 3/263 Division: 3/19 Official Results Swim: 10:50 (1:13) T1: 0:50 Bike:  47:30 (25.3) T2:  0:43 Run:   23:30 (5:52) Total:   1:23:20 Pre-Race: As I reviewed my Race Schedule after the Best of the US Championships and heading into this race, my coach and I determined that in order to make…

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Jun 13

Best of the US Amateur Championships – 6/2/13 – Hammond, IN Overall: 7/688 Division: 5/44 (Best of the US) Official Results Swim: 17:56 (1:06) T1: 1:31 Bike:  1:00:17 (24.7) T2:  0:59 Run:   34:29 (5:42) Total:   1:55:14 Pre-Race: The Best of the US Amateur Championships was held in conjunction with the Leon’s Triathlon in Hammond, IN.  This course is…

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May 13

The circumstances and events leading up to and surrounding this race can only be fully understood in a review of the timeline of events similar to that of the Hollywood hit “The Hangover”. Pre-Season Planning As I’ve mentioned in past posts (Season Schedule: The Frustration, Season Schedule: The Options, Season Schedule: The Results), this season…

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May 13

Chain of Lakes Triathlon Race Report – 5/4/13 – Alexandria, MN Overall: 1/160 Division: 1/31 Official Results Swim: 6:52 (1:09), 9:11 to T1 Mat T1: 1:21 Bike:  32:41 (23.9) T2:  0:23 Run:   16:18 (5:50) Total:   59:52 Pre-Race: This race turned out to be an experience like none other I’ve had. It was a race, for me, designed to kick…

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Apr 13

My race season was kicked off with the “Run the Valley 10k” in Golden Valley, MN on Saturday. 2nd Overall, 36:38 When I signed up for this race I had high hopes for a cool spring morning race, not a snowy and cold November-like event.  So I was less than thrilled with the conditions that…

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Apr 13

Saturday marks the beginning of my 2013 competition season with the Run the Valley 10k in Golden Valley, MN.  Prior to today I had some really high hope for cool temperatures and great running conditions but unfortunately Minnesota was over taken by winter again on Wednesday night with 4″-6″ of snow throughout the Twin Cities…

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Mar 13

Swimming as you may have guessed is as much a part on my life as triathlon.  Not only have I begun to compete in Masters Swimming, the rest on my family is actively involved in it as well.  Both of my daughters swim for the Sea Devils, a USA Swimming Club that my wife is…

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Mar 13

We’ve reached the final workout and fitness test of this swim training program, the long time trial.  As explained in the Testing Overview, while this and the shorter tests are important and you want to perform as well as you can, it’s not the end of the world if things don’t go as well as…

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