Category: Race Reports

Ironman 70.3 Syracuse 2016 Race Report

Ironman 70.3 Syracuse was my “B” race for the year. This season has started off quite well for me so far, and I was looking forward to keeping that momentum going with a good performance here. I knew the course would be challenging, but I was hoping to get something around 5:30-6 hours. Heading into …

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Race Report:French Creek Olympic Triathlon 2016

The French Creek Triathlon was my first triathlon event of the year. I didn’t know a whole lot about the race, but the timing of it fit well into my schedule. After checking out the race course and past results on their website, I knew I was up for a challenging event. Most of the prior …

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Race Report: St. Luke’s Half Marathon 2016-Older, Fatter, and Faster?

St. Luke's Half Marathon 2010 crop me bloody nipples

Last season I had to bail out on the St. Luke’s Half Marathon on the morning of due to a nasty stomach bug. I was looking forward to putting that behind me and getting another result here under my belt. To make things a little more interesting, I also challenged a friend from work, who we’ll call …

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Race Report: Blues Cruise 50k – My First Ultra

Six weeks ago I had this compulsive idea to sign up for the Blues Cruise 50k Ultra Trail run. I found out about the race through a friend who had done it a few years ago and it has always been floating around in my mind. I really didn’t have any real intentions to do …

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Race Report: Steelman Olympic 2015-Finishing on a High Note

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This year hasn’t really been one of my favorites. It started off finding out that our dog Yuki had Lymphoma two days before we were supposed to leave for Sedona, AZ. We then had to cancel our trip only to find out that his cancer had spread throughout his spleen and liver. Fortunately, we were able to …

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Bike Course Comparison: Ironman Lake Placid vs Coeur d’Alene

IMLP vs IMCdA Bike

Several people have asked me how Ironman Coeur d’Alene compares to Ironman Lake Placid, namely the bike courses. So, I decided to attempt to answer that question with a bit of a comparison of the data that I accumulated from the last two races. It was fairly difficult to find any one tool that conclusively …

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Race Report: Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2015

Last year at Ironman Coeur d’Alene the weather was pretty windy and cool. The water temperatures was in the 50’s and it was cool and windy. I signed up for this race specifically because that type of weather suits me well. Cool, damp and even a little rainy. I don’t like the heat. So, when …

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Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2015-My Tracking Info

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My Bib #: 462 Race Start Time(Age Group): 5:45 AM PDT (8:45 AM EDT) MyAthleteLive Tracking Info I decided to rent a GPS tracker from MyAthleteLive.com so Denise can more easily plan her day and also so any family & friends can track my progress throughout the day. You can view the live tracking info …

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IMCDA 2015-Week#21(May 18-24)-Todd Wiley Lake Placid Camp

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Less than 5 weeks to go until Ironman Coeur d’Alene! Actually, if you are reading this post it is probably less than 3 weeks to go. With all the heavy training volume lately, I cannot find the time to get this post out and I didn’t want to just throw it out there. Anyway…I digress. This was …

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Race Report: NJ Devilman Half Lite 2015

NJ Devilman Half 2015 Run Finish

The last time I raced the New Jersey Devilman Half Lite, it was a cold dreary morning. I vividly remember the “ice cream headache” I had gotten when I plunged my head into the cold, dark water of Cedar Lake. I ended up  with a decent result, but I remember thinking I would not be in …

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