Category: Race Reports

IMCDA 2015 Training Update Week #4(of 26)-Lake Placid Cross-Training

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I mixed things up a bit for week #4 by heading up to Lake Placid for a bit cross-training in the snow. I try to get up there for a week in the Winter every year for some skate-skiing at Mt. Van Hoevenburg. We have a week planned in Sedona, Arizona next month so it wasn’t …

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MS City-to-Shore Ride 2014-Look Out for Them-There Squirrels!

Crazy Squirrel

The last time I had rode the MS City-to-Shore 150 ride was before back in the early 2000’s with my wife. It was a perfect 1st day down to the shore, but the ride back on Sunday was brutal. Torrential rain, 25MPH headwinds, and cold temperatures made for a miserable day. We have not been …

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Ironman 70.3 Timberman 2014 Race Report – A Purple Patch Day

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purple patch (plural purple patches) A period of excellent performance, where nearly everything seems to go right, work properly, and contrasting with a more general lower level of performance. An ornate or elaborate section of a written work, a patch of purple prose – Source: Wiktionary I was not sure how I would feel come …

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Ironman Lake Placid 2014 Race Report-Ridin’ the Storm Out

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Pre-Race 3:50AM finally came around after waking every half hour since about 1AM. Despite broken sleep I felt pretty well rested and was more than ready get this race started. I had actually felt that way all weekend since arriving in Lake Placid on Thursday afternoon. The time was finally here. I started the already …

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Ironman Lake Placid 2014: Performance Highlight: When Weather Rules The Day

IMLP 2014 Finisher Medal

Lava Magazine recaps the weather-challenged day at Ironman Lake Placid 2014 and even provided a little analysis of my day too. Pretty cool! Performance Highlight: When Weather Rules The Day | LAVA Magazine.  

Ironman Lake Placid 2014-Race Week Update #1

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Well the week I have been preparing for all season is finally here. It was a quick 3-day work week and then packing up and heading to Lake Placid on Thursday morning. I did a light swim and easy hour bike on the training Tuesday and Wednesday just to keep the blood moving. Tuesday was …

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IMLP 2014 Bike Course Preview-Cascade To Keene Descent – YouTube

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IMLP 2014 Bike Course Preview-Cascade To Keene Descent – YouTube.

IMLP Bike Course 2014 Video Preview-Ski Jumps to Cascade

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Here is some video I shot on a recent ride on NY RT 73’s new paving from the Ski Jump to Cascade Trailhead. This is the first part of the Ironman Lake Placid bike course and WAS one of the worst sections of the course.

Round The Valley 2014 Century Ride Recap

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I decided I needed to see some new territory on my long bike ride this week. This along with Longswamp Township decided to cover their entire road system in oil & chips, confirmed that I needed to get out of dodge. I searched around the internet for some century rides and came up with the Round …

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Race Report: 2014 Black Bear Half Iron Triathlon

I chose the Black Bear triathlon this season since had a half-iron distance and it was close to home.  I like to do a half-iron distance in the beginning of June to test out my fitness in preparation for Ironman Lake Placid which is at the end of July. This year I was trying to …

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