Tag: Ironman

Ironman University Certified Coach

IRONMAN Certified Coach

For anyone still reading this blog, I have to apologize for having been a bit out of communication here over the last few months. Besides the busy holiday season, I had been heads down working through the Ironman University online coaching certification since September. This course pretty much consumed the majority of my free time …

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Why I Decided to Try Ironman University

Ironman University Curriculum Menu

When the Ironman/WTC folks announced their new “Ironman University” coaching program there was a ton of negative comments posted all over the web and social media. The program was slated as a 14-day online program that would make you a coach, capable of training athletes to complete an Ironman event. With no prerequisites required either. So, basically …

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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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Training Blog: Brian Schwind – June – Myithlete

iThlete HRV Timeline IMCDA Week 24

Check out my latest guest post on the iThlete HRV Blog. In this month’s post, I will be covering how tapering for an Ironman affects your Heart Rate Variability. Source: Training Blog: Brian Schwind – June – Myithlete

Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2015-My Tracking Info

IMCdA, Coeur d'Alene, ironman

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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Fuel Your Training with Natural Energy Alternative…Or even better, Amrita Bars

Lehigh Parkway Run April 12 2015 - Post-run recovery streamside with an Amrita Bar

While whole foods are a great source of nutrition, but they are not always easy to carry along for a long workout or race. I think a more convenient option is to have a combination of whole foods in an easier to carry package. A great example of this would be Amrita Bars. Amrita Bars are …

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Adapting and Readjusting Your Race Day Goals

dartboard, target, bullseye, darts

An Ironman is such an unpredictable event. You never know what kind of things are going to come your way on race day. You try to mitigate as many possible issues as you can think of, but you can’t control everything. One thing you certainly cannot control is the weather. Last year I competed in Ironman Lake Placid with …

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IMCdA 2015 Training Log-Week#24(June 8-14)-Taper Week 1

TrainerRoad 20 minute FTP Test Result

Ahhh the old love-hate relationship with tapering continues. While greatly anticipated, this break in training and the general feeling of malaise that comes along with it I did not. I guess you can’t have everything. The Ironman Lawn… I was finally able to get my lawn looking somewhat manicured with some extra time on my hands now. …

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IMCdA 2015 Training Log-Week#22&23(May 26-June 7)-The Last Push

I am going to double up here on the last two weeks of build before my 3 week taper into Ironman Coeur d’Alene. It has been a pretty brutal 2 weeks since I really never had a full recovery week since about 5 weeks ago. I did a couple little 3 day recovery before and …

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