Tag: Travel

Ironman Lake Placid 2013 Race Week-Travel Day

Thursday morning the alarm went off around 6am. Actually my Jawbone Up vibrated a little before that to wake me at the optimal wake time giving me adequate time to pry my eyes open for the day. I fired up the Vitamix for my morning smoothie and commenced packing up for the trip. We were …

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Ironman Lake Placid 2013 Race Week-Travel Day

Thursday morning the alarm went off around 6am. Actually my Jawbone Up vibrated a little before that to wake me at the optimal wake time giving me adequate time to pry my eyes open for the day. I fired up the Vitamix for my morning smoothie and commenced packing up for the trip. We were …

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Revving Up for Rev3 Quassy

This past week has been a scorcher. Temperatures were up in the high 80’s and low 90’s with brutal humidity. Thankfully, it is a race week and my training volume was a bit less. Although it may have been the fact that it was a race week that it was so tough. I always feel …

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Thoughts of Boston Today…

Relax! You’ll Be More Productive – NYTimes.com

Recovery isn’t just important for improving athletically, but essential for work as well. Great article on the importance of properly recovering from work to be more productive. Relax! You’ll Be More Productive – NYTimes.com.

Tour of Toronto…

I got up early on Friday morning and headed out for half hour run around the neighborhood near our hotel. We then got cleaned up and headed down for our complimentary hotel breakfast. I had some waffles with syrup and it ended up wiping me out. I got back to the room and had to …

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Onward to Toronto

I managed to get out of bed by 6AM on Thursday morning. Had some breakfast and finished loading the car, then we were on the road by 8:15AM. The wife manned the helm for the first half of the 8 hour drive to Toronto. It’s funny how she always is ready to switch as soon …

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Ironman Lake Placid: The City of Shaved Legs

My alarm went off this morning with NPR very clearly reporting the news about the theater shooting in Colorado that occurred during the night. It was one of those things that hits you hard and there is no chance that I could go back to sleep after hearing it. Kind of like when I heard …

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Lake Placid Training Camp Day 4-The Final Push

The sore blasted in the room at around 5:30AM and I immediately took inventory of the damage done from the long ride the day before. To my surprise, my ability to walk to the bathroom was not hampered in any way. “Could I really not be sore at all from a 7 hour bike ride?” …

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Lake Placid Triathlon Camp Day 1-Can’t Spare A Square

  This morning I packed up the Honda Fit and made my way to Lake Placid for Troy Jacobson’s Triathlon Camp. I made it all the way to the Plattekill rest stop on I-87 before I needed a bathroom break. The rest stop was more empty than it usually is on treks up to LP, …

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