Tag: Triathlon

Portman Nutrition Calculator

Portman Nutrition Calculator for helping to estimate your race nutrition needs…. http://www.portmancalculator.com

Ironman Miami 70.3 – Race Day–Bike

The Bike(56 miles) I shuffled my bike through the large white inflatable archway with “Bike Out” printed across the top.  I headed over to the left side of the mounting area to get on my bike out of the way of others coming out. There were crowds of fans cheering on each side of the …

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IM Miami 70.3–Hurricanes and Packing

Nothing is easy. As I begin my prepping and packing for Miami, Hurricane Rina is churning away just off the Yucatan Peninsula. Fortunately, most models have it doing a u-turn but staying south of southern Florida. Jim Cantore from the Weather Channel also indicated that is will me greatly diminishing in strength. The Ironman Miami …

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Ironman Pocono Mountains 70.3…My First Half Ironman?

From October 2010 until May 2011, I focused on building a solid base of endurance which ultimately ended totaling 2x the distance of each discipline in the half-iron distance per week : Swim 2.4 miles, Bike 112, and run 26. … There would be a time trial start for the bike and they would just run down the rows in T1 telling each athlete to go every couple seconds.

IM Pocono 70.3 Training Week #2

Week #2 training went well. Swam 5,466 yds in 2:18, biked 84.7 miles in 5:09, and ran 13 miles in 2:27 hours. Still battling with my heart rate zones and getting into zone 2. Running in what is supposed to be zone 2 is just impossible, and I am just not feeling like I am …

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Week 1 of IM Pocono 70.3 Training – Finding Zone 2…

Last week(6/13/2011) was my first training plan week for Ironman Pocono Mountains 70.3 on October 2, 2011. The training went quite well and actually felt pretty easy despite the increase in volume. The hardest part of this week was trying to stay in heart rate zone #2. For me Zone 2, which is 60-70% of …

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The Flyers Game Brick Workout

Today I did a new workout called the Flyers Game Brick Workout. With temps in teens today, I was remanded to either the treadmill or the trainer. I struggle to not die of boredom on either of them for more than 45 minutes. The Flyers were playing the Devils today at 1PM so I thought …

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This Blog Has A New Name…

http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=http://brianschwind.net/wpblog/?p=159 Since it looks like this whole Ironman pursuit of mine is getting serious, I decided to rename the blog so that it supports that theme. I don’t know if anyone actually reads this blog besides me, but my hope is to focus the theme of my writing. Triathlon has become a big part of …

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Steelman 2010 Triathlon Race Report

http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=http://brianschwind.net/wpblog/?p=128 It’s hard to believe I have embarked on my third triathlon already in the last year. The Steelman was one I had steered away from last year due to a longer than usual swim. The Steelman Sprint consists of a 860yd(0.5 mile) swim, a 15 mi. bike and a 5k(3mi) run. This year it …

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Lessons Learned From My Second Triathlon…

http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=http://brianschwind.net/wpblog/?p=110 This past Sunday(June 6 2010) I completed my 2nd sprint triathlon. The event was the Belleplain Triathlon hosted by D&Q Events. I had compteted in the Duathlon two years ago and my wife had had also competed in it two years before that. It is very well run and the course is great. Very …

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