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Non Stanford: Optimist and Expert Cha - Cha'er

Thursday 04 Sep 2014 Noreply@blogger.com (Non Stanford)
This recently caught my eye and drew a smile. A knowing smile. These words rang true for me and almost immediately drew a line under the past 6months. I feel like I’ve Cha-Cha’d my way from March to September, and not to my own tune. In fact, in time to one of those really annoying radio jingles that gets stuck in your head and repeats on an endless loop. It’s been pretty frustrating Cha – Cha’ing in one spot, BOGOF jingle in tow (because one injury apparently entitles you to another one, completely free of charge), while everyone else has been gracefully fox trotting into the distance. Each time I made a step forward I seemed to be right back where I started. So I decided it was probably time for a short interlude. A pause in proceedings so to speak. And like all good half time breakes, mine included ample ice cream, sweet treats and chilled beverages, along with some unorthodox trips to sunnier climates. What can I say my interlude was less 15 minute loo stop, more 3...

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Friday 13 Jun 2014 Noreply@blogger.com (Non Stanford)
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Ironman Texas: It’s the Size of Fight in the Dog

Thursday 28 May 2015 Admin
FullSizeRender1_resized I’ve never quite understood it when people say they are “going to defend their title” upon returning to a race as the previous year’s winner. It seems more appropriate “I’m going with the goal of defending my title.” So when many asked me if I was ‘going to Ironman Texas to defend’, I guess I just saw it differently. The goal was, as with any race, go out and execute the absolute best of my ability; if that landed me on top, all the better. But I’ve often found it dangerous to become too focused on the top step of a podium, especially in an event such as Ironman, with so many variables that come into play. Becoming too fixated on a ‘title defense’ to me just seems misguided. While I found it a huge honor to return to The Woodlands after last year’s race, I knew that wouldn’t make the task of a similar performance any easier. I’ve often said, resumes don’t matter when we toe the start line; it’s about focus, preparation, execution, and how much fight we’re willing to bring to the...

Texas 703: Work with What You Got

Thursday 14 May 2015 Admin
timthumb …or more eloquently stated by Theodore Roosevelt: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” One of the great things about the sport of triathlon is that we all have a strength and a weakness; and given that we train for three disciplines, there is always something to improve upon. No matter what level you get to, or how many races you have done, this continues to ring true. Yet I’ve also learned along the way that you have to play to your strengths. More than anything, accepting a weakness can be a mental battle; but as we all know, a large portion of what we do in life is driven by attitude and our mentality; which is dictated by our choosing. I went into Texas 70.3 ready for a good hard effort. I heard rumors floating around that ‘many pros came into this race not rested, amidst their large training block for Ironman Texas’. I was not one of them. Sure, I had done some big training in April, but I came into this race rested. I’ve learned that each time I step on a start...

Shooting it Straight

Wednesday 18 Mar 2015 Admin
Run with Black Sky Many times I sit down to write post-race, it is positive; describing a result I worked hard for, how it all went down, and walk through a race experience I’m proud of; even if it wasn’t the perfect race. Well it isn’t all roses, the human body is not a machine, and this blog is not the former. It’s just the facts; and this past weekend in San Juan, my body was shit. I envisioned the three weeks between Philippines and San Juan a perfect time to put in around 10 very solid days of training. Suffice to say things don’t always go according to plan. I came down with what seemed to be a minor cold upon the return; almost worse in that it was minor enough I ‘could’ train, I didn’t feel the need to see a doctor, but the workouts were up and down (one day I nailed it, the next day crummy). I pinned it on allergies but I’m fairly certain it was allergies turned cold. The week of San Juan, it seemed to ease up; but the final few days, even with a good load of recovery, my legs felt heavy; right...

Recap: Dietary Recall with Brett Singer at ISMI

Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 Admin
2014-06-05 18.28.12 It is easy to overlook the importance nutrition can play in the role with athletic performance. I feel fairly fortunate in that I am able to eat all things; gluten, dairy, you name it… I eat it. I have seen our eating patterns change slightly throughout the years, but those changes have been gradual and they’ve been logically prompted by a mix of both educating ourselves yet still retaining what ‘we enjoy’ in that mix. I recall sometime back in 2009 when I thought maybe I had a gluten allergy; my stomach just seemed off. I had heard some recommendations to ‘remove something you consume daily’. So, I thought, what is loaded with gluten that I consume daily? Why beer, of course. I figured that for a few days, I’d not drink beer. After about 3 days, I walked in the door with a 6-pack of IPAs. Derick said “But I thought you were cutting that out?” My response: “Yah… I don’t think I have a gluten allergy.” J Needless to say, we soon found out I had gallstones and I ended up having my gall...

Challenge Philippines – Tough Racing, Open Arms

Saturday 28 Feb 2015 Admin
Zoot Felt Signing I’m a bit of a control freak. I like to eliminate the potential of added stress and I prefer that things flow as smoothly as possible. This is a large reason why I often choose races that are close by or, if not close in location, simple to travel to. I guess this isn’t anything to be ashamed of, as I view racing as a “job”; hence I consider the cost/benefit analysis before choosing events. But I have to admit, it felt kind of good to opt in for Challenge Philippines less than 6 weeks before the event; to embrace the adventure of it all, and to realize that yes while this is a job, there can also be a little room for adventure; and it isn’t a bad thing to ease your grip on control every so often. This event was a first in a few ways; first Challenge race, but also our first time traveling to Southeast Asia. The opportunity came up somewhat last minute, and I decided why the hell not…being so early in the year, I figured it may be smaller event,...

Caveman interview with TRS Radio

Friday 29 May 2015 Conrad
conrad stoltz caveman hunting and gathering roadkill Caveman talks hunting & gathering on TRS radio. When this was recorded,  IM Kona, Oct  2014, @TheRealStarky was a only parody twitter account, and “The Real Starky” was still under cover. Being quite controversial and loose mouthed on twitter, it was intimidating sitting down for a podcast with TRS.  However, once we met over beers,  “Ben” turned out to be a baby faced nice guy, but also seriously sharp and curious.  a “Sheep in wolves clothes” I called him. Dark Mark was a little shy, but I think we both had a bit of a man crush on each other. See, the humorous @_Dark_Mark twitter feed is my favourite toilet reading material. Without further ado, here’s the interview: Fri, 10 October 2014 Episode 5: Conrad Stoltz, 7X World Champion in Off-road Triathlon “A long talk with a legend. Conrad sat down with us at the Huub house  in Kona and talked to about his career, killing a baboon with his bare hands and eating road kill. Listen in...

tougher times

Thursday 28 May 2015
Picture I suffered quite badly with stomach issues after the race in Fuerteventura (and sore legs but I blame Corinne for that), I presumed that it was just because of the hard hot race and the nutrition I had used but the problem didn't clear up and it got worse over the following week. I had planned France 70.3 and desperately wanted to race but by Wednesday I had to spend the whole day I bed and wasn't able to move with what was apparently a stomach infection. I tried to do some light training but it was hopeless as I was unable to even run easy for 10 minutes without being completely out of breath and dripping with sweat! I decided to stay in bed and rest with the hope that I could start the race. Deep down I knew I shouldn't have started but it's hard not to when you are there and desperately wanting to race. We drove to the race start and hid the car keys as I planned to do 30-40k of the bike and then spin back for the car. I felt shocking in the swim but actually swam ok so decided to...

challenge fuerteventura

Thursday 28 May 2015
Picture Challenge Fuerteventrua at Playitas Resort was the season starter again for me this year. It's a very tough course and always attracts a top class tough field so it's the perfect opportunity to kick off the season with a true test to see where you are. I was lucky enough to be able to train at Playitas before the race and it was a real luxury not to have to travel at all to race. This year the female field was stacked as usual with many current and former World and European champions on the start list. I felt a bit out of place at the press conference amongst the big guns but I was a real honour to be there beside them. My aim for the race was to go hard and to try to hit the podium which I knew wouldn't be easy.  Usually the male and female pros start together which is a very unfair start to the race (especially for weaker swimmers ) so at the race briefing I asked for a separate start and the organisers agreed instantly which was really great to see. They gave us a 2...

"Head full of doubt, road full of promise"

Tuesday 26 May 2015 Noreply@blogger.com (Jennie Hansen)
  Here's the thing about comebacks, if that's what we want to call them.  They're not the nice, clean, linear journey back up to glory that we think they should be.  You get knocked down, you think that you've paid your dues to karma, the universe, whatever it is, and that it's going to be a steady trip up back above where you've started as long as you put in your time, and do your work.  But that's not true.  One bad thing happening doesn't automatically build up immunities to other setbacks.  It's like a long climb on a ride, when you're not sure where the top is, and you're not quite sure if you're ever even going to make it there.  Sometimes, the road dips back down again, and while it's a momentary relief, deep down you're cursing it, because it's just taking you further away from where you want to be.  But, the steepest, hardest, most challenging portions are the ones that pack the most punch in getting you there.   Anyways, this...

Ironman Texas: It’s the Size of Fight in the Dog

Tuesday 26 May 2015 Admin
FullSizeRender1_resized I’ve never quite understood it when people say they are “going to defend their title” upon returning to a race as the previous year’s winner. It seems more appropriate “I’m going with the goal of defending my title.” So when many asked me if I was ‘going to Ironman Texas to defend’, I guess I just saw it differently. The goal was, as with any race, go out and execute the absolute best of my ability; if that landed me on top, all the better. But I’ve often found it dangerous to become too focused on the top step of a podium, especially in an event such as Ironman, with so many variables that come into play. Becoming too fixated on a ‘title defense’ to me just seems misguided. While I found it a huge honor to return to The Woodlands after last year’s race, I knew that wouldn’t make the task of a similar performance any easier. I’ve often said, resumes don’t matter when we toe the start line; it’s about focus, preparation, execution, and how much fight we’re willing to bring to the...

Debut Ironman Experience – Lanzarote

Tuesday 26 May 2015 Will
sands beach crew Well, I can officially call myself an Ironman I guess, what a huge day trip that was in Lanzarote. I felt like preparation went ok for my debut Ironman. I can’t say I was in top shape at all, just didn’t have the time to get that, lets say I was inconsistently good!  I personally thought it was enough to get a good result here but not this time. The swim was fine, I didn’t know what to expect from a 3.8k swim, I thought it’d probably bore the hell out of me but actually it went very quickly and wasn’t too bad! It was almost backstoke-able at times so really it was more of a warm up for what was to come. Pointer to all the athletes who raced! Did you see that GIANT Manta Ray that swam under us? T1 went smoothly and we spit the pack into 2 groups. I was with some strong guys and to be honest they were riding a bit too hard for my liking. I had the aim of finishing the bike with 285w best case scenario. 280w maybe more realistic. That meant probably being on...

Barcelona and onwards.

Wednesday 11 Jun 2014 Will
Before ride Hello everybody, thanks for tapping in. Things are going well for me as we hit half way through the season. I’m just getting stuck into a meaty taper for UK 70.3 down in Wimbleball and I think I’m probably coming into some of my best shape of the season so far. It’s all very nice when you’re resting up knowing that you have good legs. Not a bad gig sitting on the sofa super-compensating, getting fitter as you chug through your cup of tea! I’m pretty happy with the season so far. I’ve managed to bag three 2nd places in 70.3 events. Most recently from the Barcelona 70.3 which was a fantastic race! Probably about time I turn it around and get a win, but already this season is better then last year. It’s a brilliant race down in Barcelona, nice point to point sea swim, very very solid hilly bike course and flat run along the Med. We had another quality field of athletes with Victor Del Corral, Terenzo Bozzone, Jan Van Berkel, Bruno Pais, Sylvain...

Introducing the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team

Monday 20 Jan 2014 Lizblatchford
I am extremely excited to announce my joining the Uplace BMC Professional Triathlon team. This year the team has expanded from a purely Belgian team of the previous years to an truly international team. Personally the team offers me incredible … Continue reading →

Balancing life one beer at a time – Omission and my training

Sunday 24 May 2015 Timothy O'Donnell
TO_Omission Triathlon is a tough sport and to have a long career you need some balance in your life. Having a casual drink with friends at the end of a hard training day, or as a celebration after a race helps me keep the sport in perspective, appreciate what I get to do for a living and helps contribute to that balanced life. Recovery is crucial in a long career too, and that is more than physical… it’s also mental. Being able to get into recovery boots, have a beer, watch the playoffs and zone out allows me to step away from triathlon, so when I get back to training the next day I am ready to wrap my head around it all again. Of course on the physical side, with big training comes big caloric needs and a beer at night actually helps replenish those glycogen stores!  At the end of the day a balanced life definitely places me in a positive state of mind. Training and racing while being happy in life correlates to success and for me that comes from enjoying training, life, loved ones and a...

The Importance of Aero

Monday 25 May 2015 Tim
RDodson__IronManMelb15_021 What do fish, F1 cars and fast triathletes all have in common? It’s all about the aero. (Technically, with fish it’s actually about the hydrodynamics, but bear with me) Athletes go to a lot of trouble to reduce drag and increase their aerodynamic efficiency. You may think that some go overboard in the quest to be aero, but as you’ll see, the little things add up. Not everyone can afford to spend a fortune on the latest gear, but there are definitely plenty of things you can do to get more aero and watch your times come down. When it comes to talking aero for triathletes, there’s a lot of stuff out there, both written and on video. The science can get extremely complicated, with talk about rolling resistance, drag coefficients and air density. But I believe there’s a lot to be said for keeping it simple. Instead of getting bogged down in the details, I’m going to strip it back and give you five principles that anyone can apply to lift their performance. They can help you to make more...

Memorial Day

Friday 22 May 2015 Jessica Meyers (noreply@blogger.com)
My incredible sponsor Coeur Sports (check out coeursports.com) wrote me and asked to write a blog on Memorial Day.  Of course the motto of Coeur is heart and courage.  At first I wasn’t sure which way to run with it.  Memorial Day conjures up so many meanings to me it can be difficult to nail down just one.  Memorial Day is for remembering the people who died while serving in our Armed Forces, which is the ultimate use of heart and courage.  When I was younger, it meant eating hamburgers and hotdogs and to celebrate the kick off of summer.  Obviously as a veteran, and one that is getting older at that, it holds a much greater meaning.  I started thinking about where I started my career, as a fresh out of high school showing up for R-Day at West Point.  I thought it would be fitting to memorialize my classmates no longer with us. It’s hard to describe the feeling when you actually start to personally know the people you are honoring. ...

IM Hawaii Race Report 2014

Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 Noreply@blogger.com (Sara Gross)
  Doing my final pre-race ride. The narrow front and deeper rear wheel turned out to be the perfect combo in the wind! Photo by Tessa CapistranoI’ve always loved the Hawaii Ironman. After 10+ years in the sport, I still “buy into” all the hype on many levels.  And the race never disappoints. There is the usual carnage in the pro race. This year we had maybe 25 or 30 girls who could have finished in the Top 10. There was no room for error. Champions were brought down and others emerged.  It was epic. It always is. This is one of my fave pics of the day, Catriona and I in T1. Photo by witsup.comMy expectations going into the race were not huge. I have been around the block a few times and I know enough to know that a season that includes back-to-back Ironmans in May and a big win in August isn’t exactly a perfect set up for Kona. My expectation was simply to go out and do my thing one more time in 2014 fueled by a belief that anything can happen. On race...

Some thoughts before the big day

Thursday 09 Oct 2014 Noreply@blogger.com (Sara Gross)
Final prep run on Ali'i Drive. Photo by www.tessacapistrano.ca It really has been one helluva year. My race season started with food poisoning in Monterrey Mexico which wiped out Ironman Los Cabos as well.  Though I know that “these things happen”, the setback hit me mentally harder than it should have. As a mom, I have made sacrifices that involve being away from my daughter and somehow, it seemed like too much. Kona became a distant dream and so I refocused on doing two Ironmans just one week apart in May with the completely unexpected result of bombing on the first one and winning the second one. This is when I really learned that if your head is the right place, anything really is possible. Because I had so many things stacked against me heading into IM Brasil (3 consecutive IM DNFs, tired legs from the week before, etc, etc…) I found it was best just to blank my mind and not think at all. Rather than try to replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts, I just...

Preparing to fly again

Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 Noreply@blogger.com (Sara Gross)
Good to go at Calgary 70.3 After Ironman Brasil I was really looking forward to some rest. In the previous 8 weeks I had rallied from disappointment, raced 2 Ironmans 8 days apart and won the second one. It was really nice NOT to have a schedule for a couple weeks.  We decided to aim for Ironman Mont Tremblant as my next big race, the North American Ironman Championships. I have heard great things about racing in Tremblant and it would also give me an outside chance of qualifying for the World Champs in Hawaii. I wanted to do two 70.3 races in the lead up and so we chose Vineman and Calgary. This allowed me time for a 4-week training block to prepare for all this. Perfect.  So at the beginning of June, I set to work with the goal of gaining a few watts on the bike before August. Training went smoothly and I continued to benefit from Clint's swim group, including my fave session, our Friday morning swim at Thetis Lake. I did squats...

The Win, The Double and everything else

Saturday 31 May 2014 Noreply@blogger.com (Sara Gross)
  The signs were there. They’ve been there for many months now. The signs in training that I was ready to have a really fast race. And it all came together in the most unexpected way. After the disappointment of Ironman Los Cabos in March, Clint and I went back to the drawing board to figure a few things out. I had a great training block in Tucson in April and a solid race at St. Croix 70.3. I wanted to try doing a “dirty double” again (I'd done one in 2011) largely because i thought I could do a better job than I did last time and because it was a challenge. In both training and racing I find that if I am feeling tired and unmotivated and don’t want to do a session, it often feels really good to actually make the session harder. That might sound counter-intuitive, but it works most of the time. I discovered this little trick about  4-5 years ago when I set out to do hill reps at the Observatory. I was supposed to do 4 repeats. On the way there, I was...

Muncie 70.3: An Indiana Win!

Saturday 14 Jul 2012 Kelly H Williamson (noreply@blogger.com)
Life is full of uncertainties. We can have the best plan of attack; and things may go right as planned for awhile. Then we hit a road bump; an unexpected detour. It’s natural to be frustrated, angry and ask questions. But it’s these times in life that force us to keep moving forward; prevent us from becoming complacent, and constantly motivate us to stay on our game and make us appreciate why we do what we do. At the time the road blocks suck, but in hindsight, think they’re an essential part of life. I headed to Muncie 70.3 with a fire in my belly. It was no secret that the previous race (Rev 3 Quassy) left me in the aforementioned state; confused, frustrated and with some discontent. Sure maybe I was not firing on all cylinders that day, but bottom line was I got it handed to me and I didn’t like it. That led Derick and I into talking about ‘what next’ before Muncie, and we decided upon my escaping Austin to ride my bike. The goal was open roads, lots of climbing and many miles....

Headed home.

Tuesday 09 Oct 2012 Noreply@blogger.com (Aaron Farlow)
My final race in China two weeks ago was my last detour as I made my way back home after the Euro season.I left camp in Leysin 10 days earlier planning to squash an Iron distance race and double Olympic into the next two weekends. Things didn’t go perfect but I got through it and back home in one piece. Ready to have a bit of a break and get rid of some niggles that I have had lingering over the last few months.The Iron distance event was just off the coast of Singapore on a little island called Bintan. As expected it was hot and humid and being so close to the race in Hawaii there was only a small pro field.The conditions didn’t suit me but I thought it was worth a go, it had so many positive things going for it and was on my way home. My idea was that if I was struggling in the heat, just jog through the marathon and leave my legs fresh for the following week in China.The race started well and midway through the bike I joined one of my team mates. We worked well on the bike and came...

IRONMAN LAKE TAHOE & SILVERMAN 70.3 3rd PLACE

Tuesday 14 Oct 2014 Noreply@blogger.com (Mackenzie Madison)
Not being able to race Ironman Lake Tahoe because of the smoke from the massive forest fire was a bummer. I can’t imagine how some of the age groupers felt- probably pretty let down. Thankfully my season so far as been pretty successful and I had just raced two Ironman’s previous to Tahoe so my season wasn’t completely reliant upon a success at Tahoe. I think deep down fate was telling me not to race Tahoe. I was pretty tired going into Tahoe. I really would’ve liked to see how my body would’ve responded to the challenge of racing three Ironman’s in 3 months. I know that I could’ve done well at Tahoe but it probably would’ve made me even more tired. The terrain was absolutely beautiful for Ironman Lake Tahoe. I’m really sad about not having another opportunity to race it as a professional. At least age groupers will have another opportunity to experience such an amazing and breathtaking racecourse. Liz Lyles and I riding up away from the smoke later on the day that Ironman Tahoe was...


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Goto Nagasaki Int.

Nagasaki, Japan

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Moraviaman

Otrokovice, Czech Republic

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Swissman Xtreme

Ascona, Switzerland

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Forestman

New Forest, United Kingdom

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Triathlon du Sud

Sommieres, France

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Xman

Oradea, Romania

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Ironman Florianopolis

Florianopolis, Brazil

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Ironman Cairns

Cairns, Australia

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Ironman Austria

Klagenfurt, Austria

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Ironman France

Nice, France

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Ironman Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

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Ironman Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany

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Ironman Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland

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Ironman UK

Bolton,, United Kingdom

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Ironman Lake Placid

Lake Placid, United States

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Ironman Canada

Whistler, BC, Canada

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Bilboa Triathlon

Bilboa, Spain

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Toughman IN

Richmond, IN, United States

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Half Triatlon De Sevilla

Seville, Spain

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Challenge Salou Costa Daurada

Salou, Spain

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Outlaw Half

Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Challenge Quassy

Quassy, United States

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Challenge San Gil

Sangil Queretaro, Mexico

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Challenge Denmark

Herning, Denmark

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Challenge CamSur

Camsur, Philippines

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Triathlon Ingolstadt

Ingolstadt, Germany

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70.3 Hawaii

Kohala Coast, Hawaii, United States

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70.3 Raleigh

Raleigh,NC, United States

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70.3 Kraichgau

Kraichgau, Germany

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70.3 Switzerland

Lake of Zurich, Switzerland

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70.3 Japan

Tokoname, Japan

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70.3 Boise

Boise, Idaho, United States

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70.3 Boulder

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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70.3 Eagleman

Cambridge, Maryland, United States

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Joe Gambles, Brent McMahon in action this weekend

Joe Gambles, Brent McMahon in action this weekend

Saturday 30 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

The Bahrain Endurance 13 Team is back in action in Florianopolis and Salou, two reknowned destinations for tourists. The weekend will be anything but a holiday, however -- these men are set to get to work! more

Leading ladies step out for WTS London

Leading ladies step out for WTS London

Friday 29 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

As the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Series hits the back half of the season, World Triathlon London sets the scene for fast and furious racing with a sprint course on offer this Sunday with all of the leading ladies poised to line up. Given her dynamite season, there’s no question the tour de force lining up in London is Gwen Jorgensen. Undefeated this season, the American will look to collect her second consecutive title in the UK capital, more

70.3 Raleigh preview

70.3 Raleigh preview

Friday 29 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

The City of Oaks plays host to this urban race, with its finish in the heart of the city. Greater Raleigh is one of the Southeast's most dynamic destinations. The city is full of incredible restaurants, live music venues, museums, the arts, shopping and family fun—make sure to stay a few days to truly experience all it has to offer. more

Challenge Salou preview

Challenge Salou preview

Friday 29 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

This weekend, on 31 May, more than 1,500 athletes will race in this inaugural event, the only CHALLENGE FAMILY event on the Spanish peninsula and a true festival of sport with the flagship half distance together with Short Challenge, Aqua Challenge, Junior Challenge and Breakfast Run. more

Ironman Florianopolis Brazil preview

Ironman Florianopolis Brazil preview

Thursday 28 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

The 2015 IRONMAN® Regional Championship series will continue with this weekend’s 2015 IRONMAN Latin American Championship Brazil triathlon in Florianopolis and will feature some top names in the sport. The women’s professional field features a strong lineup of athletes including super-star swimmer Dr. Amanda Stevens (USA), who won this race in 2013 and will again be vying for the Latin American Championship and the coveted automatic qualification to the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship. more

A chat with Mark Bowstead

Saturday 30 May 2015
Mark Bowstead has a first pack swim, is often the fastest cyclist, and has won a few half Ironman events. Now this young Kiwi pursues a commensurate run.

London memories calling Densham, McShane and Chaffey on the Road to Rio

Saturday 30 May 2015 ITU
Photo Credit: Delly Carr / Sportshoot Olympic bronze medallist Erin Densham, four-time Paratriathlon world champion, Bill Chaffey and former Under 23 world champion Charlotte McShane will return to the scene of their greatest triumphs when the ITU World Triathlon Series stops in London this weekend. Photo Credit: Delly Carr / Sportshoot Densham, McShane and Chaffey are all on the trail to Rio – Densham chasing a place on a record third Olympic team and McShane and Chaffey looking for selection on their first teams. The trio will use this weekend’s Sprint Distance event in London in the lead up to the Rio Test events in August and the ITU World Championships in Chicago in September. London will see Densham joined by fellow 2012 Olympian Emma Jackson, 2013 Under 23 World Champion McShane, Natalie Van Coevorden and Gillian Backhouse (Elite Women), another London Olympian Brendan Sexton, Ryan Bailie, Jacob Birtwhistle, Aaron Royle, Declan Wilson and Ryan Fisher (Elite men) and lone Paratriathlete Chaffey in the three-day Hyde...

Entry to the 2015 or 2016 IRONMAN® World Championship Up For Auction

Saturday 30 May 2015 LAVA Editors
The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF), a world leader in helping individuals with physical challenges lead active, healthy lifestyles, announced today that they will auction a coveted slot to the 2015 or 2016 IRONMAN® World Championship triathlon at their A Celebration of Heroes, Heart and Hope Gala at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on June 10th. The winning bidder (or his/her designee) earns the opportunity to compete in the prestigious 2015 or 2016 IRONMAN World Championship, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Proceeds from the auction will support CAF’s mission and fund the purchase of adaptive sports equipment, training and competition expenses, and mentoring for physically challenged athletes. “We are excited that through our partnership with IRONMAN and our 9th annual New York gala, we will ensure that any challenged athlete with a desire to be active has CAF’s support for years to come, and simultaneously we will make someone’s IRONMAN dream come true,” said Virginia Tinley,...

4 Tools For An Athlete-Friendly Office Space

Friday 29 May 2015 Triathlete.com
Don’t let your 9-to-5 job undo this morning’s 7-miler. You may joke about your job cutting into your training time, but the health effects of your desk job are no laughing matter. Most Americans spend the majority of their day on their keister: sitting at a desk, slouched over a steering wheel or zoning out on the couch. Athletes, surprisingly, are worse than the average “sedentary” American: A University of Texas at Austin study found runners sit an average of 10 hours per workday compared to non-runners’ eight-hour average. Prolonged sitting can cause muscle tightness, poor mobility, back pain and muscle imbalances, undoing training gains and increasing an athlete’s risk of injury. Keep your tush (and your training log) happy at work by creating an athlete-friendly office space. 1 of {count} Back to Start View Larger Image.Garmin Vívofit $130, Garmin.com In addition to tracking miles during lunch-hour runs, a red “move” bar appears on this fitness tracker...

Challenge Denmark 2015 (June 13th)

Friday 29 May 2015 Thorsten
ChallengeDK Challenge Denmark is a new race indicating Challenge’s continuing commitment to the Danish triathlon market (after loosing the races in Copenhagen and Aarhus when WTC bought the company running these races). Race director Claus Vesterby (husband of Pro athlete Michelle Vesterby) is trying to build a great race that also appeals to the family of athletes – the race is run around the original Legoland in Billund, Denmark. In addition to the full distance race covered in this post, there is another one over the half distance with strong athletes such as Martin Jensen, Dirk Bockel or Mary Beth Ellis on the start list. As this is the first time the race is run, there are no expected times. Male Race Participants Rank Name Nation Expected Time Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating Overall 1 Christophe Bastie FRA n/a 08:53:59 00:53:35 04:43:23 03:12:12 100 2 Dejan Patrcevic CRO n/a 08:55:26 00:52:47 05:02:21 02:56:56 108 3 Sergio...

Non Stanford: Optimist and Expert Cha - Cha'er

Thursday 04 Sep 2014 Noreply@blogger.com (Non Stanford)
This recently caught my eye and drew a smile. A knowing smile. These words rang true for me and almost immediately drew a line under the past 6months. I feel like I’ve Cha-Cha’d my way from March to September, and not to my own tune. In fact, in time to one of those really annoying radio jingles that gets stuck in your head and repeats on an endless loop. It’s been pretty frustrating Cha – Cha’ing in one spot, BOGOF jingle in tow (because one injury apparently entitles you to another one, completely free of charge), while everyone else has been gracefully fox trotting into the distance. Each time I made a step forward I seemed to be right back where I started. So I decided it was probably time for a short interlude. A pause in proceedings so to speak. And like all good half time breakes, mine included ample ice cream, sweet treats and chilled beverages, along with some unorthodox trips to sunnier climates. What can I say my interlude was less 15 minute loo stop, more 3...

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Friday 13 Jun 2014 Noreply@blogger.com (Non Stanford)
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Ironman Texas: It’s the Size of Fight in the Dog

Thursday 28 May 2015 Admin
FullSizeRender1_resized I’ve never quite understood it when people say they are “going to defend their title” upon returning to a race as the previous year’s winner. It seems more appropriate “I’m going with the goal of defending my title.” So when many asked me if I was ‘going to Ironman Texas to defend’, I guess I just saw it differently. The goal was, as with any race, go out and execute the absolute best of my ability; if that landed me on top, all the better. But I’ve often found it dangerous to become too focused on the top step of a podium, especially in an event such as Ironman, with so many variables that come into play. Becoming too fixated on a ‘title defense’ to me just seems misguided. While I found it a huge honor to return to The Woodlands after last year’s race, I knew that wouldn’t make the task of a similar performance any easier. I’ve often said, resumes don’t matter when we toe the start line; it’s about focus, preparation, execution, and how much fight we’re willing to bring to the...

Texas 703: Work with What You Got

Thursday 14 May 2015 Admin
timthumb …or more eloquently stated by Theodore Roosevelt: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” One of the great things about the sport of triathlon is that we all have a strength and a weakness; and given that we train for three disciplines, there is always something to improve upon. No matter what level you get to, or how many races you have done, this continues to ring true. Yet I’ve also learned along the way that you have to play to your strengths. More than anything, accepting a weakness can be a mental battle; but as we all know, a large portion of what we do in life is driven by attitude and our mentality; which is dictated by our choosing. I went into Texas 70.3 ready for a good hard effort. I heard rumors floating around that ‘many pros came into this race not rested, amidst their large training block for Ironman Texas’. I was not one of them. Sure, I had done some big training in April, but I came into this race rested. I’ve learned that each time I step on a start...

Shooting it Straight

Wednesday 18 Mar 2015 Admin
Run with Black Sky Many times I sit down to write post-race, it is positive; describing a result I worked hard for, how it all went down, and walk through a race experience I’m proud of; even if it wasn’t the perfect race. Well it isn’t all roses, the human body is not a machine, and this blog is not the former. It’s just the facts; and this past weekend in San Juan, my body was shit. I envisioned the three weeks between Philippines and San Juan a perfect time to put in around 10 very solid days of training. Suffice to say things don’t always go according to plan. I came down with what seemed to be a minor cold upon the return; almost worse in that it was minor enough I ‘could’ train, I didn’t feel the need to see a doctor, but the workouts were up and down (one day I nailed it, the next day crummy). I pinned it on allergies but I’m fairly certain it was allergies turned cold. The week of San Juan, it seemed to ease up; but the final few days, even with a good load of recovery, my legs felt heavy; right...

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