Ironman Mont Tremblant Race Report

I’ll be completely honest with you, this is my third try at writing this race report and I hope I succeed. The past 2 had to scrapped because I found myself venting, whining and complaining – and it’s not something I want to look back on given my experience. Pre-Race: I’ll spare you the usual pre-race “I didn’t feel ready” nonsense because I did. Although the hours I put weren’t optimal (averaged about 13 hours…

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Supplements for Triathletes: What really helps.

A Dutch study found that “receiving dietary counseling seemed to result in better-informed choices with respect to the use of nutritional supplements related to performance, recovery, and health.” (Wardenaar et al., 2017) so I decided to write a bit about nutrition since it’ll allow me to casually reminisce about my college days without breaking down and sobbing because I miss it. Dietary supplements are a multibillion dollar industry. Being that triathlon is expensive as it…

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The Triathlon Off-Season: How To Set Yourself Up For a Successful Year

For triathletes, off-season is typically a make-it or break-it indicator of their next year. I am of the opinion that the statement “triathletes are made in the off season” is very true. Of course, the term off-season is pretty misleading when it comes to triathlon. We go from 15-hour weeks to 10-hour weeks and consider it an “off-season” In fact, the majority of growth – both mentally and physically – is done in the off-season.…

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Sudden Cardiac Death in Triathlon – Should Triathletes Be Concerned?

Every few years (or months?) an article comes out that galvanizes the public, throws the media into a frenzy and forces us to take a good look at actual risk. “Death and Cardiac Arrest in U.S. Triathlon Participants” by Harris et al., was that article for triathletes. Published just a few days ago it threw the triathlon community into disarray. The British Medical Journal and the article itself went as far as suggesting that sudden…

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Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City Race Report

Ironman AC 70.3 Race Report Coming off Maine 70.3 where I smashed the course (5:16) and hit all my goals this season I was not planning to go hard at AC. However, once that cannon goes off (or lack thereof but I digress) a competitor’s mindset shifts. I guess that’s how you know you’re a competitive person and a type A… which triathlon seems to attract. Pre-Race: Drove up to AC Friday after work and…

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Ironman Lake Placid Race Report

Pre-Race: I just want to preface this race report and mention Rolf Prima Wheel System (who helped me crush the bike) and TriMafia for providing a team, kits, motivation and triathlon family. My goal was a sub 13 and I wasn’t sure if I was going to come near that as this was my first Ironman. I arrived in Lake Placid on Thursday and made it just in time for check-in! Barring some parking issues…

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Ironman 70.3 Syracuse Race Report 2017

Race Report for IM 70.3 Syracuse: I’m at a bit of a loss regarding how I should feel about my performance at this race. On the one hand my time was only minutes faster than last year, and, after training hard for a year in prep for Ironman Lake Placid it was demoralizing to not be able to preform better. On the other, everyone seemed to have a hard day. The winds, heat and humidity…

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