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2016 Texas Race Camp Day Three Recap

Our third and final day of camp is all about the run…and an early one at that. I find that the later you start run day, the more likely you are to eat or do something else that’s going to muck up your day — plus some folks have to hit the road. So early…

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2016 Texas Camp Day Two Recap

The second day of training camp is always interesting. At camp dinner the night before there is much hemming and hawing as to which way people will go: ride the full 112 or shorten it? There is a mixture of curiosity, bravado, and a little bit of fear that makes most people push the decision…

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Coach Patrick February 2016 Training Update

Hard to believe it’s already March 1st and time for another returning update. I know that February is a short month but really, this is ridiculous. So when I last left you in February I was transitioning to the OutSeason® with some intensity. The goals was to bring my higher-end fitness up from the aerobic run…

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Coach P’s January 2016 Training Update

Coach P at the January Volume Camp Believe it or not, but it’s time for another training update! January was a solid one for me. I don’t really have trouble getting motivated so there were no specific resolutions or occasions that made me dive any deeper into my training. I was coming off of a…

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2016 Texas Race Specific Camp

Join Coach Patrick from EnduranceNation for our fifth annual Texas Camp in preparation for the Ironman® Texas / U.S. National Championships on May 14, 2016. The camp runs from March 17th to the 20th, and will be based out of The Woodlands, TX so we can train on the bike and run courses. Aside from…

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Coach Patrick's 2015 Ironman Texas Race Report

For the speed readers, the full report is below. For the rest of you this was my 21st Ironman and I went 9:29:xx, good enough for 36th overall…26th male…5th age grouper…and 2nd in the M40-44 age group. My swim was baaaad. The bike was almost perfect and the run was a sufferfest…but my ticket is punched — Kona #7, here I come!

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2015 Texas Race Camp Recap: Wind, Rain & Train!

Proof that we didn’t get rained on EVERY moment of camp! I knew things were going to be less than ideal when almost every single camper emailed me the week before to ask “What will we do when it rains?” And yet as I type this on the plane home my legs are as tired…

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2015 Texas Race Camp with Endurance Nation

Learn how to race Texas over the course of a long training weekend led by one of the most experienced triathlon coaches in the country…Endurance Nation Co-Founder Patrick McCrann. Running March 19th to the 22nd, 2015, this will be our fourth annual training camp. The Coach Coach Patrick McCrann of Endurance Nation will be on…

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2014 Texas Official Recap Post [Pictures & Video]

All week the temperatures we predicted to be very low, in the low 80s…but race day turned out to be just hot enough. There is no such thing as an easy Ironman, and Texas 2014 was no exception to that rule.  Increased winds and the ever-present heat made for a challenging race across the board!…

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From Sub-10 to Sub-9:30 In One Ironman

I recently won the men’s 35-39 age group, placing 28th overall, at Texas with finishing time of 9:27. This was a 25-minute personal best and a breakthrough performance for me, and I want to share how I did it. Not because everyone can go sub-9:30 in an Ironman, but because how I set the stage…

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