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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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Texas Swim Camp

2016 Texas Race Camp Day One Recap

Nothing says training camp in the Woodlands Texas like waking up in the dark in the heat. That’s right, one of the things that surprises participants most about this race is how dark it is even right up until 7 o’clock. Which is why I was not surprised to find, at my 6 AM wake-up…

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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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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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TeamEN vs Texas 2012

  Texas 2012 turned out to be a solid day, despite multiple race week events. From moving finishlines (WTC) to daily temperature updates for the lake (wetsuit legal?) to the almost nonexistent winds (they came back), there was lots to talk about. At the end of the day, Endurance Nation put three athletes on their…

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Texas 2012 Bike Course Review

Three days and 300 miles of riding in the books, and I think I am finally getting the hang of riding in the windy heat that saturates the Texas course. I just wrapped up the second annual Texas Rally, where approximately 50 athletes from across the country came together to prepare for the 2012 Ironman®…

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