2016 Ironman Texas Race Report: Mark Cardinale, Kona Bound!

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Don’t be afraid to work hard enough to find out how good you can really be! I first noticed this quote from a Facebook post by Siri Lindley.   The quote stuck with me and I used it as one of my main mantras throughout the outseason.  I also resonated with a podcast from coach P.…

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2016 Ironman Texas Race Report: Jenn Edwards, 2nd F40-44 and KONA!!

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Coach’s Note: Jenn is one of the hardest working, dedicated, and disciplined athletes we’ve had the privilege of coaching. Her journey to a Kona-qualifying performance is a textbook study on continuously working to improve…everything. Jenn has been chasing this goal for years and simply did. not. give. up. ++++++++ Texas They say the definition of…

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Ironman® Texas Virtual Four Keys

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Your Best Texas — A Race Execution Seminar by Endurance Nation With all the uncertainty leading up to race day, cross “how to execute my race” off your list! More than 6,000 Ironman® finishes since 2010. More than 30 Ironman® finishes between the coaches. We have raced in Kona a combined nine times. We know a bit about racing…

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2016 Texas Race Camp Day Three Recap

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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

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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

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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

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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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Endurance Nation IRONMAN® Texas Recap 2015

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Endurance Nation teammates battled the heat and challenging course of The Woodlands, Texas to hear that famous sentence “You are an IRONMAN” With months of coaches and teammates preparing them every step along the way, it was no wonder that friendships and bonds formed   Endurance Nation crew was on site to offer cheers and…

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Coach Patrick's 2015 Ironman Texas Race Report

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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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Texas — The Complete Race Breakdown by Endurance Nation

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Coach Patrick Wins M35-39 AG in 2012 RSVP for our FREE Four Keys of Race Execution Talk Thursday 5/14/15 @ 10am Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion- Woodforest Bank Club On the Left as You Face Transition Area —————- Texas is the earliest Ironman® of the North American season, and it is very similar to the end of…

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