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A World Championship Personal Record: Gear, Guide and Breakdown

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Overview This year was a personal best year for me here in Kona. The conditions for the swim and bike were ideal; allowing me to better handle the run. My goal was to be able to “run the run” here on the Big Island; by that, I meant sub-3:30. I ran 3:30 on the nose,…

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Coach Patrick’s 2017 Ironman World Championship Race Report

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For those of you with short attention spans, I went 10:27 on the day.  1:07 swim 5:02 bike 4:04 marathon While it’s not even close to my personal best, the highlight of my day was being able to flex my mental toughness. Racing here is special, and I not only had a great time racing…

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Coach Patrick’s Comeback Report — 9:36 at 2017 Ironman® Mont Tremblant

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Coach Patrick’s Comeback Report — 9:36 at 2017 Ironman® Mont Tremblant   Quick Summary For those of you who might want a quick recap or with little time, here are the details. Swam a 1:07, Biked a 4:55 and Ran a 3:27 on my way to a 9:36 finishing time. This was a 1 minute…

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2016 Ironman Hawaii Race Report: Coach Rich Strauss

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The 2016 Ironman World Championships was my 2nd Kona, with my first time in 2003. But before I begin, I need to share with you my thoughts about and goals for the race: From my race plan posted internally to our Team: I’m fully at peace with the fitness and body composition that I have…

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2016 Kona Experience Recap (and 2017 launch)

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Sitting on the plane back to the mainland next to my teammates and surrounded by triathletes, it’s hard not to feel pretty darn good about this triathlon lifestyle. If you haven’t already read our Intro Weekend and Race Week Recap posts, click to check them out. This is the official end-of-camp and race over post.…

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Ironman Hawaii 2016: Race Week Recap

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Today’s Friday, and that means the 2016 Ironman® World Championships is tomorrow!  It has been a super busy week, navigating final race prep and exploring all parts of the course. It’s been a blast…every trip to Hawaii is special with the Team, and 2016 was no exception. Many laughs, lots of good training and even…

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2016 Kona Race Week Camp: Welcome Weekend Recap

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                                     We Survived the Trip to Hawi! Once you land on the Big Island have many different things to accomplish. Your first order of business is getting settled. When you leave the airport you will see many cyclists…

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How Endurance Nation Does Kona

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ALOHA! The Ironman® World Championship 2016 is rapidly approaching. Endurance Nation is the largest and fastest online endurance team in the world, and nobody does Kona like we do! Meet our dedicated Kona partners. These amazing companies help make being a part of the Endurance Nation crew all the more fun! NormaTec  NormaTec is the…

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Coach Patrick — What I Learned During the 2015 Triathlon Season

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The end of another year is a great chance to review all of our lessons learned…what worked, and what didn’t. As a coach and athlete, I pretty much test all manner of new training protocols on myself before recommenting them to our Endurance Nation athletes. The process of self-improvement is a large part of what…

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Coach Patrick's 2015 Ironman Hawaii Race Report

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The Short Version: 10:02, good enough for 60th AG (new personal best!) and my third best time here on the Big Island — but my most complete race (finally, in my 7th attempt here)! Thanks to all of you for your support, well-wishes and more…no way I could ever do this on my own. Biggest props goes to my amazing wife and daughters who were everywhere on race day with smiles, high-fives and more!

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