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Race Report

Coach Patrick on the Run at Arizona

Coach Patrick Wins Age Group, Heads to Kona for #11 (aka Ironman Arizona 2019 Race Report)

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The quick summary was a first place in the M45-49 Age Group with a personal best time of 9:19, and another shot at the IM World Championships. Can’t ask for much more than that! 🎉   This race was an interesting exercise in mental focus across the course of the year. It was my third…

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Kona 2019 Finisher Line

Coach Patrick’s Ironman Hawaii 2019 Race Report

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Summary After a great week of hanging out with our teammates and many of our industry partners, it was time to race. On a super tough day, I went 9:52:xx which was good enough for my tenth finish here on the Big Island. Not my fastest time by any means, but my fastest time on…

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Ironman Lake Placid Finish Line at Night

Endurance Nation Final Recap from Ironman® Lake Placid 2019

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Ironman Lake Placid 2019 is in the books, and we are pleased to say it was another fantastic Key Race for the Team. While every big race is an opportunity to reconnect with her teammates, a “Key Race” brings together our virtual and real world communities, our athletes and staff, for one long weekend. And…

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Cozumel Race Report: A Lesson in Building Speed Through the Years

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Have you ever noticed those last stubborn 5lbs you might want to skim, can be the peskiest to drop? The same can be for a personal record in your sports performance.  Sometimes, the longer you are in a sport or the more elite you are, the more difficult personal records can become. A thirteen-minute personal…

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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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Road To Roth – How A First Timer Is Stacking The Deck In Her Favor

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When EN Athlete Abbey Bonner decided to take on Challenge Roth as her first Iron Distance Triathlon, she knew it would be an exciting yet CHALLENGING road (see what we did there?). Nothing she can’t handle. She has her WHY…she has her WHEN (all the races leading up to Challenge Roth)…and Endurance Nation has her…

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Late Season Qualifying: The Race Report

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  Quick Summary: 25th Ironman, 9th Kona Qualifying spot 9:39:57 (fifth-time going sub 9:40!) 3rd place in M40-44 8th Overall 2nd American Swim PR The Preparation My 2017 race schedule had already included, Ironman Mont Tremblant and Ironman World Championships, just four weeks prior to Ironman Los Cabos. With little time between the two races,…

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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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What is it like to train indoors and race outdoors?

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Ian Kurth 2017 IMMT Race Report Training indoors racing outdoors   Training lead up Overall, I effectively doubled down on last year’s experiment of leveraging indoor swimming, cycling and running in various ways to achieve a training effect within my personal and professional time constraints. This means spending plenty of time in the pain cave…

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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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