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Troubleshooting the Heat

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Mastering your performance in hot conditions usually takes a great deal of trial and error.

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Five Tips for Heat Racing Excellence

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Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation ( for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P breaks down  the concept of the racing in the heat… consider this podcast to be inspired by what happened at Ironman®’s Hawaii this year. As more and more races get hotter, and are championship races remain in the heat, your ability…

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Gimme Back My Sponges!

Adjusting Your Race Plan For The Heat

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Is it me or does every race seem to be hot these days? Without a doubt, racing in the heat is one of the biggest challenges that endurance athletes face. Staying warm on a cold day isn’t easy, but staying cool under effort is almost impossible. Here is guidance for adjusting your race plan on a…

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

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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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