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2016 Ironman Mont Tremblant Race Report: Dawn Cass, 5th W40-44, 11′ PR!

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Bit of Philosophy:  Ironman obviously tests your physical abilities, however, when thrown some additional challenges you really need to dig inside yourself mentally.  Do you have the perseverance and attitude to get through?  I actually think anyone could do the race…as long as your head is in the right place.  If your head and mindset…

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2017 Endurance Nation Key Races

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2017 Key Race Schedule What is a Key Race? A Key Race is when the entire team focuses on a specific event. Our goal is to get as many people on the ground as possible for Maximum Mojo. It’s a fantastic weekend and tons of fun. This is a chance for many of you to…

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2016 Ironman® Mont Tremblant Race Report: Jennifer Eckert, 1st W60-64, Kona!

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I went into this race saying it was my redemption race.  I didn’t finish Tahoe 2013 due to a crash that resulted in a broken collar bone and torn up shoulder, resulting in surgery.  I just wanted to finish and have fun and then ease back a bit and do some different stuff.  I even…

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Free / Cheap Cycling Speed Opportunities for Long Course Triathletes

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  We know you’ve done tons and tons of work to build a bigger engine, YOU, to power your bicycle. But did you know there are many small tweaks and changes you can make to your setup that will yield free speed on the bike? Well, it’s free in the sense that you don’t have…

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2016 IRONMAN® Vineman Race Report: Josiah Garrison, 45′ PR!

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I’ve been racing long course triathlon and training with EN for the past 2 1/2 years. Vineman was my second full IM, my first was IMAZ ’14. I’ve also done two 70.3’s. Training started out slowly in 2016. I followed first the OS, then Get Faster EN plans from Nov – March. The intensity work didn’t…

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2016 Ironman® Wisconsin Tips

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Racing 140.6 miles is too big of a problem to solve through fitness alone. Rather, it’s an exercising in making smart decisions as you efficiently drive your fitness vehicle around the course. Therefore, the more difficult races are the ones that force you to make frequent decisions on terrain on which making poor decisions can…

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Actions in the First Third of the Ironman Bike and Run

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Did you know that after months and months of training, blood sweat, and tears, and thousands of dollars invested in equipment and travel to your race, you’re most likely to trash it all in the first 30 miles of the bike and 8 miles of the run? In this post I’ll explain why and what…

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2016 Ironman Vineman Race Report: John Withrow, Lessons Learned When Things Don’t Go As Expected

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Setting Expectations: Racing Ironman is hard.  Not just the physical nature of the actual race and its associated training, but more so the strain it can and does put on a body and on a family.  This past winter, I had an episode where I had some light-headed spells and actually collapsed one night. My…

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2016 Ironman Lake Placid Race Report: Rob Sabo, 10:53, 5th M50-54

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Lead up training After IM MOO 2015, my hamstring which had bothered me for the past 2 years was tight so I pulled the plug on the NYC Marathon and started thinking about prep for 2016. I wrote up goals for 2016 and broke them down for Swim bike run and PT for hamstring and…

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2016 Ironman Canada Race Report: Robin Sarner, 10:10, 2nd M50-54, KONA!

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Robin Sarner, IM Canada, Whistler, B.C.  7/24/16. Male 50 yo.   180 lbs.    6 feet 6 inches.     Swim: 58 minutes. Bike: 5:29, 243 np, 226 ave power. Ave cadence 70. (yes on purpose), Ave HR 136 Run: 3:33 ave HR 136.    Ave cadence 79 Second place for age group. 47th overall. Top three kona qualified. No roll downs. So, I made the show for the…

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