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aqua bike: ramp up your workout

February 7, 2017 / by
If you live for water focused workouts, but want more variation in the pool, put the pedal to the metal with an aqua bike! Aquatic bikes are great no matter your fitness level, age or the size of your pool. Just drop one in the water for basic biking or... Read More
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How to step up your ironman training with a home pool

May 31, 2016 / by
Ironman training requires dedication, grit, and endurance. To hit the typical weekly training distance of 30 miles of running, 200 miles of cycling, and seven miles of swimming, you need the time to train. Here’s where a home pool gives you an advantage. For the majority of ironman athletes who... Read More
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Ironman Training: Muscle Balance Training Tips

April 22, 2015 / by
 In March I turned 48 and realized my body is not as young as it used to be. March was colder than usual with scattered snow showers and high winds. This was my biggest ironman training month with 40,200 yards of swimming, 155 miles of running and 670 miles of... Read More
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Ironman Training: Mind Body Connection

March 11, 2015 / by
February was the third month in my Ironman training plan. This is the month of mind body connection. When I first begin to train, the challenge of month one is to get back into the routine of working out 11 times a week and struggling to build fitness. The easy... Read More
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Ironman Swim Training: Winter Training At home

February 12, 2015 / by
January went by fast. I hope everyone is keeping their New Year’s resolutions! For me, I hit every training session: first my ironman swim training 24,500 yards, biking 552 miles and running 115 miles. I am also on target with weight loss, losing 8 pounds in January. Although, the weight... Read More
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Triathlon Training Schedule

January 21, 2015 / by
Well 2014 was quite a ride – ups and downs – but all in all a very good year. My 2014 triathlon training totals were: Swimming, 255,774 yards (in my SwimEx); Bike, 5,414 miles; and Run, 1,279 miles. That translates into 108 hours of swimming, 297 hours of biking and... Read More
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Triathlon Training: Getting back in shape after time off

December 8, 2014 / by
October presented me with a few bumps in the road for my triathlon training. It was an adjustment going from working out 25 hours a week to no real training. While I went back to “regular” life, I also had to recover from the nagging muscle issues that go along with... Read More
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Ironman Training: Lake Tahoe

October 14, 2014 / by
Ironman Training: Lake Tahoe For those who have been following my journey this year, you know it has been a tough one.  I finished my Ironman training and was ready to complete two Ironman competitions in one year. The first Ironman took a lot of heart and perseverance. It then... Read More
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Ironman Training heats up for this competitor

September 15, 2014 / by
Ironman Training Tips from this SwimEx Competitor Ironman training is really starting to heat up. August has been a tough month with a significant build that included 38,700 yards swimming, 148 miles running and 710 miles of biking. That brings my yearly training totals up to 208,374 yards of swimming, 1,061... Read More
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Ironman Recovery: After the Race

August 22, 2014 / by
Those of you who have been following me know that I finished an Ironman in Coeur D’ Alene (IMCDA) in late June and that I am into my ironman recovery and need to rebuild in time to race Ironman Lake Tahoe in September. This is the first time that I... Read More