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The trials and tribulations of an elite level age-group triathlete.

Please Hold

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I'm antsy.  I feel like I'm still carrying a bit of fatigue from Javelina and yet I'm looking for the next big thing.  I've tossed my name into the Western States lottery but since I won't know the outcome until December 6th, I feel like I am without a race and without a plan.

In my idle time, I've been plotting where I want to run but the -when- all hinges upon the 'lottery' so I'm just plotting the -where- for now.





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Open Mouth, Words Come Out

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My reasons for participating in endurance sports have changed over the years. Initially, it was a vehicle for keeping my weight in check but it almost immediately turned into an obsession with distance and / or speed.

I've always been fascinated by the question of whether or not I could go farther or faster.
 
I still am.


 

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2014 Javelina Jundred

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As the distances lengthen, the reward becomes greater. But let's not forget the risk which seems to have played a heavy hand this year.

Right off the bat, I had an injury which led to a less than stellar performance at the Miwok 100K and then I followed that up with a disaster of a race at the Cool Moon 50 when I basically showed a lack of respect for the distance and the conditions.

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All or Nothing

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In 2008, I started chasing Ironman and at the time, it seemed like it was me and a bunch of strangers.  There was the occasional local guy but at the time, I didn't really know anyone.

That all changed in 2010 when I attended a training camp.  At that camp, I met a bunch of new friends and when a group of us qualified for the Ironman World Championship, we were reunited in Kona, we met the friends of the friends and our circle expanded.

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2014 Ironman Wisconsin

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In the last six years, I've completed thirteen iron-distance events, I've qualified for Kona four years in a row, I've been on the podium numerous times and I finally accomplished my ultimate goal of winning my age group at Ironman Coeur d'Alene in 2013.

Is this the end, I wondered? I had joked about it. I think I said something along the lines of how fitting it would be to call it quits after that race. It was a great race and after chasing 'something', I felt like I'd finally caught what I'd been chasing.



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