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

Joshua Tree Adventure

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When I choose a race, the destination is as important to me as the event itself.  But sometime this past year, I realized, I didn't have to participate in an event to go to cool places.  The transition from Ironman to ultrarunning has opened up a lot of possibilities for me.

Coming to the above conclusion, I started searching around to see where I wanted to go (read:  run).  I quickly compiled a list and near the top due to its geographic location, hours south of my home, Joshua Tree National Park.

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2014 Hoover Dam Marathon

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Would you like to improve as a marathoner?  Run more marathons!  At least that's what I told my wife.  Truth be told, in order to be a better FILL IN THE BLANK, you need to do it more often and continue to do it for a number of years.

So when we sat down and we discussed what she could do to help her 2015 Ironman season, I suggested an offseason marathon.  After a quick search, we found the Hoover Dam Marathon in Las Vegas which aligned well with her offseason.



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What is a Coach?

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"Are there any triathletes out there not trying to be a coach?"

That's an interesting question, one that I saw posted on Twitter yesterday.  I could answer a question with a question by asking:  "What is a coach?"

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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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