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Entries in Ironman (35)


How to Nail Ironman Wisconsin

This race holds a special place in my heart as it was my first Ironman back in 2003, the inaugural year for Ironman Wisconsin. The scenery, people, support and backdrop of this race are amazing. From my experience racing Ironman Wisconsin twice, as well as analysis of past age grouper files, here’s how to nail it on race day.

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Five Things to Do the 5 Weeks Before Ironman

It's official. The countdown has begun and you now have 5 weeks before your big Ironman. So what do you do? The final five weeks before Ironman are certainly no physical or mental walk-in-the-park, with these five tips, you’ll arrive at the starting line ready to rumble – without being overtrained or undertrained for your big day.

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A Tale of Two 70.3’s

Tracking and analyzing your progress is a major component of success whether it comes to sport or life. By looking at where we have been we can get a clear picture of what we did well and what we could have done better - giving us the chance to change our strategy the next time we are faced with the same or similar circumstances. By adjusting our game plan thus, we can avoid making the same mistakes twice.

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An Update on Thad Beaty

About a month ago, we started following Sugarland guitarist Thad Beaty on his training journey towards the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona this October. Check out Thad's latest video blog about what he's learned so far, and get his coach Keith Watson's thoughts on their progress.

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How To Nail IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder 

Triathlon mecca of the United States (and home of TrainingPeaks) Boulder, Colo. holds the IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder on Aug. 4th this year. With the picturesque Flatiron mountains as a backdrop, athletes will swim in the Boulder Reservoir, bike along a fast, rolling course and run along the dirt roads and paths surrounding the reservoir. With a new, single loop bike course, this race promises to be fast, but it’s not easy.

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