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Big Kahuna Ironman – 8 Weeks

14 Jul , 2013 IronMan,Sports

Big Kahuna Ironman – 8 Weeks

Competing in and doing well at the Splash & Dash this past Thursday has Angela and I becoming even bigger triathlon junkies than we already were. I never caught the marathon bug; having no interest in doing another one after I completed my third one a few years back. On the other hand, I am already looking forward to and planning to do so many more triathlons even after the Big Kahuna race.

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Big Kahuna Ironman – 9 Weeks

8 Jul , 2013 IronMan,Sports

Big Kahuna Ironman – 9 Weeks

There aren’t many words to describe the feeling of being out in the ocean with some baby seals, battling through giant kelt, watching out for sting rays and leopard sharks, and battling 3-5 foot waves. Awesome, just about sums it up all up. I only wish I had a camera to catch what I saw and experienced. I think I will invest in a GoPro Camera for the next ocean swim. It’s just insane to look down at water a 100 plus feet below you and see the amount of sea life below you, roll over to blue skies, gaze over to the cliffs at the sea lions and be pushing yourself to keep going when the land doesn’t seem to be getting any closer. Other than finishing my first marathon, this may have been the greatest moment in my athletic life ever.

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Big Kahuna Ironman – 10 Weeks

2 Jul , 2013 281.2,IronMan,Sports

Big Kahuna Ironman – 10 Weeks

I really have to credit my increased discipline and smarter recovery techniques with being able to take my training up a notch. I was able to cycle 64 miles on the last day of June and bounce right back and keep training the next couple of days. My current recovery concoction is a combination drink that helps speed up muscle repair. I take a 500 ml bottle of water and add to it a scoop of Amazing Grass Trio, two table spoons of L-Glutamine, and one FRS Energy Shot. Shake and serve cold; voila, instant magic in a bottle.

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Big Kahuna Ironman – 11 Weeks

24 Jun , 2013 IronMan,Sports

Big Kahuna Ironman – 11 Weeks

So, we are now at 11 weeks until the Big Kahuna Triathlon. We completed one week of baseline training which included an open water swim test on Sunday. That swim test was the high and low of the week for me… Rather than talk about my training the first week as I am now quite used to it, I wanted to include a couple of mini interviews in this week’s post. I have a few questions and responses below from Angela Huynh, who will give her feedback on the first week of training for the Big Kahuna and also some discussion with Tyler Lu who just completed his first marathon at 17 at the WIPRO San Francisco Marathon.

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Big Kahuna Ironman – 12 Weeks

17 Jun , 2013 IronMan,Sports

Big Kahuna Ironman – 12 Weeks

Today marks 12 weeks until Angela and I will be competing in the Big Kahuna Triathlon. This event is 70.3 IronMan race. For those that don’t know a 70.3 IronMan race consists of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 run. Yes, in that order.

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281.2 – Day 16

16 Aug , 2012 281.2,Sports

So, my plan was to just walk this morning but I ended up running instead. I have to admit that a wave of anger came over me that fueled my run and drove me to break my tapering rule. Emotionally fueled workouts, however, can be some of the best. I preach to people all the time to channel the energy from anything that may be consuming their thoughts and/or emotions and pour that into their workouts. I did that today and felt better for it.

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