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Reasonable but slow first week of 2012

I got in my first full week of training. Well, “full” might be a bit strong. I didn’t ride or do anything but run, but run I did. I managed 32 miles at a slow 8:35 pace, much of it … Continue reading

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Slow, but at least steady.

I ran on Tuesday and again today. Nothing special although the paced, at 8:17, was faster than I thought it would be. I’m in a deep hole and need to do a lot of shoveling to get out. I did … Continue reading

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The Season Started Today…I think

We went skiing today. The conditions certainly weren’t great, with ice here and there and scratchy hard pack everywhere else, but nothing some good sharp edges couldn’t handle. After getting back I went for a 5.4 mile run. This is … Continue reading

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Running

Now that USAT AG Nationals are done, I’m going to turn my attention to a November Half Marathon. That should be just the thing to keep me focused through the Fall. I’m shooting for a sub 90 minute half. And … Continue reading

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First review of the DeSoto Forza ITU Trisuit

On Friday I received the DeSoto Forza ITU Trisuit I ordered.  I’ve been a DeSoto fan for quite a few years now and own two T1 First Wave wetsuits and two pair of Forza tri shorts.  The quality of these … Continue reading

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Epic run? Well not quite.

At about this time last year I had one of my most epic training runs: 21 miles through snow (as much as 6 inches in places), slush, rain, and wind. It took me 3:16 to finish those 21 miles. Today, … Continue reading

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Sockless, in the Asics Piranhas

I took the Asics Piranhas out for their first sockless run.  I thought I was getting some abrasion on my instep, but that turned out to not be an issue and I ran the whole 5.5 miles sockless.  Usually, it … Continue reading

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A good week with still one day to go

I’ve been a little busy and so I haven’t had a chance to update this blog.  Here’s the highlights for this week… On Wednesday, I got in my first real long run.  It is 17 miles from home to work, … Continue reading

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15 miles, and maybe American Zofingen Long Course isn’t out of reach

After a good long run this morning I’m beginning to think that racing the long course at American Zofingen isn’t out of reach. I won’t have the endurance base I had last year, but I do have more speed. Of … Continue reading

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Two hours of cycling, a little running, but a forecast for more snow!

I warmed up this morning with a 5.5 mile run @ 7:42 minute miles and then followed that up with a bike commute to work.  I’m still pretty slow, so the 17+ miles is taking me over an hour.  Generally, … Continue reading

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