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What was hard becomes easy

So here we are less than two weeks away from the most challenging physical thing I have ever done in my life  In 12 days I will swim 38km, bike 180km and then run a marathon This is a feat that 18 months ago I would... [...]

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My Half Ironman Experience

So here it is, 32 weeks of training all comes down to one day  On Sunday July 7, 2013 I raced the Great White North Half Ironman Triathlon and I have to tell you that after my swim experience at the ITU I was a little... [...]

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Race day: I fought the Suck, and the Suck won!

So today I did my first sprint triathlon  It was the 2013 Edmonton ITU Triathlon World Cup  and man was it well run  This was a big event and a qualifier for worlds for 2014 which will be hosted in Edmonton To... [...]

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To be coached, or not to be coached, that is the question

If you look at any of the great performers out there you will find a common thread they all have a coach  I'll admit that I wasn't sure if I needed a coach as there are so many resources online and, after all, it's not... [...]

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Challenge 2013, what was I thinking??

Why would I want to do a race that consists of 38km of swimming, 180 km bike ride and then a 422 km run  Does this sound like fun  What possessed me to sign up Well, I have always loved the thought of triathlon –... [...]

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It must have been the sea air!

So last week I was in Vancouver for our annual Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals Mortgage Conference  Like a good little athlete I brought my running gear intent on making sure that I got out... [...]

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I can’t swim!! How am I gonna do a triathlon

One of the first things I recognized I would need to do to reach my goal of completing an iron distance race was to improve (OK maybe 'learn to' would be more accurate) swim  I was referred to a local fitness... [...]

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OK, I guess it’s time to make it official

Alright, I guess it is time I admit it I have signed up for Challenge Penticton (formerly Ironman Canada)  What exactly does that mean you say Well, it means I need to get my butt in shape Challenge Penticton is an... [...]

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