Race Report

Cozumel Race Report: A Lesson in Building Speed Through the Years

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Have you ever noticed those last stubborn 5lbs you might want to skim, can be the peskiest to drop? The same can be for a personal record in your sports performance.  Sometimes, the longer you are in a sport or the more elite you are, the more difficult personal records can become. A thirteen-minute personal…

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A World Championship Personal Record: Gear, Guide and Breakdown

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Overview This year was a personal best year for me here in Kona. The conditions for the swim and bike were ideal; allowing me to better handle the run. My goal was to be able to “run the run” here on the Big Island; by that, I meant sub-3:30. I ran 3:30 on the nose,…

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Road To Roth – How A First Timer Is Stacking The Deck In Her Favor

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When EN Athlete Abbey Bonner decided to take on Challenge Roth as her first Iron Distance Triathlon, she knew it would be an exciting yet CHALLENGING road (see what we did there?). Nothing she can’t handle. She has her WHY…she has her WHEN (all the races leading up to Challenge Roth)…and Endurance Nation has her…

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Late Season Qualifying: The Race Report

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  Quick Summary: 25th Ironman, 9th Kona Qualifying spot 9:39:57 (fifth-time going sub 9:40!) 3rd place in M40-44 8th Overall 2nd American Swim PR The Preparation My 2017 race schedule had already included, Ironman Mont Tremblant and Ironman World Championships, just four weeks prior to Ironman Los Cabos. With little time between the two races,…

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Coach Patrick’s 2017 Ironman World Championship Race Report

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For those of you with short attention spans, I went 10:27 on the day.  1:07 swim 5:02 bike 4:04 marathon While it’s not even close to my personal best, the highlight of my day was being able to flex my mental toughness. Racing here is special, and I not only had a great time racing…

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What is it like to train indoors and race outdoors?

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Ian Kurth 2017 IMMT Race Report Training indoors racing outdoors   Training lead up Overall, I effectively doubled down on last year’s experiment of leveraging indoor swimming, cycling and running in various ways to achieve a training effect within my personal and professional time constraints. This means spending plenty of time in the pain cave…

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Coach Patrick’s Comeback Report — 9:36 at 2017 Ironman® Mont Tremblant

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Coach Patrick’s Comeback Report — 9:36 at 2017 Ironman® Mont Tremblant   Quick Summary For those of you who might want a quick recap or with little time, here are the details. Swam a 1:07, Biked a 4:55 and Ran a 3:27 on my way to a 9:36 finishing time. This was a 1 minute…

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2016 Ironman Arizona Recap

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The Team ended its US Ironman racing season this year with 45+ athletes making a strong showing at Ironman® Arizona. Both coaches, Rich Strauss and Patrick McCrann, were on hand to lead the team and clock many hours of meetings, as they planned how to make 2017 — our 10th year — even more special…

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2016 Ironman Wisconsin Race Report: Ian Kurth

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Ian Kurth 2016 IMWI race report.  This venue and distance doesn’t give a $#!% about past results… Mad Scientist seasonal training experiments: I don’t post much on the forums so I will do one big vomit of what I have been up to this season…  This season, I went off the EN reservation a bit…

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2016 Ironman® Wisconsin Race Report: Lindsay Blumenshein

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Lindsey’s determination and performance won her “The Game Ball Award,” and she was given our 1st Place Tri Club Trophy in recognition   Swim (1:28:55) I got in the water between 6:45-6:50 and headed to the right side of the ski ramp about 3-4 rows back. While heading to my spot I saw my dad…

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