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This is one of my favorite weeks of the year, and one year I'm going to be spending it LIVE in Kona either as a racer or volunteer.  I love all the hard work and grit it takes to get to this penultimate event. I'm...

Making your own gel is an awesome idea even if you are not spending a fortune on them. I'm curious to tweak this recipe as well! Thanks for the great idea from All Season's Cyclist! ...

I consider myself a bad weather gym person because once it gets nice I prefer to go outside. But this winter, for example, when we had over 80 days with freezing temperatures I was more than reluctant to go outside, I just didn't do it....

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House,...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds8uy1JD4J4 Wishing everyone the race of their dreams and good mechanical luck!...

There are so many strong women in the field, it's hard to decide if you root for one or all of them! Wouldn't it be wild if Natasha Badmann used her super smile and super skill to beat them all at 46? I...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJNpn7G43vc] With so many strong contenders this weekend, it's hard to pick someone that clearly comes out on top on the men's side. We all know former 3-time champion Crowie never comes to the start line thinking he can lose. After a not so...

If I could recommend something to read before a race, it would be chapter 6 of the very compelling book, Elite Minds - Creating The Competitive Advantage by Dr. Stanley Beecham. Here are two great quotes of the week from that chapter: If you...

[caption id="attachment_3412" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Pure Joy![/caption] There is nothing like a photo like this, by Nils Nilson, that captures pure joy, that joy that's like Olympian joy of winning a medal. Luke Bell proved today that his first Ironman win in Australia was no fluke. ...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZzn2F3_FL0] Mostly I'm a purist and don't use an iPod to run and never on the bike. But sometimes on a long run, I'll treat myself to the iPod for the back 1/2 of the run depending on how I've chosen to loop. (I have...