Posts in the "Ironman" Category

  • Ironman USA Coeur d’Alene 2003 Race report: It was brutal! I talked to the run director and he told me his in-car thermometer showed 97 degrees! Later I heard reports of peak temperatures on the course of 103 degrees! 1574 triathletes entered the water at 7:00 am on Sunday morning and 1345 finished the 2.4 […]

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  • Ironman Canada 2002!! Animals and humans have an ability to suppress the memories of horrific and painful events. We inherited this genetic trait from our distant ancestors who’s survival in part depended upon forgetting awful experiences and instead, focusing on the good aspects. Why this tendency improved our chances of survival and, as a result […]

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  • August 20 update Well, Ironman Canada is now only 6 days away!!! My training has diminished and will continue to diminish in an effort to allow my body to recover completely from the previous months of stressful Ironman training. We are planning on leaving Calgary on Wednesday for a leisurely two-day drive to Penticton. Ironman […]

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  • August 19 update Question for the day: Greg K – Innovator or just a really big Geek? Let’s take a look at some of the evidence: Greg’s Three Wheeled Recumbent Touring Bike Innovator GK: Clearly Greg is innovating here. Everyone knows that a bike seat is uncomfortable and can cause impotence in males due to […]

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  • August 12, 2002 update The Taliban’s next terrorist attack is UNDERWAY! I have finally figured it out. No, it’s not any kind of bomb. It’s not going to be any killer virus polluting our water supply or nasty chemical sprayed over our cities. It’s a lot simpler than hijacking a 747, way deadlier than the […]

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  • August 10, 2002 update I’ve just finished my most grueling training week of about 25 hours! – the last one before a two week taper, then Ironman Canada on August 25th. My training base camp for this week has been our cabin in Whitefish, Montana. I’ve cycled up Marias pass in Glassier nation park, around […]

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  • July 25, 2002 update Just got back from a fantastic but exhausting 3 day get-away. With both kids away for the week at summer camp, Helen and I took advantage of the freedom and celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary with a bit of a working holiday (a working-out holiday). I hooked up the Bob-Trailer to […]

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  • July 17, 2002 update Ironman Canada is only 5 very long (and by that I mean very short) weeks away. I am now deep into the HEAVIEST portion of my training. If this universe’s laws of physics were completely different, and if my training over the last week could be measured by weighing it, I […]

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  • All that you touch you change. All that you change changes you. The only lasting truth is change. God is change. Wondering where you may have heard or read this insightful passage? Was it from the New Testament? The good book of Mathew? Luke? Perhaps some ancient bit of insight from the Koran? The Tibetan […]

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  • June 25 Bike Run Swim Total Today 2.25 0 .75 3 Total to Date 8.75 4.75 3.25 16.75 Training distances in HOURS (if that makes any sense?) Since training for Ironman Canada started on June 18. hey, at least it’s not training distances in Pounds or Degrees Kelvin or something June 25, 2002 It was […]

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  • June 21 Bike Run Swim Total Today 0 2 .75 2.75 Total to Date 6.5 3.75 1.5 11.75 Training distances in HOURS (if that makes any sense?) Since training for Ironman Canada started on June 18. hey, at least it’s not training distances in Pounds or Degrees Kelvin or something June 21, 2002 $5125 and […]

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  • June 20 Bike Run Swim Total Today 3 0 0 0 Total to Date 6.5 1.75 .75 9 Training distances in HOURS (if that makes any sense?) Since training for Ironman Canada started on June 18. June 20, 2002 $4500 Bucks raised for Diabetes Canada so far!!!! Only $2500 remaining to reach my goal of […]

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  • June 8, 2002 Ironman Utah! Bike Run Swim Total Today 0 0 0 0 Total to Date 956 117 13.5 1086.5 distances in km. It was insane. How many times in your life have you actually feared for your life? On Saturday morning, shortly after the cannon blew at 6:55 AM, I was not so […]

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  • June 7, 2002 late edition Bike Run Swim Total Today 0 0 0 0 Total to Date 956 117 13.5 1086.5 distances in km. June 7 late edition Let me share a couple of inspirational stories from the carb load dinner last night. Mark Davis weighed 368 pounds 2 years ago. His dying father gave […]

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  • June 7, 2002 Bike Run Swim Total Today 0 0 0 0 Total to Date 956 117 13.5 1086.5 distances in km. June 7, 2002 It’s Friday afternoon and in about 19 hours I will throw myself into muddy Lake Utah with 1999 swim buddies. You know the feeling in your stomach when you are […]

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  • June 3, 2002 Bike Run Swim Total Today 0 0 0 0 Total to Date 956 117 13.5 1086.5 distances in km. June 3, 2002 Back in Calgary! I had to buy a flight home on Friday night due to an unavoidable situation at home. Not to worry though, everything looks like it’s going to […]

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  • May 30, 2002 Bike Run Swim Total Today 0 0 4.5 4.5 Total to Date 956 117 13.5 1086.5 distances in km. May 30, 2002 Salt Lake City! What a pretty, pretty town! Ultra clean and sparkly with the mountains towering up all around the city. The people I’ve met are extremely friendly as well […]

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  • May 29, 2002 Bike Run Swim Total Today 97 0 0 97 Total to Date 956 117 9 1082 distances in km. May 29, 2002 I’m frazzled! What a day! The Great Salt Lake Bike touring is a microcosm of life itself. A microcosm on hyperdrive. If you have a problem in life, and you […]

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  • May 28, 2002 Bike Run Swim Total Today 76 10 0 86 Total to Date 859 117 9 985 distances in km. Utah! I’m so close I can smell it. I really can – I smelled the ocean today in the light breeze from the south. It was the Great Salt Lake which is now […]

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  • May 27, 2002 Bike Run Swim Total Today 57 25 0 82 Total to Date 783 107 9 899 distances in km. “Why are you running across America? Is it for cancer? World peace?” “No – I just felt like running” Forest Gump It was a great day. I spent 3 hours running today in […]

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