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    Kona Wristband

For those aspiring to qualify for Kona, consider adding a second season Ironman to your calendar in order to understand the demands of a two IM season.

For those of you going to the big dance this year, congratulations!

Assuming you've qualified in the same calendar year as Kona, after your qualifying race, priority number one is recovery. Eat well, get plenty of rest, get massages and do whatever you need to do to get back to 100%. Once you're whole again, it's time to build back your fitness and there will be this underlying temptation to do more.

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    Love

While spectating at Ironman Coeur d'Alene this past June, I positioned myself on a slight uphill, just outside of town, to catch a glimpse of my athletes. As I watched everyone go zipping by, a random female athlete pulled off to the side of the road right in front of me.

I asked her what was going on and she said she didn't want to continue on with her race. I chatted with her for a few minutes, I explained she was winning her age group and I talked her into continuing. As she got back on the bike, I jotted down her number and I tracked her until she ultimately decided to take the DNF.

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    Ironman World Championship

As the end of the year approaches and preparations are being made for the upcoming season, let me share three points that will help you become a more successful athlete.

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    Ironman CdA Age Group Win

As some of you know, I raced last weekend and it was the best race of my life.

My training for the event was some of the hardest work I've done and race day was physically and mentally demanding.

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    Veruca Salt

I've had a couple of conversations over the past few days with two different athletes about their choices.

The more entertaining of the two was a conversation with an athlete trying to do two races, with less than a week between the two of them, and she would like to do well in both.

The logistics alone make this a challenging task but ultimately, the situation is not ideal.

As I continued to volley my point back and forth through email, I eventually received a response stating:  " Veruca just wants it all ".