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    Reality Check Ahead

I had a conversation with an athlete recently in which he declared he was "going sub10" at his Ironman "A" race.

This could create a sticky situation for a coach because you want to be encouraging but at the same time, you also want to have the athlete's feet grounded in reality.

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    Out Sick Today

As a coach, I think it's important to practice what you preach. With the exception of a few stunts here and there for the sake of "trying" something different, you and I will train similarly.

By doing so, it's very easy for me to say I have complete faith in this approach because I not only train you and other athletes in the same manner, I personally follow this approach as well.

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    Ironman CdA 2010

The clock displayed 10:06 as I crossed the finish line but I wanted a nine. 9:59 would have been perfect! :) But that's just how it worked out and I was off target from the moment I exited the water.

I've read similar sentences in a number of race reports and it's usually followed by... "I tried to make up time on the bike..." which is usually followed by... "I started to fade on the run..." and usually ends with... "I had to walk..."

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    Standard Post

Now that we have our first post out of the way, it seems like the logical path should be to start somewhere near the beginning.

In the beginning, there was training...

When I think of a successful training plan, I think of logging workouts day after day while managing the load in order to establish a level of consistency.

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    Kona Swim 2012

I had a bit of writers block... scratch that... writers overload while trying to decide what to publish as the first post. I started to write about my first encounter with the sport but I've already written that article on my personal blog and it just didn't seem to fit. I starred at the monitor for a few minutes and I pondered where to start. Start at the beginning, I said, but where is the beginning? Should I talk about the importance of consistent training? Hmmmm..