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Run Houston! 5K  Surprise 4th Place

Run Houston! 5K Surprise 4th Place

Determined to have an improved marathon result at my next Ironman race (Ironman Cozumel, November 2023), I've been focusing on developing my running speed. Two things that I've been doing to improve my running capacity are track workouts and yoga. Yoga to lengthen and...

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Athletic Definition Podcast Interview

Athletic Definition Podcast Interview

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of talking with Coach Ray Z about my journey from sitting on the couch to becoming an Ironman finisher. You can listen on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/episode/6YFfxR9TCdYh934vIAEsOF?si=xCiY3OKASsmOLBTKx5N7sQ or watch it on YouTube...

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Yoga Progression

Yoga Progression

Yesterday after my 1:1 yoga session, Andrea, the instructor said that she had some feedback for me. She rarely does this. For a split second, I felt defensive and prepared for an attack. I quickly realized how nonsensical that stance was, took a breath, and thought ok...

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Achilles pain

Achilles pain

After completing Ironman Texas about four weeks ago, my calf and Achilles tendons are still tender and painful. Having muscle pain and edema after an endurance event is normal. Ironman distance races are incredibly draining and affect my whole being. Typically, I'll...

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A Surprisingly Good Bike Assessment

A Surprisingly Good Bike Assessment

Today's bike test went better than I expected. I've explained the process and purpose of lactate testing in previous posts (here, and here). Anticipating the assessments always makes me anxious and I tend to look for reasons to cancel them. Rather than run from the...

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Cycling Gains through Mental Trickery

Cycling Gains through Mental Trickery

I've learned through experience that success in endurance sports is largely a mental game. On the surface, that concept seemed straightforward. In short, my mind and body have to work together to complete an endurance event. Easy. Wrong! Those words simply don't...

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Ironman CozumelNovember 20, 2023
13 months to go.

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2hr Z2 🚴🏽 + 1hr z2 πŸƒπŸΎ βœ….
Today’s focus was fueling. Pre-ride, on the bike then proper recovery. Getting all three has been difficult for me. Today I think I got it right and I felt electric ⚑️ from beginning to end πŸ‘πŸ½.
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#blacktriathletes
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This morning’s sunrise session was wonderful. Some bendy-stretchy πŸ§˜πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ time mostly working on my hip and shoulder mobility πŸ’ͺ🏾. Of course I enjoy watching the sun move across the trail πŸƒπŸΎ πŸŒ….
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#triathlontraining #yoga #yogapractice #yogaeverydamnday
#blacktriathletes
#ironchris
#ironmanchris
#prostatecancerawarenes
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Sunrise bendy-stretchy πŸ§˜πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ #progress - 1st time getting into an elbow handstand πŸŽ‰πŸ˜. It was totally rushed and uncontrolled because I wanted it so, so badly that I did whatever I could to get it done #impatient. Now, I’ll slow down and develop the strength and exercise control to flow into the pose properly.

I forgot my swim trunks so only half of my two-a-day 🏊🏽 🚴🏽 got done πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ.
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#triathlontraining
#blacktriathletes
#iloveallthisshit #blacktriathleteassociation
#ironchris #yoga #yogapractice #yogaeverydamnday
#ironmanchris
#prostatecancerawarenes
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Ooooohh… #almost
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#blacktriathletes
#iloveallthisshit #blacktriathleteassociation
#ironchris
#ironmanchris
#prostatecancerawarenes
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I got in some bendy-stretchy spinning happiness today. My thighs are sore from yesterday’s track work 😬.
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#triathlontraining
#blacktriathletes #yoga #yogapractice
#iloveallthisshit #blacktriathleteassociation
#ironchris
#ironmanchris #yogaeverydamnday
#prostatecancerawarenes
www.journeyto140.com/blog
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Rising and grinding to become who I want to be πŸ‘ŠπŸΎ. πŸŒ… intervals πŸƒπŸΎ
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#triathlontraining
#blacktriathletes
#iloveallthisshit #blacktriathleteassociation
#ironchris
#ironmanchris
#prostatecancerawarenes
www.journeyto140.com/blog
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