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2013 Race season....

Now's the time to plan out those races and get to work training!

Went through these this week. Ruled out the reds, unless something changes, blues are maybes.

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La Ruta! Plus a few WORS races, century rides, endurance 100 mile MTB races, an Ironman, and a few tris. Maybe I'll throw in a 5K for more training.

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La Ruta! Plus a few WORS races, century rides, endurance 100 mile MTB races, an Ironman, and a few tris. Maybe I'll throw in a 5K for more training.
Did you find a 100 mile MTB race local or are you doing the Leadman?

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No Leadville, but there are a few other ones like the Cohutta and Wilderness 101. I will probably do one of them depending on the dates and work situation.

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No Leadville, but there are a few other ones like the Cohutta and Wilderness 101. I will probably do one of them depending on the dates and work situation.
Nice! We are still doing long rides Sundays if you're interested. I'm sure you'll need to get on that long ride training soon with ambitions like that next year.

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Yeah once CX is over I'll be training quite a bit. Time will be short, and there will be others doing this type of training near me, so not sure how much I'll be able to travel. Unfortunately to keep my work schedule and not get divorced I will have to get up at 3am and start my long rides during the week so I can make it back for my kid and then ride to work too. It will be an interesting training schedule for sure.

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Yeah once CX is over I'll be training quite a bit. Time will be short, and there will be others doing this type of training near me, so not sure how much I'll be able to travel. Unfortunately to keep my work schedule and not get divorced I will have to get up at 3am and start my long rides during the week so I can make it back for my kid and then ride to work too. It will be an interesting training schedule for sure.
It'll be tough for sure! Because I'm working a lot more with international trading I've been getting up at 2:30am to get workouts in. LMK if you want to do something. I'm up early for rides anyway.

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I'm doing every crit in the chicago area and the illinois state time trial bullshit.
This, plus mtn bike races and cx races...

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how is everyone doing with training? What is the first event of 2013 for everyone?
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Barry Roubaix on March 23rd. Training is going awesome, mainly because I am awesome already, so unless I do something really screwy, I should stay awesome.

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Barry Roubaix on March 23rd. Training is going awesome, mainly because I am awesome already, so unless I do something really screwy, I should stay awesome.
That cause you copied my awesomeness. The Barry Roubaix is my first too. Then the Super Crit af BHF following weekend.

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La Ruta! Plus a few WORS races, century rides, endurance 100 mile MTB races, an Ironman, and a few tris. Maybe I'll throw in a 5K for more training.
full ironman?

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2013 Race season....

Going well here. I'm on track to where I want to be. A little worried about a nagging injury that keeps flaring up but I still have a little time. I've got 2 more weeks of base building before we move to high intensity. Usually I move to high intensity much earlier but I always seem to peak too early. So this makes a little more sense. Still struggling with all the colds I always get! Especially this winter. Every time we warm up my allergies go crazy. Then I hit the pool and get a sinus infection. But I'm holding on to my pool fitness pretty good still. Not the improvement I'd like but holding on. I just ordered up a new wetsuit for the season too. HUGE difference a good wetsuit makes. I'm so much more comfortable in this new one its insane! I've really concentratd on the bike this year so I'm looking forward to getting out to see those results. I've got training camp in California April 21. Then the first race is the Palos Half Marathon May 5th. First tri is Ft Custer May 19

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what are you guys using to organize /calender your races

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I don't have anything planned or organized. I just use google calendar and even have a regular one that I write on with a pen. For those that haven't heard it's made of paper and writing is like one step ahead of carving into rock tablets.

Brian, are you on garmin connect or strava (twitter)? I'd like to add you if you don't mind.
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I use Google calendar too. Josh, yep full Ironman. As long as I'm gonna be doing longer rides and will have a huge cycling base this year, I might as well put that one in the "done" column too.

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I am going to try the swim stuff he was talking about tomorrow and see how that feels. Danny said he tried a few things and was 5 seconds per hundo faster right away.

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I don't have anything planned or organized. I just use google calendar and even have a regular one that I write on with a pen. For those that haven't heard it's made of paper and writing is like one step ahead of carving into rock tablets.

Brian, are you on garmin connect or strava (twitter)? I'd like to add you if you don't mind.
All I the above. Feel free to add me. I think my twitter is @BMeulen403

I just used a spreadsheet to organize the races. But they are in Training Peaks too and also found there way into some google calendars with some of the groups I associate with.

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Ken. You going to share the swim stuff?

I think I spoke too soon on how things are going. Had a tough day on the trainer. I've been doing a Paleo type diet which really effects my workouts right now. That and added strength training that I'm not used to and don't recover from very quickly. My legs feel like jello! I spent 5 1/2 hours on the trainer the last two days. Pretty much some of the toughest workouts I've done. Sunday was climbing. Did 8x10' intervals at low cadence high power. That and weight training wrecked me. I was supposed to do 3x40' intervals at 80% today. Basically a HIM effort. Should have been no problem. But pretty much was a disaster. I guess if there's anytime to break down though January is the time! Lol! I did crack the 170lbs mark today though. Just slipped under it! So at least my power to weight ratio is still goin up!

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No. OK fine. Basically the stuff that I thought would be important to me I picked up on, and probably most people know about I would guess if they are decent swimmers. One of them was arm position going into the water. I pierce the water and push my arm out to catch water under the water. He said to push your arm out straight before you dunk your arm under water and start your catch at the foremost part of your arm length. Hard to explain by typing, but that seemed to make sense. I tried it today, no noticeable difference in times, so I would guess I am already doing it, or I'm doing it wrong. Hmm. All the other stuff I knew, but at least I know how important it is now.

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Lol! Entry is tricky. I had L3 Endurance work on me with this. Basically, if you stretch too far out before you enter you risk losing balance and sinking your hips. My problem was I entered and went too deep before starting my pull. So he had me work on starting the pull higher in the water after entry. Not necessarily stretch further. That said open water swimming can vary with waves. You need to feel that. I've heard a lot of OW swimmers say they stretch out further on entry and almost slap the water. Especially I it's choppy and you need to get your entry over the chop. Hope that makes sense.

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I guess we'll see how it goes.

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Brian you seem like you are doing good.

Ken when you mentioned someone dropped 5 seconds off their 100 time, I was thinking their time must have sucked to begin with or they just pushed harder and didn't realize it. For example during warm-up I was swimming at 1:43/100, on interval 7 I was at 1:36/100 but it was only a 200 hundred and i'm the slowest freestyler in the lane. IM is my event really. btw is that Danny Delgado?

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Yeah I don't think he's too fast. No it wasn't DD, it was Danny Crowe. Nice swim Flipper.

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