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...No idea where I'm headed in 2014, but I can't wait to get there...

So you've landed here on my iWillNotBonk.com Triathlon Training Blog and you're probably wondering who the hell this Tavis guy is and what iWillNotBonk is all about.

I'm just an average age-grouper / weekend warrior blogging about Ironman Triathlon Training and this complex puzzle of juggling life, having fun and reporting on my training for 4x Ironman Canada's and going into #5 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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2014!? Ironman Copenhagen in Denmark, Giddy the Frick UP!

My 3rd Ironman resulted in a 58minute personal best thanks to Team Endurance Nation and Peak Centre for Human Performance, but choked big time for Ironman #4 in Whistler, Canada. Time for REDEMPTION this year as I throw my hat in for #5 in Denmark, Copenhagen. Stay up to date with my 2014 training/gong-show by subscribing to this blog via the orange RSS button above, follow me on Facebook or Twitter
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Yes, I'm also the guy behind GymSkinZ.com

For those of you that have asked, I am in fact the same dude who has created many of those crazy multisports / triathlon inspired designs you've seen around the world.   GymSkinZ Triathlon Gear!

Endurance Nation Training PLans

It’s almost February and according to my calculations, there’s a little over 200 days until Ironman Copenhagen 2014…  Holy crap.

As a working dude running multiple companies and involved with all sorts of different thing, training often falls (unfortunately) to the bottom of the daily priority list – there’s only so many hours in the day and trying to get my triathlon training in at the end of a 16hour day is pretty tough – nothing like going for a run or hopping on the trainer at 11pm…

Anyway, thanks to Patrick and Rich over at Team Endurance Nation, thankfully my weekly training schedule is only around 8 hours a week – and it still kicks my butt…

For those of you who want to train efficiently and maximize your training time during the “not so nice time of the year” (it’s kinda cold and rainy here in Vancouver), I highly recommend checking out their 2014 OutSeason Training Plan and then transition into one of their half or full ironman training plans. I used their plan for my last Ironman in 2010 and PB’d by an hour, but trained probably half the time I did for my previous IM. I’m just a recreational guy and I’m happy finishing under 12 hours, but even if you’re a top age grouper, their advanced plans are absolutely applicable to kick some butt in your age group (Coach Patrick ripped off a 9:58 in his last IM)

Either way, I trust everyone’s training has gotten off to a great start in 2014 and look forward to hearing how you guys do. Hit me up or follow me on the iwillnotbonk facebook page above.


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    Finally getting around to making a post on here after a VERY long time.   2012 has blown by and IMC 2013 will be here before I know it (dammit).   Will be making a better effort to update the goings-ons of all things in the iwillnotbonk world so stay tuned! 

    Until the next time, be safe out there and happy training!

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