It’s almost February and according to the iwillnotbonk timer, there’s a little over 200 days until Ironman Canada Whistler… 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 2013 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 2013 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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Register early for the July 8th, 2012 event
In its inaugural year, the Valley First Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan (VFGFAMO) featured spectacular riding through Canada’s wine country, and welcomed over 2,000 cyclists, including special guests Eddy Merckx, Trevor Linden and pro cyclist, Svein Tuft.
The 2012 edition promises to be even better.
Register today for your chance to ride with legends, and experience a European-style cycling event in the heart of… Continue reading Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan - The Excitement Builds: 2012 Valley First Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan
Hang on to your hats folks… Team I Will Not Bonk is heading to Hawaii in a few weeks to watch Hoz run another 100miler… note how I didn’t say “pace” Hoz…
All the craziness will be documented via GoPro2 so suffice to say, this should be interesting…
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6:59am — music blasting, kayakers herding swimmers, and nearly 2500 Ironman athletes treading water or standing on the beach of the Ironman swim start, waiting pensively to start a very, very big and long day.
7:00am — BOOM! And so begins perhaps the most unique spectacle in… Continue reading Endurance Nation - Four Secrets of the Ironman Swim Revealed
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It’s the end of another big year, with this one seeing me set PRs at distances from the 5k to Ironman, culminating in a personal best finish at Ironman Hawaii of 9:52 (photo on left).
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As many of you have heard by now, we lost our friend and teammate Chris Gleason on November 20, 2011 at the end of the Philadelphia Marathon. He was one of two fine young men who died that day, and many of us are still trying to make sense of what happened to such a fit and gifted athlete.
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The phrase “racing Ironman” is essentially an oxymoron. Within any given Ironman, there are maybe fifty athletes who will be racing to the peak of their fitness. There are another 250-ish athletes who think that they are racing, but they will most likely end up with a slower-than-desired finish.
The rest of us? Well, we are focused on getting to the finish line as fast as we possibly can.
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Here is the official Endurance Nation results update for the races since 11/13/2011.
EN had a total of 10 athletes race in a variety of races with an 80% PR rate! Congratulations to everyone — you can read the full details below.
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