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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 various feats of strength and endurance adventures!

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Typical Ironman Training Week

**via ActiveNetwork. What’s your training week look like these days? Drop a comment…

by Justin Daerr
UltraFit.com

It can be enlightening to read how a real athlete trains. The following is by Justin Daerr, an age-group triathlete. In the 2004 Hawaii Ironman he was the first American amateur in only his third Ironman-distance race.
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Throughout the triathlon season my training schedule is continually changing. During the early part of the year my coach, Joe Friel, and I focus more on strength training and skills. I still spend a fair amount of time on the road, on the trails, and in the pool, but the overall intensity of the sessions is low.

After a solid strength foundation has been established I begin to ramp up the volume of my training along with the intensity. During this base period of training I am swimming, biking and running nearly twice as much as in the previous prep period. Strength training is no longer the primary focus, but is instead put into a maintenance mode. Aerobic volume has now become the number one priority.

The base period of my training ended this year before I headed off to Boulder, Colorado, on Memorial Day weekend. Throughout this summer I have been incorporating more challenging sessions that revolve around race-specific intensity.

No week looks identical to the last, but the following weekly schedule is fairly close to what you might see me doing during the 2005 summer in Boulder.
See Justin Daerr’s Typical Ironman Training Week

7 Tips for Success at the Ironman World Championship in Kona

*If you’re racing in Kona this year, would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment!

By Rich Strauss and Patrick McCrann
Endurance Nation

As the Ford Ironman World Championship draws near, athletes preparing to race in Kailua-Kona are eager for any information to give them a leg up on the day.

There can be no doubt that racing on the Big Island presents one of the most daunting combinations of wind, heat, terrain and, of course, world-class competition. In short, there is no such thing as being too prepared for this race.

While no one has all of the answers, here is a quick review of the top questions inside Endurance Nation about competing at the IMWC. In addition to these race-specific tips, don’t forget to download our free race execution guide to help you manage the overall picture of racing as well. Travel safely and best of luck on race day!
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So You’re Not A Strong Swimmer?

Holy cow – suffice to say I’m VERY happy that I’ve never had to contend with sh*t like this during a race… I can 100% guarantee I’d be fish food or a subject for a future episode of Deadliest Catch Triathlon Edition… I remember the very first open-water swim I did which was at an Olympic tri – what a humbling experience that was!  and to think I signed up for Ironman when I couldn’t even swim the length of a 25M pool!!  Anybody out there have a crazy race swim story they want to share? Leave a comment!

Waves at the LA Triathlon

If you aren’t the greatest swimmer and want to improve your triathlon swim time, check out this great triathlon swimming resource by Coach Kevin Koskella

Team Endurance Nation Tip – Quit Hammering!

*via EnduranceNation

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail.”

Look at your bookshelf, the magazines in the “office,” the discussions in triathlon internet forums and what do you see? Everything is training, training, training. What, how, how much, how frequently, how much, and…how much training should I do to reach my triathlon goals? Books, spreadsheets, Read the rest of this entry

The Loooooong Road of Ironman Canada Training Begins…

Hey Folks!

Ok, so this is the sneak peak of my new ironman triathlon training blog – I’m working on a bunch of other stuff behind the scenes and suffice to say I am spending more time in front of the dang computer than on my bike but I digress…  Check back often as I’ll be doing a ton of changes in the next few weeks!

Before you know it, you’ll see videos, podcasts, tons of training articles, my ramblings about training, crazy adventures me and  buddies get up to, GymSkinZ.com gear giveaways, etc etc etc.  The goal of this site will be to share my gong-show upcoming year en route to Ironman Canada 2010.   Since I’m just a regular joe-average triathlete, I’ve got a life, I’ve got a job, I’ve got other things to do besides train, eat and nap – so my goal is to achieve some sort of balance juggling all this stuff and let all ya’all know how I’m doing it.   In following the Endurance Nation protocols,  it’s ALLLL about maximizing training ROI and I’ll be incorporating a lot of their training methodology in my training.

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The IronHead Crew at Ironman Canada*If you were at IMC 2007, you may have seen “our heads” out on the course!

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