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Training Progress – Week 32, 33 and 34

“Until you face your fears, you don’t move to the other side, where you find your power.” – Mark Allen, six times Ironman World Champion, Hawaii The quote above pretty much sums up the last three weeks (actually the whole Ironman training so far) Week 32, 33 & 34 Recap Recovery – Tried floating (flotation… Continue reading Training Progress – Week 32, 33 and 34

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Training Progress – Week 29, 30 and 31 #AnythingIsPossible

“A mind that is stretched by new experience will never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Focus for Week 29, 30 & 31 Open water swim practices I feel more confident in the water and enjoy the waves and swimming to the motion of the ocean like the swimming coach… Continue reading Training Progress – Week 29, 30 and 31 #AnythingIsPossible

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Training Progress – Week 26, 27 and 28

Week 26, 27 & 28 1. Open water swim practices The transition from a small pond to a larger lake/sea combined with stepping up from a swimming suit to a wetsuit are hard and overwhelming. I love how it’s challenging although I hate to feel the discomfort. Despite my love-hate relationship with my own situation,… Continue reading Training Progress – Week 26, 27 and 28

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Training Progress Week 23, 24 and 25

“Living and training in Afghanistan has definitely put my goal into perspective. I have learned that success is not just about the IRONMAN medals, but about showing women that they can do the seemingly impossible if they just take one step at a time.” — Jackie Faye, 32, military journalist working towards becoming the 1st… Continue reading Training Progress Week 23, 24 and 25

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Training Progress Week 22

Focus for Week 22 Stick to the training plan. Day 1 to 5 – Success Day 6 – asked Coach if Day 6 training can be Day 7 so I could train with a bike buddy. Day 7 – Day 6 Transfer Schedule: Partial fail due to the rain. Couldn’t train with bike buddy. Thought… Continue reading Training Progress Week 22

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Training Progress Week 15

” If you want to change the world, measure a person by the size of their heart, not by the size of their flippers.” — Navy Admiral William H. McRaven Took me 2 hours to mentally prepare to get myself bike outdoor. Went to the place where I thought I’d feel comfortable to start biking around. It… Continue reading Training Progress Week 15

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Training Progress Week 12

“At the core of all human behavior, our needs are more or less similar. Positive experience is easy to handle. It’s negative experience that we all, by definition, struggle with. Therefore, what we get out of life is not determined by the good feelings we desire but by what bad feelings we’re willing and able to… Continue reading Training Progress Week 12