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Buzzing Into The New Year!

Buzzing Into The New Year!
January 12, 2007

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I hope that everyone had a great holiday season and that everyone is doing well only two weeks into the New Year! I can’t believe that it is time to start ramping things up for 2007. I took a good 4 weeks of down time after IMFL and didn’t do much related to triathlon, this was the first time that I have taken that kind of a mental/physical break in almost 3 years! All I have to say is that after that month off, you are hungry to jump back into things.

What’s with the ticking sound you ask????


I’ll tell you what the ticking sound is; I have joined the 2007 Timex Team as a professional and I couldn’t be more excited. I have missed the team atmosphere in the past and the support that comes along with it (except for some great training partners). Well, no more. Thanks to Timex, I will join up with some of the best triathletes in the sport and train on the best equipment out there. Check out their site at http://www.timex.…

Training Update

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Photo From my recent triathlon seminar series ->


I am now entering into my 7th year racing triathlons and this will be my first full season racing as an elite. The past year was a big learning experience, as I mentioned in my last blog. I trained in new places and though I was focused on training and racing, I was also focused on some of the new places and people that I was meeting. THIS_YEAR_IS_DIFFERENT.

I am focused, driven and motivated to get to that next level that I know is right around the corner. The fire seems to be burning brighter this year. Though my training volume may seem low, everything that I am doing is focused on building leg/hip flexor strength. I am about halfway through a thorough strength program that is paying off huge. I have weekly iso-leg trainer rides, hill work and plyometric sessions.

I will continue this through the end of Jan and then start with solid volume (30+ hrs) for about 6 weeks before completing an aerobic over load block before IMAZ.

I will p…