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Mind-ful-ness & Triathlon

I was asked to write an article for the great Dr. Eiring on my own personal experiences having to do with mindfulness relating to triathlon. Here it is below, I hope you enjoy!


Mind-ful-ness:

"the mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique."


In 2010 I was about at my breaking point with Ironman distance triathlon. I had raced well over the shorter distances, but for whatever reason, no matter how well I trained I just could not have the same level of success at the Ironman distance. I had gone 9hrs 25minutes, which is speedy to most, but considering what I was capable of in training, this was a long way from being deemed a "successful" race.

After a number of terrible Ironman races and DNF's in 2010 and with 6 weeks to go before my biggest race of the year, I sought out the help and expertise of Bobby McGee.…

2014 Has Arrived!

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It's been a busy off season for me as I get ready for the 2014 season. BBMC has grown substantially and I am excited about what is to come. To start, we'll have a new team based website that should be up in about a week (www.teambbmc). In addition to the new site, we'll also have some new offerings to both the public and our athletes.

As blakebecker.com transitions to teambbmc.com this blog will act as my athlete site until I get another one up and running. Make sure to check back here for race results, training updates, etc.

Speaking of racing, my 2014 schedule is almost finalized. This is going to be the first year since 2009 that I haven't raced an early season ironman distance race. Without a doubt I have to say that this was my best decision for a number of reasons. In addition to the races listed below, I will also add in a number of other local and regional events.

That's all I have for now, I'll leave you with a picture of what the latest scenery has be…