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Seattle Rock n’ Roll Marathon – A New PR

Posted by Scott on June 26th, 2010 under Triathlons, Varied  •  2 Comments

On Friday evening, I decided that it’d be a good idea to sign up for the Seattle Rock n’ Roll Marathon. I had been feeling pretty good about recent runs and thought it’d be fun to try to run 26.2 without actually spending three months obsessing about it. Late in the day, I surfed the […]

Ironman Canada

Posted by Scott on June 24th, 2010 under Technology, Triathlons  •  Comments Off on Ironman Canada

I signed up for Ironman Canada this week! After a mildly successful* Ironman Boise 70.3, I decided to take the plunge sign up for the full 140.6 mile race. Ironman Canada has a reputation for being a great race with tremendous support from the community and the rest of the country. For triathletes in the […]

Ironman Chris Lieto

Posted by Scott on November 5th, 2009 under Triathlons  •  Comments Off on Ironman Chris Lieto

Last night, I stopped by Road Runner Sports in Seattle to listen to world class triathlete Chris Lieto (@chrislieto on Twitter) talk about his experiences at this year’s Ironman Championship in Kona. Chris came in a strong second to defending champ Craig Alexander after setting the pace for most of the race. It was great […]

Ironman Wisconsin vs. Ironman Switzerland

Posted by Scott on August 24th, 2009 under Triathlons  •  5 Comments

A scottstanzel.com reader from New York, Pooyan Aslani, posed a great question on my “Ironman Switzerland Journey Concludes” post. He asked which Ironman race, Wisconsin or Switzerland, I would recommend. Because I’m not sure which aspects of the race might be most important to Pooyan, I decided to break out the main features of an […]

Ironman Switzerland Videos

Posted by Scott on July 16th, 2009 under Technology, Triathlons  •  Comments Off on Ironman Switzerland Videos

I just added two new videos from Ironman Switzerland to my video page. You can also view additional videos from my Ironman Switzerland journey on YouTube and on Facebook.

Ironman Switzerland Photos

Posted by Scott on July 15th, 2009 under Triathlons  •  Comments Off on Ironman Switzerland Photos

I just posted pictures from Zurich and the Ironman Switzerland triathlon on my photos page. Click “view slideshow” and then “show info” in the new window to see the larger resolution pictures with captions via my Flickr account.

Ironman Switzerland Journey Concludes

Posted by Scott on July 13th, 2009 under Triathlons Tags: ,  •  8 Comments

Ironman Switzerland Photos and Video Yesterday, I completed the Ironman Switzerland race in Zurich in 11 hours and 5 minutes. The Ironman race is comprised of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run for a total race distance of 140.6 miles. Or, in the European metric style, that’s a 3.8 […]

Ironman Switzerland – Final Pre-race Thoughts

Posted by Scott on July 10th, 2009 under Triathlons Tags:  •  Comments Off on Ironman Switzerland – Final Pre-race Thoughts

In less than 10 hours, I’ll be swimming in the waters of Lake Zurich with over 2,000 triathletes from all over the world. There has been some restless sleep over the past few nights, with all of the concerns about race preparations playing out repeatedly in my head. What will the weather be like? What […]

Ironman Injury Prevention – 7 Tips

Posted by Scott on July 6th, 2009 under Triathlons Tags: , ,  •  Comments Off on Ironman Injury Prevention – 7 Tips

One of the most important aspects of training for any Ironman triathlon is slowly building up endurance for the long distances while staying free from injuries. When spending 15 to 20 hours per week swimming, biking and running over the course of six to nine months, it is important to take steps to avoid injuries […]

Happy Father’s Day to All the Great Dads

Posted by Scott on June 21st, 2009 under Triathlons, Varied  •  Comments Off on Happy Father’s Day to All the Great Dads