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Tri for Ned

Posted by Scott on June 18th, 2009 under Triathlons Tags: , ,  •  Comments Off on Tri for Ned

Today, I’m launching my “Tri for Ned” Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training effort. I’m dedicating my participation in the Ironman Switzerland race on July 12 to my dad, Ned Stanzel, who lost his battle with leukemia in October of 1997. Please visit “Tri for Ned” for more information about the important works of […]

Ironman Boulder 70.3 in 2010

Posted by Scott on June 10th, 2009 under Triathlons  •  4 Comments

Boulder may get an Ironman 70.3 race in 2010! I learned this exciting news today via a tweet from @usatriathlon, the national governing body for the triathlon sport. They retweeted an update from @EverymanTri, which confirmed the sale of the Boulder-based 5430 Sports company to the World Triathlon Corporation. The World Triathlon Corporation is the […]

Ironman Training “By the Numbers”

Posted by Scott on June 6th, 2009 under Triathlons  •  2 Comments

With just 35 days until Ironman Switzerland, the weekend training sessions are crucial to laying the foundation for a solid race. Today’s prescribed workout was a six hour and 30 minute bike/run/swim journey. My focus for today’s workout was to concentrate on my fueling strategy and work on my transitions. Because I had quite a […]

Ironman Fuel Strategies

Posted by Scott on May 10th, 2009 under Triathlons Tags: , ,  •  Comments Off on Ironman Fuel Strategies

Over the course of the 140.6 miles of an Ironman race, triathletes burn thousands of calories. During this weekend’s training, I burned approximately 1,800 calories on the 15 mile run on Saturday and burned another 3,800 calories during today’s 60 mile bike. Extrapolating those numbers out to the full Ironman distance (without taking temperature and […]

Ironman Economics

Posted by Scott on May 5th, 2009 under Triathlons Tags: ,  •  1 Comment

As of this posting, there are now just 68 days until the next big race on my calendar – Ironman Switzerland. The race will take place in Zurich on July 12. I’m looking forward to the race, but I’ve got quite a bit of training to get through before the cannon goes off. The Ironman […]

Tri-ing Times – Gear Packing Tips

Posted by Scott on March 25th, 2009 under Triathlons  •  Comments Off on Tri-ing Times – Gear Packing Tips

I arrived this afternoon at the Breck Rec Center for a long swim/bike workout and promptly realized that I had misplaced my swimming goggles and didn’t have them with me. So, the workout morphed into a longer spin on the stationary bike instead. This little setback reminded of how you have to be ready to […]

XCD09 – Week Four Recap

Posted by Scott on March 15th, 2009 under Cross Country Drive 2009, Triathlons, Varied  •  1 Comment

It is hard to believe it has been a month since I left Washington. This week, much like last, was spent skiing in Breckenridge, training at the Breck Rec Center and relaxing. As such, this post is largely random thoughts. This weekend, I’ve been in Boulder. The more I’m here, the more I like it. […]

XCD09 – Week Three Recap

Posted by Scott on March 7th, 2009 under Cross Country Drive 2009, Triathlons  •  Comments Off on XCD09 – Week Three Recap

This week has been one of the most relaxing of XCD09. I arrived in Breckenridge on Sunday night and have spent every day but one on the slopes. I’ve just been skiing Breck, but plan to venture out to other Summit County resorts like Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Copper Mountain soon. Vail is also a […]

Training in Breck

Posted by Scott on March 3rd, 2009 under Cross Country Drive 2009, Triathlons  •  Comments Off on Training in Breck

I’m currently midway through a bike workout at the Breckenridge Rec Center. This is my second trip to the center. It is is very nice – big pool, indoor running track, lots of equipment and a very nice view of the mountains (see rough pic below). There are some impressive athletes here, as well. Yesterday, […]

XCD09 – Week One Recap

Posted by Scott on February 21st, 2009 under Cross Country Drive 2009, Triathlons  •  Comments Off on XCD09 – Week One Recap

I’m in the gym at the Chicago Hilton spinning away on a cybex stationary bike (no upright bikes = frustration) for today’s long workout. The snow is falling outside and makes for a pleasant view. I thought I’d share a few thoughts from week one of the cross country drive. I’ve traveled over 1750 miles […]