Tis the Season of the Treadmill

Treadmill is a dirty word among runners and their subset of attention deficit brethren – triathletes. Most of us cringe at its mere mention, eyeing it with derision as a tool of the gym rat: the dude who has been...
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How Aero is Your Aero

If you’ve spent any time with triathletes – especially the gear loving, data obsessed, analysis junkies like me – you’ll have heard a lot said about aerodynamics. Triathlon discussion boards are laden with often heated discussion on what is aero…

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Charity Choices

My friend Alice is running – and cycling and swimming – to raise money for charity. I always knew training and racing in endurance sports to be fundamentally selfish. For some, myself included, the focus on the self is the…

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Welland 70.3 – June 23, 2013

The morning Race mornings are weird. There’s always a seemingly contradictory mix of nervous excitement, detachment, and crankiness at any small deviation from ‘the plan’. That last one needs work. 6:30 and it’s hot already. Forecast is calling for a…

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Hello Blogosphere

Ready, set, blog! My name is Michael and I am a triathlete. It is an addiction of sorts, although not one to be ashamed of. Since I launched X3 Training earlier this year and started coaching, I live the sport…

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