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[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1579" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Iron Dad Post 11 – The Three Things Edward: 5 months old IM Muskoka: 10 days ago I spent many words during the IronDad project talking about the challenges of training and racing with a new, wee addition. I wrote about...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1565" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Iron Dad Post 10 – The Race Edward: 5 months (almost) IM Muskoka: 5 days ago THE MORNING I slept! I never sleep well the night before a race. Even so-called C races will often keep me awake: race strategy, transition procedure, and...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1556" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Iron Dad Post 9 – The Question Edward: 4.5 months old IM Muskoka: in 2 days The bike is tuned. The DI2 charge light is green. The Garmin is fully charged. The Stages has a fresh battery. My gear is ready. Am I? That’s a question...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1550" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Iron Dad Post 8 - The Management of Expectations Edward: 4 months old IM Muskoka: in 9 days Diana used to be a professional photographer, so when she wanted to take staged photos of Edward at his one-month-of-life-aversary (yes, this post...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1544" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Iron Dad Post 7 – The Wall Edward: almost 4 months old IM Muskoka: in 4 weeks Most of you who have trained consistently for months know about the wall. It’s that point in training where you just can’t keep doing...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1538" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Edward: 3.5 months old IM Muskoka: in 5 weeks Sometimes having my ass handed to me is the best thing that can happen - provided that it happens in training! Because when it’s a training bout, I still have time to...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Edward: 7 weeks old IM Muskoka: in 14 weeks So the blog component of the Iron Dad project went a little off the rails after that first week of Edward. I mean, I haven’t written an entry in six weeks! Turns out that raising a newborn is...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]The facts: I am now a dad. All that remains is to do this Ironman thing Edward: 3 days old, 7lbs-4oz (at birth), papa’s appetite IM Muskoka: in 21 weeks All of my coaching clients know how much stock I put in numbers. Heart rate in particular is...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The timelines: Weeberzon: overdue by 10 days IM Muskoka: in 21 weeks We live in a one bedroom apartment. That apartment is inhabited by (in order of importance) 2 people (very soon to be 3) 1 dog 2 bikes (sometimes 3) A whole galaxy of triathlon paraphernalia, vintage housewares stock, and other miscellanea...

First, the important stats Weeberzon: overdue by 4 days IM Muskoka: 22 weeks to go I like forecasting. It’s fun to prognosticate and then wait to see how close I was to reality. So in that vein, I’m going to lay out my planned weekly training schedule on the...