Ironman Journey

Different races prepare me for Ironman Arizona!

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Pool practice in Pacific Palisades.
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Ian Murray demonstrating proper swim form.
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Listening to swim intsructions from Ian Murray.
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Reviewing swim techniques with Traithlon Coach Ian Murray.
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Ian Murray and me. Ian was key to getting my swim stroke back after a bike crash separated my shoulder.
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Keep those knees up! A 7-mile tempo run.
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Training with a 7-Mile Tempo Run.
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Rehabing my right shoulder, trying to gain strength to support the arm while it's extended.
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Using the PowerPlate system to rehab my right shoulder.
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Putting my damaged right shoulder directly on the PowerPlate as part of my rehab.
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My first ride since my crash in late July. My damaged right shoulder has been holding up so far.
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Dan Empfield and my new SICK triathlon bike!
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Dan Empfield and my new bikes!
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3rd degree A-C shoulder separation. Excruciating!
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Busted bike after crash.
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Shattered top tube.
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Shattered seat tube.
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Before start of Vineman Ironman 70.3 swim.
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Stretching before the Vineman Ironman 70.3 swim start.
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Finishing the 1.2-mile swim at Vineman Ironman 70.3.
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First transition from swim to bike at Vineman Ironman 70.3.
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Starting the 56-mile ride at Vineman Ironman 70.3.
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"Aero" position was most common during the 56-mile Vineman Ironman 70.3.
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Bike portion of Vineman Ironman 70.3
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Half way point of Vineman Ironman 70.3 run.
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John Hancock
Temps at Vineman Ironman 70.3 hit 100! Hydrating was key!
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Final stretch of the Vineman Ironman 70.3 run.
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Crossing the finish line at Vineman Ironman 70.3
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Still standing and smiling after Vineman Ironman 70.3.
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Finishing the swim at Redondo Beach Triathlon
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Running to the transition area at the Redondo Beach Triathlon
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During the bike portion of the Redondo Beach Triathlon
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Ready to roll-out after the Redondo Beach Triathlon
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Elita Loresca and me going live on NBC4 before the 2009 LA Marathon.
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Christy Mcmahon
Running the 2009 LA Marathon.
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Finishing the 2009 LA Marathon.
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Getting a Finisher's Medal at the end of the 2009 LA Marathon.
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John Hancock
Post-race interview with Fritz Coleman and Robert Kovacik.
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The Santa Monica Classic
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Swim start at Big Rock Triathlon. 5-9-09
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Waiting for the start of the Big Rock Triathlon.
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Finishing the swim during the Big Rock Triathlon. 5-9-09
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John Hancock
Finishing the swim of the Big Rock triahlon. 5-9-09
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Leaving transition area during Big Rock triathlon. 5-9-09
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Bike portion of the Big Rock Triathlon. 5-9-09
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KNBC-TV
Crossing the dam at Lake Perris during the Big Rock Triathlon. 5-9-09
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During the run at Big Rock Triathlon. 5-9-09
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Crossing the Finish Line at the Big Rock Triathlon. 5-9-09
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Getting my Time Chip removed after Big Rock Triathlon. 5-9-09
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Walking my gear back to my SUV after Big Rock Tri
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NBC Universal Tri Team practice at Zuma Beach, Malibu
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