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Desert Storm..

DONUTBy Devon Palmer

Posted on September 16, 2013 by 

I am now back to regular training after a few light weeks. The week after Louisville I felt a little better each day but was generally un-ambitious. Could probably have swum and spun a little more but wasn’t motivated to. First run was the Sunday after and it was awful. First ride the next day, Monday, and felt fine. Second run was then Tuesday and that was fine. The week in Wisconsin working with...

Endurance Sports Travel was not exactly conducive to serious training. After getting home last week I finally got some miles done on the bike and was pleased to feel reasonably strong. The running is coming around fine but the swimming will be another couple weeks. At my first practice back this morning my lanemate Brian kept looking at me and asking “What are you doing?” I was going slow Brian. It happens.

Arizona was my first Ironman back in 2010 and I am interested to race there again to check my progress. I am eager to avoid many of the mistakes I made the first time around, most notably bonking severely on the bike.

As you know I am in a constant state of conflict with the pros from Wisconsin. This ongoing and tragically hostile situation, generally referred to as the Gopher-Badger Ironwar, is likely to see another battle at Ironman Arizona. People are calling it Desert Storm. Tom is going to do the race because what else would he do that day. Blake seemed a bit hesitant to commit. Well, I hate to throw fuel on the fire, but here is a little throwback picture from the finish of Ironman Arizona 2010:  READ MORE

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