Author: Ian Murray

November 20, 2017 Ian Murray No comments exist

Well, that was an interesting day.  The USA Triathlon Long Course National Championships/Miami Man Triathlon is in the books.  I would like to say that everything went according to plan, but it didn’t.  Results are one thing, but executing the plan can be a whole different story.  I should have known when I went to…

November 6, 2017 Ian Murray No comments exist

At long last, the day is almost here.  Taper week is done.  All that is left is to get to the race and execute.  This one is a bit of a big deal.  It is the USA Triathlon Long Course National Championship and the qualifier for the International Triathlon Union Long Course World Championships in…

October 28, 2017 Ian Murray No comments exist

Ok, I know that it is ridiculous to title a post after a Will Smith song lyric, but hey, it popped into my head.  As you guessed by the title, my next race is in lovely Miami, FL.  Since the 70.3 World Championships, I have focused on my prep for the USA Triathlon Long Course…

September 13, 2017 Ian Murray No comments exist

After three hard months of training, it was time to get to work.  While I was actually treating this race as a preparation for the Miami Man long course triathlon in November, I still wanted a very good performance.  I mean, what’s the point of going if you aren’t going to go hard?

September 6, 2017 Ian Murray No comments exist

This week is race week. Last week was somewhat of a taper week. The week before that was a recovery week. Let’s just say that I prefer monster training weeks or high-intensity weeks. More than it is what I prefer, those that have to live with me prefer it, too. Well, at least they prefer…

August 26, 2017 Ian Murray No comments exist

So, I am not new to the sport of triathlon.  I’m not new to high-volume training.  I’ve been doing this for nearly 15 years, and yet I still wage the constant battle of managing my training, my recovery, my work, and my family life.  Training for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships has been no different….