Posts Tagged:Triathlon

Ironman Chattanooga For Our Fallen

This is one of the four media interviews that I did while at Ironman Chattanooga 140.6 racing for our fallen military heroes. A massive thank you to my Got Chocolate Milk team for all their support! Click here to learn how you can make your finisher medals matter and race in honor & memory of…

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Ironman Chattanooga – Training Log – Day 1-3

Race: Ironman Chattanooga 70.3  Date: May 27, 2007 Training Day(s) 1 – 3 Day 1: 90 minute indoor training ride 15 min warm-up 2 x 7 min climb (increasing gear every minute) 10 min high cadence (100-110) 5 min easy ride 7 min hill climb (increasing gear every minute) Plus the following training video — watched…

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Ironman Chattanooga – Video

This video is from the 2014 Ironman Chattanooga and is my personal recount from the day — it is also a memorial to the 21 fallen military heroes on my pack. The video is set to Bradley Gilbert’s — Hell of an Amen. If you would like to join me and race in honor &…

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It Isn’t Pretty – It’s Ironman

For anyone who has ever done an Ironman 140.6 they will tell you it isn’t a pretty event. If you come out looking like a cover model you didn’t work hard enough. Guess I must have worked pretty hard — I must say though, it was hard to wipe the smile from my face. It…

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What Ironman Failure Taught Me

What Ironman Failure Taught Me About Life and Racing Well, I’ve always said this life I’m living (to give back with my feet) is a journey. And it definitely has had it’s ups and downs. In 2012 during my first 1/2 Ironman distance race I was struck by an SUV three miles from the bike finish.…

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The Thrill of Victory the Agony of PTSD

The Thrill of Victory the Agony of PTSD  By Myra Brandenburg For Amy Cotta, it isn’t the actual competing in extreme athletic events that gives her an adrenaline rush, it’s something so much more, deeper, more refined than just the thrill of the event….. or even the finish. Keenly aware of what its like to have…

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