Posts by Chris Allen

Its Official: IRONMAN Texas

There is no turning back now, I have paid my $772.01 for IRONMAN Texas on April 28, 2018.  I couldn’t be more excited to have new goals set and to race again in my favorite distance, the 140.6.  I’ll start officially training in September and post my training schedule for everyone then.  For now I…

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Shaking Off the Cobwebs

At last! I have logged my first week of riding a bike after nine months of not riding.  It was a mix of fun, pain, climbing, being dropped 3 times, and the dreadful indoor spinner session.  After finishing the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship I decided to sell my TT bike and start fresh if I…

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Back In Business with a Bike!

My first real ride since October’s IRONMAN World Championship has been logged.  Looking at the data from today’s ride it looks like I lost around 24% of muscle/VO2 max in cycling.  Basically I compared my best day’s climb up highway 33 from last year to today.  Some small factors to take in consideration beyond not…

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Mountains 2 Beach Marathon & Time to Rest

Mission accomplished! My brother successfully crossed the finish line at 3:01:42 for the Mountains 2 Beach Marathon qualifying him for his first Boston Marathon in 2018.  I had the great job of being his pacer for the 3:02:00 pace during the race.  The race started off on a great foot with the morning weather in…

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The Boston Marathon

The Race There is no doubt the Boston Marathon is the greatest marathon I have ever been to.  From the professionalism of organizing 30,000 runners to endless sea of people cheering you on, it lives up to all expectations of an epic race.  After watching my girlfriend, Erynne, last year run the Boston Marathon, I was…

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My Fastest Run Ever

Yet another successful week of running volume over 100 miles and I am feeling more confident in my running abilities than ever before.  This is my third week now of training after a few months off to debrief and really study training techniques.  The new training methods that I have now applied over the past…

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Another Heavy Running Week

Another week down and two weeks remaining until the Boston Marathon.  This is by far the highest mileage I have ever done in my life but I am not sure it’s the best running shape I’ve been in.  With three weeks of dedicated training towards running, the Boston Marathon will be the ultimate test.  I’ve…

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Post First 100 Mile Week

Well I have successfully pulled off my first 100 mile run week, it was too bad.  My break down was this: Monday: 20 miles @ 6:41 pace & 3 miles @ 9:00 pace Tuesday: 10 miles @ 8:00 pace Wednesday: 18 miles @ 6:30 pace Thursday: 10 miles @ 8:00 pace Friday: 16 miles @…

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First 100 Mile Week

With the First day of spring and little under a month to go till the Boston marathon I am feeling pretty positive.  2017 is my year away from the IRONMAN, it allows me to reconnect with friends and family and essentially save for my next races.  Wanting to win is not cheap by any means…

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