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I'm a materials engineer/electrochemist who works for NASA while moonlighting as a professional triathlete.
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Rocketman RR by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Since it appears that the race report for my first triathlon of the year was my last post, I suppose it is only appropriate that my next post be the race report for my last ... Read on »
Gulf Coast Tri(Du)athlon RR by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon With this race being on a Saturday, and with impending CDR for our little rocket , this was going to be a quick trip down to Panama City Beach for the legendary 32nd annua ... Read on »
32.6 Challenge by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon In keeping with the spirit of the season, this was definitely a "why not" kind of racing weekend. Saturday was the Heel & Crank Duathlon, while Sunday was the inaugural Bri ... Read on »
Words to Live By - 2014 by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Marketing campaigns and corporate slogans are often cheesy, but sometimes they can be really effective. The best can connect with a large audience by touching them on a ver ... Read on »
Its been a fun ride. by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon After 6 years of racing as a "professional" triathlete, its time to call it quits. And by that, of course, I really mean I'll not be renewing my "Elite" USAT license for 20 ... Read on »
Its about that time... by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon After IM Louisville, I was definitely a little disappointed , but I also knew it would be foolish to just jump back into another IM. So after taking some down time, I decid ... Read on »
IMLOU - The Return of the Suck by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon So, where to start? As you'll recall, IM Louisville 2012 did not go so well . So, I returned this year partially in hopes of a better outcome, but also because I enjoyed th ... Read on »
Steelhead 70.3 RR by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Whoa! Blogging! So yes, despite the lack of updates here, I have been racing this year. Unfortunately just not nearly as much as I should be. And in this case, the lac ... Read on »
IMFL Race Day Recap Video by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon IMFL recap video... with a cameo @ 1:57! Read on »
IM FL RR by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon So that happened. Or not, really. Heading into this race I felt pretty good, as I had had some solid long rides, and was looking forward to some great weather in PCB. ... Read on »
Spooktacular 5k and a little triathlon... by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon So yeah... things have been a bit quiet around here. But, thats what happens when your are training for an IM and getting ready for a PDR at the same time. That's righ ... Read on »
Sept17-23 by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon S: 22,800 yds B: 10h 1min R: 4h 17min Total: 20h 17min It is still September, but I've got my eyes on the Nov 3rd prize. That is still a ways off, so in the m ... Read on »
UPDATE, Sept10-16 and then some... by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon S: 25,400 yds B: 8h 49min R: 3h 58min Total: 19h 58min No, I didnt work out that much last week just for fun. After the sh*tshow that was IM Louisville, ... Read on »
IM Lulvull Redux by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon It was a long day, and I have some time in the plane home (from work, not the race...) so here comes a long report. So what had happened was...... Swim: The morning of ... Read on »
Mountain Lakes Triathlon RR by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Another year, another Mountain Lakes Triathlon. Other than the despicable time trial start, this race has become one of my favorites for a number of reasons. To the bullets ... Read on »
Ride, Swim, and Pull by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Who says you cant have any fun while training for an IM? Saturday some friends were planning on going out to the river for some fun, so I certainly wanted to join. The only ... Read on »
Jun18-24 by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon S: 17,400 yds B: 8h 16min R: 5h 18min Total: 18h 24min And so it begins... IM training at least. Sunday included a 101mi ride, which was clearly the highlight ... Read on »
Southern Festival, Part Deux by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon After the fun that was had at the National Cornbread Festival 5k , a group of us decided we should head up to Bell Buckle, TN for the RC Cola and MoonPie Festival. And yes, ... Read on »
Jun4-10 by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon S: 16,800yds B: 5h 15min R: 4h 7min Total: 13h 38min Nice little recovery week post half IM. I kept things pretty chill through Friday, then had a great run S ... Read on »
Racin in Macon (and Huntsville!) by Andrew Hodges Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon It was a pretty busy week last week! Things started with a bang last Monday with the 32nd annual Cotton Row Run in downtown Huntsville. This is the biggest road race of the ... Read on »