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Mike W.

Madison, Wisconsin
I've been competing in triathlons for about 3 years now, and I've completed several sprint distance tris, a few olympics, 3 half ironmans and two ironmans.  I'm currently training for Ironman Wisconsin and hoping to qualify for Kona. 
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'Tis the season by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman 'Tis the season to decorate for x-mas. Now that that's done (see pic), back to training. 'Tis the season for that too. But first, a fun fact: 'Tis...I never though ... Read on »
(Un)Frozen Toes by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I mentioned a few posts ago, that I reached my breaking point early this year, and couldn't take the trainer anymore.  So I braved the cold temps and rode outdoors.   We ... Read on »
0733 by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman My massive fan base - Mark - has convinced me to blog my Ironman journey, so I thought I'd start with a little background. My first exposure to Ironman was probably 1999 o ... Read on »
1 down, 11 to go by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I've finished my first month of Ironman training, and I'd say everything went well. I believe I gained some fitness, but most importantly I learned a few things. Here the ... Read on »
1000 Yard TT by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I swam my 1000 yard TT for the Dark Star ePostal Swim Meet today.  To give a little background, I typically swim about 8000-15000 yards per week.  In the swimming world, tha ... Read on »
111.9 by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Today was a key workout. Mark set up the buoys in Lake Wingra so we could swim 2.4 miles, and then head out for a long ride. My original plan was to do 2 verona loops ... Read on »
2011 - The Numbers by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman It's been a while since I've written.  I was planning on writing a post about my 2011 numbers and how they compared to previous years, but my computer accelerated its declin ... Read on »
24 Hours of Pain by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman This past weekend, I participated in a 24-hour Indoor Team Time Trial at SBR Coaching .  It's a team event done on Computrainers.  Each member of the team rides one ... Read on »
5 Flats in 2 Weeks by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman This entire year is circling the drain.  I'm not sure what I did, but I've got some bad karma going on.  I need to figure this out and make things right with the gods so I c ... Read on »
50K by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I never made it out for my ride yesterday. I was set to go, but it started raining and never let up. It was a very light rain, but 39 degrees and rain is a little too ... Read on »
7 hours in the sun and all I get is spoiled milk by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman They're not the healthiest treats, but after a long, brutal workout I want one of three things: a Snickers Marathon bar, an M&M Candy Freeze from Frostee Freeze or a do ... Read on »
945 by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Leaving for Florida early tomorrow morning. My race number is 945. Water temp is 74. I'll post more details later. Race updates via Twitter: http://twitter.c ... Read on »
A Busy Weekend by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman With triathlon season over, I've been taking advantage of all the free time I have now that I don't have super long workouts to do on the weekends.   Saturday, Courtney ... Read on »
A Coaching Offer by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Half the fun of triathlon for me is putting together my training plan.  I love reading about training - the different methods, the great coaches, the science, the s ... Read on »
A Cozumel Training Update by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman So far I’m two weeks into my Cozumel training.  I had three weeks of easy training/recovery and now I’m well into my first build cycle.  I thought I’d write an up ... Read on »
A Crazy Crazy Legs by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Last weekend was the April Du. It's a 2 mile trail run (hilly), followed by a 12 mile bike (hilly) followed by the same 2 mile trail run (still hilly). It was really ... Read on »
A heat wave, a tropical heat wave... by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Yep, we're having a heat wave here in sunny, southern Wisconsin. It was a scorcher today, topping out at a steamy 30 degrees. Tomorrow it's supposed to be in the mid ... Read on »
A hell that cannot be described... by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman My snowshoes arrived yesterday, and so did the snow. We got 10 inches last night....or something like that. I don't know. It doesn't matter. It was a lot, and it's ... Read on »
A Kona Video by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Sometimes I get so hung up on training hard, racing fast, reaching my potential, seeing what I'm capable of, etc.... that I forget to step back and just enjoy the moment.  T ... Read on »