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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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Catching up by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman With all the racing I did this year and coaching, I've neglected my blog.  Rather than post every race report, I'm going to do a bunch of really quick reports with a few lon ... Read on »
Double Du Weekend by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Saturday - Beloit Duathlon (1.8m, 10.4m, 1.8m) Saturday morning was the annual Beloit Du, a race I've done every year since 2007.  The weather was perfect - sunny and w ... Read on »
Learning To Time Trial by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman There's a Thursday night time trial series in Madison, and every year I do a few of them.  I also try to do a couple of the MATTS (Mid America Time Trial Series) ti ... Read on »
Race Report: Rev3 Knoxville Oly by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Brrrr........ Rev3 Knoxville was my first olympic distance tri in 5 years, my first triathlon of the year and my first Rev3 event.  My goals for the race we ... Read on »
Race Report: Run The Bluegrass Half Marathon by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman  When I originally signed up for this race a couple of months ago, I set a goal of 1:25.  I felt it was a realistic goal, yet aggressive enough to push my limits ... Read on »
An Update by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman It's been a while since I've posted.  So much for my New Year's Resolution of being a better blogger.  Maybe next year. I've got a few ideas for posts for the next week ... Read on »
TrainingPeaks Tip: Workout Codes by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I mentioned a few posts back when I announced I made the TrainingPeaks team that I was going to write the occasional post with a TrainingPeaks tip.  This is the fir ... 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 »
Planning 2013 by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I've been itching to do a season focused on short course racing since 2009, and with me not getting a Kona slot and  USAT recently announcing that Age Group Nationa ... Read on »
I'm A TrainingPeaks Ambassador by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman The official announcement came out a few weeks ago, but with Ironman Cozumel and traveling to Mexico I haven't had a chance to write about it until ... Read on »
Welcome Home by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Mondays view. So the trip to Cozumel was rough and the race was rough but now I was on vacation and surely that would be easy....right? ... Read on »
Race Report: Ironman Cozumel by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Ohhhhh......where to begin? If you followed my progress online, you probably know this wasn't the race I was hoping for.  Honestly, I'm not that disappointed.  ... Read on »
A Quick Update Before Cozumel by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I thought I'd give a quick update on my training before I leave for Cozumel tomorrow (yeah, last minute).   My training was quite a bit different from my Ironman build ... 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 »
Power File Analysis: IMWI '11 - Scott Roehrborn - KQ by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman A few posts ago, I asked for some power files to analyze and post.  I received one from Scott Roehrborn, an ex-teammate of mine from the Gear Grinder team.  It's from Ironma ... Read on »
The Return Of The Recovery Week by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman No one has recovery dialed like that cat. I mentioned in my posts about my Cozumel plan that I want to focus more on recovery, then I said my new plan isn't go ... Read on »
Looking For Power Files by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I enjoy digging through power files and analyzing them, so I thought I'd throw this out there.... If anyone has a power file from a race and you don't mind sha ... Read on »
Applying The "Basic Month" by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I apologize if you find these posts about my training plan long and boring.  I have to put the plan together so I figured why not do it on my blog (which I've largely ignore ... Read on »
A New Training Plan by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Sorry, but this post is a long one.  If you don't enjoy reading about training plans, you'll probably want to skip this one.   In my last post, I said I'd share a new ... Read on »