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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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Share a Build Week: Recap by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I thought I'd post a quick recap of my build week.  It was a good week.  My priority going into the week was nailing my long ride on Saturday and my long run on Sunday.  The ... Read on »
Share a Build Week: Day 7 by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Workout 1: Run.  2:46:36. 22.25 miles.  7:28 pace.  Ave HR: 135. Unlike riding indoors for 6 hours... Hour 6. I love the long runs, espec ... Read on »
Share a Build Week: Day 6 by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Workout:  Bike.  6 hour bike followed by a 15 minute run.   2 hours @ 10w below IM power 2 hours @ IM power 2 hours @ 10w above IM power Once again, the rada ... Read on »
Share a Build Week: Day 5 by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Workout 1:  Recovery Run.  45:36.  5.27 miles. 8:39 pace.  Ave HR: 120 This is what the radar looked like before my run.  Hard to believe I misse ... Read on »
Share a Build Week: Day 4 by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Today was a brick workout - tempo bike, easy run.  Thursdays are my hard bike workouts so I do tempo, threshold, hills, etc.  A lot of times it's just a bike day and I go ou ... Read on »
Share a Build Week: Day 3 by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman This morning was our marathon of a sales meeting.  We ended up ahead of schedule and got out of the meeting about 45 minutes early, so I headed out on my lunch run pretty cl ... Read on »
Share a Build Week: Day 2 by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Day 2 wasn't an easy day.  My workouts weren't especially hard, but work was a little hectic and busy.  As I feared, I had a meeting rescheduled for around the lunch hour.  ... Read on »
Share a Build Week: Day 1 by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I shared a good workout on Facebook about a week ago and as I did, I realized I only share the good workouts.  I don't do that intentionally...or should I say consciously.  ... Read on »
Race Report: Camp Whitcomb/Mason Sprint Tri by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Sunday I raced the Camp Whitcomb/Mason sprint triathlon.  In a weird way, it felt like the end of the season.  Obviously, it's not the end of the season but it is the end of ... Read on »
An "Epic" Weekend by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman "From here on in, it really gets grim. For 99% of the people still left at this point, they are possessed with one thing, finishing. They’re saying to themselves one thing ... Read on »
Two Workouts by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I thought I'd share my last two workouts, one of them being one of my favorite swim workouts.  It originally came from Hillary Biscay's blog.  A friend of mine modified it b ... Read on »
Quinoa Flake Bake by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman If you're unfamiliar with Quinoa , it's a grain native to South America.  The big benefit to eating quinoa is that it's the only grain that is a complete protein, m ... Read on »
Race Report: Door County Half by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman This was my second trip up to Door County for the triathlon, and I was once again impressed.  I thought they did a great job last year, but this year they outdid themselves. ... Read on »
If you could only choose one sport... by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I don't know what got me thinking about this but...  ...if you could only choose one of the three triathlon sports to continue for the rest of your life and you had to ... Read on »
Race Report: Pardeeville Sprint Triathlon by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Saturday morning was the Pardeeville sprint triathlon - 1/4 mile swim, 15 mile bike, 3.1 mile run.  After the race in Janesville last week, I was really itching to get out a ... Read on »
Lighting the Fire! by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman If you've been following my blog for a while, you probably know this hasn't been the year I hoped it would be.  I worked very hard for three years to get a Kona sl ... Read on »
Race Report: Janesville Triathlon by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Yesterday was the Janesville Triathlon, my first triathlon of the year.  It's a sprint tri with a 1/2 mile swim in a river, 14 mile bike with some rolling hills, and a 3.1 m ... Read on »
The Return of the Tempo Run by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman You might remember from my last post that a bird shit on my arm on my ride Saturday...               Read on »
Superheros and lawnmowers through a fish-eye lens. by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman My alarm clock...   My parents are out of town, and they wanted me to check on the pool so my plan was to ride down to Janesville the long way so I could get ... Read on »
Camping Weekend by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I took the day off work Friday to make it a three-day weekend.  Thursday night I had a great tempo ride, probably the best of my life.  It was tough, but I got throug ... Read on »