Category Archives: analysis

Putting Ironman in Perspective


I want to be an Ironman. Over the past three years, I transformed myself from a cubicle dwelling office potato to a sprint triathlete.  After finishing my first practice triathlon three weeks before my first real competitive event, I knew … Continue reading

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Mapping 2010 Workouts


One of the cool things about using a GPS enabled heart rate monitor, such as the Garmin 305, is that you can easily map your workouts.  Not only does this provide you with pace, distance, and elevation data, but it … Continue reading

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The First Ride of 2011!


First, Happy New Year!  What better way to welcome the new year, than with an awesome bike ride through Goleta, Ca.  While the weather was a tad on the chilly side, the brilliant, bright sun and clear weather made for … Continue reading

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How My Busy Afternoon Screwed a Great Workout


There are afternoons that just fly by like like the clock has had too many grande red-eyes from Starbucks.  It is that situation where you start working on something at 1pm and then suddenly realize that it is already 4pm … Continue reading

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My 2010 Carpinteria Triathlon Sprint Race Report


Below is the text that I wrote a few days after the 2010 Carpinteria Triathlon discussing my experience with this year’s event.  I decided that it was quite emotional for me and I put a lot those emotions into the … Continue reading

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Carpinteria Triathlon Results Posted


Hi All, Just a quick post.  Today, I finished the Carpinteria Triathlon Sprint in 1:36:15, not exactly earth shattering, but given the crazy few weeks I’ve had, I think it is just great! Placing 370th of 462 puts me about … Continue reading

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2010 Santa Barbara Triathlon Results Plotted!


As an Analyst, I love data and I love understanding patterns.  So, after finishing my 7th triathlon, the Santa Barbara Triathlon sprint, recently, I decided to do some analysis.  Check out the scatter plot below: (results here) If you participated … Continue reading

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