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Little Hoyt – Escalation in the best of ways

Having been a long time fan of Dick and Rick Hoyt I’m so happy this story of 8 year old Noah who pulls and pushes his disabled brother during a YMCA triathlon is spreading like wildfire.  Noah calls his 6 … Continue reading

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PowerTap Pro Deal of the Year

Wheelbuilder.com  has an outstanding deal on the PowerTap Pro powermeter.  For $899 you get a PowerTap Pro built into a solid training wheel.  If you use coupon code WBKESSLER you can save another 10%.  Shipping is very reasonable and no tax in involved … Continue reading

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Pushing it to the limit – Training tales

I train hard by most standards, which is normal by Ironman standards. My training volume is at the bottom of the rung for those finishing in under 17 hours. As I was coming into the end of my Ironman Texas … Continue reading

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Brick workout?

Spartan Boulder WorkoutNew type of “brick” workout. In triathlon a brick workout is when you combine two pieces of the triathlon into a single workout. As I prepare for the Spartan Beast race at the end of the year I’m … Continue reading

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Change of pace

Usually this time of year I train for the MS150 by riding in a lot of the supported rides throughout Houston. I still plan on attending some of the hillier rides but I’m getting back to basics and riding in … Continue reading

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Houston Triathlon 2011 And Getting My Ass Kicked

Houston Triathlon 2011 And Getting My Ass Kicked A couple of weeks ago I participated in the Houston Triathlon produced by onyourmark productions. I signed up for this event due to my friend Kevin signing up and giving it rave … Continue reading

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Mail Order Bride

My wife is training for her first half marathon. She is kicking butt and I’m very proud of her. Now that we are a dual athlete house, sacrifices need to be made. For me that means sharing the morning workout … Continue reading

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Had a good run with Netflix

I signed up with Netflix back when we got our first DVD player. I’ve always been a big fan, and told everybody that Netflix is a tremendous deal and they should try it out. Over the years, the price has … Continue reading

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Oops I did it again – Ironman Texas 2012

I had no intention of doing it again. My exact words to my wife was “once is enough. I’m retired.” My plan was to volunteer next year and see the race from that perspective. “The best laid schemes of mice … Continue reading

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Updated 7/29/11 My Gym – Lifetime Fitness City Centre

This is an update to my previous post in June that can be found here. After looking through my traffic logs I noticed a lot of people coming here after searching for Lifetime Fitness City Centre. Since my previous post, … Continue reading

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