No Wings at Eagleman

No Wings at Eagleman

Ha! Such a cheesy title.. So I’m doing this thing now that I’m calling The Boondock Pro.¬†After many years of gently nagging my wife, we finally pulled the trigger on a Class-C RV. I haven’t convinced her to leave her job yet and live in this thing full-time, but it’ll happen.. Team Wurtele probably have…

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What I Learned From My First Pro Race

What I Learned From My First Pro Race

Chattanooga 70.3. My first race as a pro triathlete. It could have gone better in some ways. In other ways it was exactly as I expected. I’ve never been known for handling stress and anxiety very well, especially the pre-race variety. I’ve spent many of the last hours before the start of a bike race…

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The Benchmark

The Benchmark

I have a love/hate relationship with running. I really don’t like it. But I also kind of love it. You can’t go as a fast or as far ¬†running as you can cycling and I think that’s why I hate it. But running requires so much more mental focus and fortitude than cycling and that’s…

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The Plan

The Plan

After my successful Olympic triathlon at the Canadian I signed up for the Multisport Canada Barrelman Triathlon. A half-iron distance event. While my swim had improved, I wasn’t able to produce power above my zone 2 effort. I still had a great ride completing the 90km course with an average speed of over 38kph. But…

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The Decision

The Decision

After two years of racing as a Cat 1/2 bike racer, I made the hard decision to go back to triathlon. It wasn’t something I necessarily had planned to do in 2017 but I knew I would return to the discipline eventually. It’s not that I have greater passion for it or because I’m better…

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