Athlete Logs

NYC Marathon Training Log and Race Report

Written by: Alec Blenis. My Slowest Marathon This is my first race report in a really long time. The last time I actually trained for an event was the 2016 Georgia Death Race, a 68 mile run through the North Georgia Mountains. It was the most dedicated I had ever been with my training and…

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Ironman Lake Placid 2017 Q&A

Video by: Jon Fecik. In this video blog, I answer a few questions about my taper towards Lake Placid Ironman. Check it out and follow the race live on

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Alex Fucks Up

I stared at the piece of egg sitting there on a hot rock. Man, I thought, “that tasted much better going down than it did coming up”. I flopped onto my back, a sharp rock digging into my lower back somewhere, but honestly it felt good. Something that reminded me I was still conscious and…

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Written by: Jonathan Pain. Don’t Go In The WATTTEEEEERR!     Alright, Alright. That’s a bit over the top but I really have been crapping myself on that front. You may recall, from the last blog, that I had a shitty experience during the swim section of the Celtman 2016? Well, it’s now a year…

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Chattanooga 70.3 Race Report

Written by: Jon Fecik. The Lead Up What I’ve discovered about myself in the last year working with Marilyn is that I’m a fast athlete, but not necessarily a strong and durable one. I can move pretty fast (although I always need to get faster), but I break down and slow down pretty easily. Ironman…

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Max Pippa | Babies & Barbells |

Written by: Max Pippa. Babies & Barbells Since this is my first blog post, I figured I would introduce myself to help break the ice. My name is Max. I am a First Lieutenant in the US Army, stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. By the way, if you ever get the chance to visit Alaska, don’t…

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Brutal Spine Attrition

Catchy title, huh?   Really, this is an amalgamation of the names of the horrific events I’ve either been talked into or, even more foolishly, entered into all by my stupid self! Sounds appropriately scary though, so I guess it illustrates something of the fear I have, in the lead up to these things.  …

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Nicole Balkau || Meet Prep Musings & Adaptability ||

I’m currently 8 weeks out from the USAPL NJ State Championships in Somerville, NJ. This will be my first meet with the USAPL. This has been an interesting prep so far… My training has varied slightly than my past two meets. Accessory work has been altered slightly to account for specific weaknesses and I’ve been pulling…

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Trevor Jaffe | Off-Season Training Week 2 | 3.20 – 3.25

Week two still has me slowly introducing heavier loads. Everything continues to be done beltless. One trend that continues and will stay in for the next few weeks is following up low rep main lift work with lighter hypertrophy work. I’m aiming to maintain neurological efficiency with my main lifts and my calories are in…

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