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Special Service Course 101

Dec/17/2013 in Focus Aid, General

At the end of every season I go over my bikes with fine tooth comb making sure they are ready to carry my dreams for the next season. I change out a lot of parts, lube and service bearings, and check everything for wear....

Watts UP!

Dec/10/2013 in Focus Aid, General

I could bore you by explaining every detail of my training, but all everybody wants to see right now is the graphics. Before I delve into that I have to thank PowerTap for continuously evolving their product, software, and user interface. If you are looking...

Thanksgiving

Dec/03/2013 in General, Giving Back

Thanksgiving week in the Starykowicz family is very different than your traditional household.  When Thanksgiving is mentioned the first thing that comes to mind is early mornings, Turkey Trots, and food coma in that order. Thanksgiving is a week, not a day...

1st – Rev3 Florida

Nov/14/2013 in General, Race Reviews

The 8 days between Ironman Florida and Rev3 Florida were all about recovering.  I spent the week with my wife visiting my Grandparents enjoying great food and helping out around their house. Friday came way too quick as we drove from the Florida panhandle down...

2nd – Ironman Florida

Nov/07/2013 in General, Race Reviews

The days leading into Ironman Florida were a true roller coaster, one day I felt great the next I felt exhausted either physically or mentally. Thank goodness on race day I felt great. The goals for the day were simple #1) WIN, which is implied...

Being the 1st American sub-8

Nov/05/2013 in General, Giving Back, Race Reviews

I will post my race report on Thursday as this is all still sinking in and I continue to collect photos from the race. The race for an American to go sub-8 was relaunched last year after years of dormancy when I punched the sky winning...

Back for More

Oct/29/2013 in General

People often ask how long it takes to recover from a race and my answer is always the same: it depends on the race.  Some Olympic distance races took me longer to recover from than many  half distances I have raced.  Then there is the...

19th – Ironman World Championships

Oct/22/2013 in General, Race Reviews

My debut at Ironman World Championships supplied many opportunities to overcome adversity. It was not the day I wanted, expected, or prepared for but I was able to conquer the most prestigious triathlon in the world gaining a few accolades along the way. I would...

Poor PERFORM-ance

Oct/17/2013 in Focus Aid, General

After the race last weekend I was cleaning my equipment and when I pulled my straw from my aero bottle I saw this: All summer I have trained with the following products: Ironman Perform powder, Gu Roctane, Gatorade, and Gu Brew. Never did my straw change...