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Go Big or Don't Bother: 3 Steps to Fulfilling Lifelong Dreams

Of all the lessons I’ve learned, there is one that stands far above the rest as the most important: If you don’t aim big, you may as well not bother.

How to Calculate Your Training and Recovery Balance Sheet

Think of training as currency. Once we spend it, there’s little chance to get it back. In the case of running, many of us overspend and wonder why we have essentially gone broke.

Kettlebells, Ironman, and Bruce Lee: 10 Articles By Andrew Read

These 10 articles cover everything from kettlebells, to martial arts, to Ironman, but they're all written by the same person: endurance athlete, Senior RKC, and trainer Andrew Read.

Friday Flicks: Highlights From Ironman Kona 2012

Feeling a little low at the end of the week? Watch this video of highlights from last year's Ironman Kona for a little weekend inspiration. The scenery isn't too shabby either!

5 Tips for Successfully Popping Your Triathlon Race Cherry

Triathlon is the fastest growing sport in the world. There is a better and a worse way to get started, though. Here are my 5 tips for successfully training for and competing in your first triathlon.

Friday Flicks: David Goggins, Navy SEAL and Ultra Runner

In honor of our writer Andrew Read doing the Iron Man Melbourne this weekend, we're sharing one of his favorite videos. Meet David Goggins, U.S. Navy SEAL and ultrarunner.

Athlete Journal: Andrew Read, Entry 40 - The Last Week

Just one week until Ironman. After months of training twice daily it’s a bit of a shock to find yourself sitting around, but I've actually had some promising training sessions this week.

Speed Racer: How to Get Faster at Running, Cycling, and Swimming

If you've gotten into endurance sports you've probably gotten good at enduring pain for long periods of time. But are you actually getting faster? Here is my advice for improving your times.

Athlete Journal: Andrew Read, Entry 39 - The End of the Road

C’mon body, just two weeks to go. One more big dance and I promise I won’t do anything too stupid to you for the rest of the year.

Athlete Journal: Andrew Read, Entry 38 - Goal Times for Ironman

I met a new friend during one of my training sessions and it got me thinking about my goal times for the Ironman - which is only three weeks away now.

Athlete Journal: Andrew Read, Entry 37 -The Light at the End of the Tunnel

As the weeks wind down I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel as far as training goes. My body finally seems to be healing and adjusting to the high training volume.

Athlete Journal: Andrew Read, Entry 36 - My Longest Training Run

This week I ran the longest run that I will do before the Ironman. It went really well, but I'm still wondering how I'm going to manage 42km in just five short weeks.

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