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    Doctor McCurdy – Update

    Posted on October 16, 2013 by jay in Uncategorized.

    It has been an extremely busy year. Summer graduation didn’t happen, not because I was too busy to finish up. Rather, I had one final long-term study that hadn’t wrapped up until June. There was a late June deadline for paper work that I couldn’t meet, so I was set on December rather than August [...]

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    Ironman UK

    Posted on August 10, 2013 by jay in Uncategorized.

    Sunday’s race went about as expected. I was 6th Male in 9:02 and some change. I was  proud to be in the payout, but that’s not what I’m truly capable of. My training hasn’t been perfect. I nearly backed out of the race three weeks prior due to a list of injuries: I broke my [...]

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  • Ironman Nutrition – For the Long Haul

    Posted on July 24, 2013 by jay in Uncategorized.

    Principally: There is no single nutrition plan or product that will lead to success during an Ironman. Even the world’s best triathletes have had bad races resulting from nutrition. They would all tell you the same thing: Experience is key. An athlete may gain experience three ways. First, consult an expert. Jay McCurdy is not [...]

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  • Be Prepared

    Posted on May 11, 2013 by jay in Uncategorized.

    In short, I wasn’t prepared for St. Croix 70.3. I was fit and mentally ready, but my equipment might have been better prepared. Mainly, my tire selection was right for almost every other race I could have done, but alas, the supple Vittoria evo CX tubulars were not up to the challenges that St. Croix [...]

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  • Dogs and Cyclists

    Posted on March 11, 2013 by jay in Uncategorized.

    Road cyclists face a litany of concerns when out on the open road – chief among them are dogs. Even non-cyclists are aware of the dogs lining the rural roads we ride so frequently. What non-cyclists probably aren’t aware of is the damage that a dog can do to a cyclist traveling at even a [...]

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