Author Archives: Jeff Allen

About Jeff Allen

"My mission is to balance the goals of my personal and professional life while continually gaining new knowledge. This effort to balance my goals should not dilute the quality of my goals, but should enhance the quality of life for my family, co-workers, friends, and students." Jeff and his wife, Denise, have two sons and live in Aubrey, Texas.

Redman 70.3 (Part II): The complete story.

Lake Hefner,Oklahoma September 17, 2018 This is a complete report with Part 1 integrated into this race report…. After the last race I stated: “Continue to trained harder and longer with more bricks – the long distance is fitness, fitness, … Continue reading

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Redman 70.3 (Part 1 – Pre-race)

Edmond,Oklahoma June 25, 2017 I’m breaking this blog into Part I and Part II. Why? There’s a lot of “thinking that happens” during taper week of a race – a lot of race plans are finalized. After the last race … Continue reading

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Buffalo Spring Lake 70.3

Lubbock, Texas June 25, 2017 This was expected to be a 90+ degree race with winds exceeding 20mph.   Instead, we had moderate temps in the 80s with a 8-10mph SE winds and overcast skies.   This is a tough … Continue reading

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Ironman 70.3 Texas

April 2, 2017 First ½ Ironman! Weather overcast and 70 – 80 degree for race time with 90% humidity.  Water 74.5 This was a much-anticipated race and the first of three 70.3 races in preparation for Ironman Arizona 2017.   This … Continue reading

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Mean Green Duathlon

I did this one to myself – on purpose.  Why?  To make me train the run.   This is my first race of the 2017 Triathlon season.   There was a choice for this race to run the triathlon or duathlon. … Continue reading

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Hot Chocolate 15k, Dallas, Texas

The 15k is a strange distance.  I haven’t raced this particular distance, but now have enough races under my belt to begin estimating my pace and understand the character of the race as it happens. Why this race?  Jared Allen (pictured), my … Continue reading

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Growing up in the dirt

Growing up is mud pies, cut fingers, skin’t knees and elbows. Growing up is scars that don’t go away – they tell your story.   Growing up is both a mangy dog and fleas in your favorite hand-me-down sleeping bag – … Continue reading

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