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.

Ironman Florida 2018 (Haines City, Florida)

Haines City, Florida November 4, 2018 The month leading up to this race was crazy.  Hurricane Michael came through Panama City Beach Florida and created havoc.  The race was cancelled on November 3rd and moved to Haines City Florida on … Continue reading

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2018 Rocky Raccoon 50 miler

Huntsville, Texas February 10, 2018 Finish Time: 11:49:39 Preparation: Knob Hill (50k) race was my last long run in preparation for this 50-mile attempt. I gathered a couple inconvenient foot problems (blisters) coming out of the 50k with three weeks … Continue reading

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Ironman Arizona 2017

Tempe, Arizona November 19, 2017 I’ve looked forward to Ironman Arizona (IMAZ) 2017 for over a year.  I traveled to volunteer in 2016 to watch and support team mates AND see what I was getting myself into for 2018.  This … Continue reading

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The Ironman Taper

I’m NOT the original author – going to keep it here so it can be linked in the future…. Per Ellen Frasca Evans the original author is Bob Mina. Written before before Ironman Canada in 2002 There are a lot of different sources and a … Continue reading

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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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