What Makes a Good Coach?

October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

With the recent firing of Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin and the subsequent hiring/promotion of Tight Ends coach Dan Campbell it reminded me of that old question about coaching style and what works, and what doesn’t work. If you are “in the know” about the Dolphins situation you know that Philbin was hired 4 years ago from the Green Bay Packers. His style is very low-key, very [...]

Too Fat to HIIT

October 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

I admit it. When the subject of high intensity interval training (HIIT) was first brought up to me my instant was exactly the blog title above … basically that I was too fat to be able to participate in HIIT programs. I would not be able to do most of what was being expected and therefore would neither finish the workouts nor continue with it after getting through one or two. And I see this [...]

This Should Be Easy

October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

This should be easy … Alter your daily habits to include exercise, at least an hour a day, geared toward an event in the future, a triathlon in six months, a half marathon in five. Find a coach that believes in you and what you are capable of, that understands your issues and works with you to develop a plan of action to get you to the start line and allows you to finish strong and injury [...]

Product Review: Extend Nutrition Anytime Bars

September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Note: Extend Nutrition supplied samples of their bars in exchange for this review. Opinions were not influenced in any way and are all my own, and no other payment was received. You guys know how I feel about supplements and the like, so when the people at Extend Nutrition contacted me to see if I had an interest in sampling their Anytime bars and writing a review, I honestly had to think about [...]

The “What the Hell” Effect of Weight Loss

September 21, 2015 | 2 Comments

Someone needs to stop this roller coaster I find myself on … No … strike that … This is not a roller coaster, because a roller coaster goes down as well as up, and though I find that I do go down on occasion, the majority of my life is spent on the uphill side. But then again, I suppose it is like a roller coaster, because as much up and down as you experience, no matter what [...]

Race Report: Crystal River Triathlon Series 3 (2015)

September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Once more we ventured into the Crystal River Race Series, the final race for 2015, with hopes high for an improvement and, most importantly, a good experience. I was 1 for 2 in that department. I always have a good time at Crystal River. Even with the quirks of the race it is still my favorite one of the race year. It has become my barometer of the season, and past seasons, using it to measure my [...]
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The Swimmer’s Mind

September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The weather looks good … maybe I won’t need the wet suit after all … Let me test this water … just one foot .. JESUS!! There is NO way this water is over 78 degrees … I need the wet suit … No … if I wear it I will have to start in the rear … can’t afford to start in the back. Gonna end up there eventually anyway. Wait … was that a fucking fin in the water I just saw?? How do [...]
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The “Easy Run”, and Other Ridiculous Terminology

September 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

A lot of new terminology enters your vernacular when you start training for triathlons / marathons. Some are easy to understand, like “speed intervals”. Even if you’ve never trained you can figure out what that means. Then there are others that take some thought or explanation, like “fartlek”. That HAS to be a made up term, but ask a runner with any experience and they know what it [...]

Chasing Shadows

August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

On the hot runs we take every advantage to stay as cool as we can; a feat that is much harder than it sounds in Florida. We load down with as much water as we can pack on our fuel belts, wear moisture wicking shorts and shirts, and hats that take the sweat off our brow. Anything we can do. While running along my local route (Nature’s Way) I caught myself doing something subconsciously that [...]

The Positive Spin Zone

August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

It has been suggested to me that I needed to write more positive posts. The exact term was “I hope to read more Happy Go Go Posts soon” What took me aback was that I thought I was writing positive posts, but I think my positive is not the same as most people’s. To me, being positive is recognizing the negative, putting the negative out there on paper, or in words, and dealing with it. For [...]
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