Head Full of Crazy

July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Triathletes are called many things, but the one common thing we are all called is “crazy”. “You’re going to bike 50 miles on your day off?? You’re crazy!” “You swim, then bike, and THEN run?? You’re crazy!!” “Anda en bicicleta de 100 millas?? Estas Loco!!” It feels crazy to us sometimes too. I know when I look at my clock chiming [...]

The Ten Commandments (Triathlete Version)

July 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

Thou Shall Honor the Triathlon Gods If you read my race report of Crystal River 2 in 2012 you know of what I speak. The Tri Gods do not like to be played with. They will visit upon you 20 mph head winds (in all directions), currents and visibility to scare Aquaman, and uphill runs in damaging heat. Do not toy with them. Thou Shalt Not Take a Race for Granted An extension of the first [...]

If Found on Road, Please Pause my Garmin

June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is almost like a job isn’t it? So much of the training we have been doing is tied to data. From the very beginning we have tracked our mile pace on the run, or how fast our overall pace is on the bike. We become obsessed with our 50m split in the pool and how that will translate to Open Water once the time comes. We even look at our SWOLF after every swim, and I have no idea what the [...]
Burn Fat

Burning Fat

June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is one of those posts that people reading either scream “yes” or scream “what an idiot”. Let me start off right away by stating this … if you disagree with anything I am about to talk about, or if it doesn’t jive with what you have seen or experienced, let’s take it at that and move on. Everything … and I mean everything … I talk about on [...]
Get the Funk Out

Get The Funk Out

June 22, 2015 | 4 Comments

“If you don’t like, what you see here, get the funk out” ~ Gary Cherone, Extreme, “Get the Funk Out” from the LP “Pornograffiti” In case you have not noticed, I have been in a serious downward spiral lately. I am not sure what the reason is, as these moods are hard to define and qualitate, but when they hit they hit hard, and they don’t like letting [...]

Race Report: Crystal River 2 (2015)

June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Seems like we were just at this race a few weeks ago. Due to weird scheduling this year, Crystal River 1 and 2 ended up within 4 weeks of each other, and the 3rd in the series not until September, so comparing the results will a little off since they are not very evenly spaced. But we will any way, because this is a new season, and a reboot season, so even with me being very much slower than [...]

The Wisdom of A Clockwork Orange

June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, well. To what do I owe the extreme pleasure of this surprising visit?” As I am working through my motivation issues, remembrances of lines from my favorite movie keep popping up in my head (some of you know I have done this before with “Fight Club” and “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy“). The mere fact that “A [...]

Jelly Roll

June 12, 2015 | 2 Comments

There are many good things about training. The first of them is the feeling of accomplishment at the end of a long ride, or finally being able to breathe in the water, or running under a 12:00 pace for a 5k. All accomplishments I have seen over the last 4 seasons, but along with these good things (which by FAR outweigh the bad things) there are usually corresponding not so good things. I [...]

Managing Race Anxiety

June 12, 2015 | 3 Comments

It’s OK to admit it. We all have dealt with race anxiety in some fashion. Some are really good at dealing with it, while for some it becomes so overwhelming even getting to the start line is an effort worthy of the race itself. It also doesn’t limit itself to triathlons. Runners have it. Cyclists have it. Swimmers especially have it. It can be as simple as a faint feeling of [...]

Race Report – Fletcher Flyer (2015)

June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Let me start by saying this … Asheville is a beautiful place. I have never really been in the mountains before, so it was awe-inspiring to me as we drove in on Friday, so see these ominous blue shapes rising in the distance, then completely enveloping you as you drove in to town. It was a bit unnerving to be honest, but spectacular at the same time. We had left on Thursday in the early [...]
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