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Sell Out

February 11, 2016 | 3 Comments

I started this blog six years ago as a way of holding myself accountable. At the time I had no idea, no desire, to make money doing it, and if you look back at those posts you will see that they were often a paragraph, maybe two, about what I had done that day as far as training. Time’s change. Over the course of the last six years the blog has evolved into more of a commentary of triathlon [...]
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Be the Milk

February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

I was reading, and by reading I mean listening to audible while driving, to the recent Stephen King collection called “Bazaar of Bad Dreams”. A collection of short stories, which I really enjoy from him, where he narrates the introduction to each one. I have always liked it when King takes a moment and describes what he was thinking, where the thought came from, etc. He always makes me think [...]
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The Cost of Triathlon

January 18, 2016 | 5 Comments

I was reading through the most recent issue of USA TRIATHLON magazine (Winter 2016, Volume 19, Issue 1) and was reminded of one of the simple truth about the sport of triathlon … It ain’t cheap. Before you read on, Andrew and I were talking about this on the podcast a couple of weeks ago, that I have a “chip” on my shoulder when it comes to wealthy people and sometimes that comes out. [...]
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Race Report: Disney Half Marathon | Entering 2016

January 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

What a difference a year makes … At this time last year I was coming off of my first ever DNF at the Disney Marathon. I had made it 8.2 miles but the balloon ladies were hot on my trail and coming into the bus area I decided to call it at that point. It was a hard decision, but the right decision. You know how they say that were you are doing the beginning of the new year will follow you [...]
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The Reawakening

December 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here we are at the end of yet another year. 2015 marks the 6th year of my … reawakening … and this year has proved to be frustrating with an occasional moment of sunshine. But let’s be honest. Most of these last two years have been this way. It has been mostly due to the endless struggle between work, personal life, and training, and deciding what is most important. What becomes important [...]
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Coaching

December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

My feelings on coaching have changed over the past 5-6 years. For a long time I never thought I was in need of coaching. Once I had the basics down about what I needed to be doing and the level I needed to train at, I felt I could do it on my own without the need for someone “watching” me and/or monitoring my progress. I have been proven was wrong. But I was also right in some instances. As [...]
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Freedom at Point Zero

December 7, 2015 | 8 Comments

I think the first thing I need to do in this post is apologize for letting the writing go for so long. Other than the recent race report I have been remiss in my duties to chronicle my training and state of mind for what seems like a very long time. Not sure how many noticed that, but I did, and I have missed it. The reasons have been few, but to the point that I felt writing at that time would [...]
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Race Report: Space Coast Half Marathon 2015

December 1, 2015 | 6 Comments

Once again, the Race Report Space Coast Half Marathon is being written after a frustrating day that saw me go from high expectations to a pretty frustrated point in the matter of a few hours. This has been a reboot year, from start to finish, and this was the last race for me in 2015 (unless something pops up quickly). No more races until January when I attempt another half marathon at Disney. I [...]
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Race Report: Rock n’ Roll Savannah Race Weekend

November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

I have a weird relationship with Savannah. My father’s side of the family comes from there (both father and step-father oddly). It was the place where my father died in 1966, the place where he is buried, and the place where his name is engraved among the honored police deaths. Though I have never personally lived there, and I had not been there since I was maybe 12-13, it feels almost like [...]
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Surrounded by Yes Men

November 4, 2015 | 2 Comments

OK … I get it. Triathletes, runners … we love getting people into the sport. We support each other, coach each other, offer advice even when unwanted. We are here for each other. Struggling in a race? I will run out to meet you and help you get through it. It’s who we are, it’s what we are made of. And that’s all well and good. At some point, however, reality needs to step in and you [...]
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