A Journey Like No Other

Posted February 7, 2022

The path that anyone takes through life is unique.  Some people might feel that they have common experiences or similar backgrounds, but none of that can even remotely make two people’s life path the same.  Siblings growing up in the same house with the same parents have vastly difference experiences. It is through this lens …

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Consistency is Key

Posted February 3, 2022

I once trained with an athlete who was transitioning from being a swimmer to a triathlete.  One day, she said in a frustrated, impatient voice that she just wanted to be as fast as me.  I looked at her and said that is she sticks with it for the next 20 years, she would be.  …

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Where Rabbits Tread

Posted January 28, 2022

It was the first snow of the season.  It was the perfect kind of snow because it was coming down in a slow flowing dance and covering the ground just enough to make things white, but not enough to go find my shovel.  It was also cold, but not brutal which made for great conditions …

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The Comeback Quotient Part 1: Being an Ultrarealist

Posted January 22, 2021

According to Matt’s research, the people best equipped to deal with a setback are people who have a realistic grasp of their situation.  There is always a physical aspect to a comeback, but it is the mental fitness that allows people to engage in the activities to get themselves back on track when things are …

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What is your Why?

Posted April 1, 2020

These times are strange and unknown.  I have always looked forward to the consistency of the race season with a few new events to keep things fresh, but just a few new ones.  For years and years, I have come to realize that I am a person who trains and exercises to be in shape for …

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Over Shoot and Ask Questions Later

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Over-Shoot and Ask Questions Later In the world of triathlon there is a saying:  You can’t win a triathlon in the swim, but you can lose it. This general philosophy can also apply to running and biking races.  You can’t win a race in the first few moments, but you can lose it.  How you …

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FTP: A landmark for productive Winter training

Posted December 11, 2017

You are ready to have your best cycling season of your life and you can’t wait to get started on making that happen.  The only problem is that you are not sure of the best way to do that.  In the past, maybe you have always ridden hard every time you rolled out the door, …

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Foreshadowing America

Posted February 1, 2016

I had never seen it.  The Incredible Shrinking Women with Lily Tomlin.  It was made in 1981 when I was in middle school and it wasn’t a movie that young man who was trying to grow his first peach fuzz moustache would go see.  I was off watching Raiders of the Lost Ark and Taps.  …

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The Herculean Challenge

Posted January 11, 2016

Hercules was half god.  Let’s just be clear about that.  The guy could basically do anything that he wanted.  As I remember from watching the Disney version, he was so good…he was bored.  Been there, done that.  He was bored because he knew that he would win until a challenge came along that the outcome …

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To Belong on a Bike Team

Posted December 12, 2015

  Back in high school I was on the football team.  I weighed 145 lbs soaking wet, was slow and couldn’t catch a football very well, but I loved it.  My coach often used the phrase “ There is no “I” in team”.  He worked hard to build the mentality that every player did their …

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