Monthly Archives: June 2016

Take a knee, or something else, seriously

Way back in the early 2000s I tore my ACL playing soccer. It was a sudden injury and a shocking incident given my lifetime of playing ballistic sports such as basketball, baseball and other activities requiring hard cuts and sudden … Continue reading

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Jens Voigt in person is the real deal

  He was much taller and even a bit leaner than we all anticipated. Jens Voigt stands 6’3″, and even in retirement from pro cycling, his athletic frame shows no trace of fat. Yet he had a confession to make … Continue reading

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The numbers really do lie sometimes

At the race packet pickup last Saturday, the guy handing out the numbers gave me a weird smile. “I hate to tell you this,” he grinned. “But your number is 666.” Okay, I laughed. The Mark of the Beast. However, … Continue reading

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What the death of Michigan cyclists can teach us

I’ve waited a few days to think through the meaning of the death and injuries among a group of cyclists in Michigan. By now social media has essentially had its say and will go back to looking for the next … Continue reading

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5 insightful ways to measure success

Endurance sports are widely measured in empiric ways. You have personal records at a specific distance or type of event. But these numbers by themselves do not measure every type of success you can achieve. In fact, numbers can actually … Continue reading

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Racing the bike in a criterium

The first year I bought a real racing bike ten years ago, I raced in a series of criteriums from June through September. The lessons learned were many. How to ride in a hurtling pack. How to turn without braking. … Continue reading

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Open water confessions

One of the benefits of training for a triathlon with a club is the motivation of shared experiences. Whether you’re an expert able to give advice to a beginning athlete, or someone starting out who is eager to learn, training … Continue reading

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The secret to love what you’re doing when you run, ride and swim

Motivation is the power source of all performance. Without motivation, there is no will to work. Without the will to work, there is no progress. Without progress, there is no achievement. And without the┬ápotential for achievement, there is no real … Continue reading

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On Southern climes

We were up today before dawn to get ready for my trip to the airport. That meant the pool equipment that looked so happy under the Florida sun took on a dark and sinister cast. Even the frogs that had … Continue reading

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The real Florida shines through

Yesterday’s blog was a bit of a complaint about the crazed zoning here in Florida. So we took the antidote today by going for a run in Starkey Wilderness Park east of New Port Richey. Sue had a scheduled 1-hour … Continue reading

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