Tag Archives: triathlon

Is it time for the triathlon community to grow up?

Triathlon is a set of sports within a sport. That means swimmers mix with cyclists. Cyclists mix with runners. It’s supposed to be an egalitarian sport. And we all have our flaws. It’s the rare individual that is truly exceptional … Continue reading

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On strategies for the long run

In 2005 I took a swim lesson or two with plans on becoming a multisport athlete. The swim lessons were interesting. I lost a contact lens in the pool and did not make much progress. That was in late April, … Continue reading

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The graphic truth of strength training

The past couple weeks at the gym I got a bit more serious about lifting. The effects on my running were immediate. There was more snap in my stride and less feeling that I was on unstable. I literally felt … Continue reading

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Five funny things I’ve experienced in triathlons and duathlons

It’s healthy to be able to laugh at ourselves. In a sport such as triathlon, the opportunities are manifold. Here are five of the funniest (and perhaps embarrassing) things that have happened so far in my duathlon/triathlon experience. Keep Going, … Continue reading

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Locker room talk

Even on race days, it’s not that easy to get up at 4:30 a.m. No matter how enthusiastic you might feel the night before, getting out of a snug bed is difficult. Then to consider the cold drive from home … Continue reading

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Do you believe in bridges?

  Last night following a busy Christmas Day in which we celebrated at three different homes, my mind went to work when the head hit the pillow.   The dreams that came about were all about what it means to have … Continue reading

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The moral of every story is Don’t Get Greedy

As athletes, we all want to achieve the highest level of performance possible. We train with goals such as personal records in mind. When we achieve them, we set new goals. This is the cycle of life and applies to … Continue reading

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Packing it up but not packing it in

Yesterday the moving truck arrived at my home to haul the large furniture items from my house of 20 years to our new place. We’ve already moved two households of boxed goods. My process began two months ago, clearing out … Continue reading

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Be thankful if you’re not decommissioned

There are not many statistics about how many endurance athletes are forced to give up their sports due to injury or other conditions. But it happens. And if you’re still running, riding and swimming, you should be thankful. Not everyone … Continue reading

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Embracing our animal characteristics

  While sitting in the doctor’s office waiting for a physician’s assistant to look at the weird bruise I picked up on the back of my arm, I glanced through a children’s nature magazine sitting on the counter. And there … Continue reading

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