Book: Eat & Run

by Scott Jurek & Steve Friedman Ultramarathon runner extraordinaire Scott Jurek suggests that when you run 50 miles or more, your mind becomes the most important tool at your disposal. Fitness and nutrition are obviously crucial but he believes that the brain is the key. This is especially valuable advice when you consider it is […]

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30 Days Of Biking

A local bike shop posted a link on Facebook titled “30 Days Of Biking”.  It’s a website in which you simply pledge that you are going to ride a bike every single day in April.  The thinking behind it is that if you do something for 30 days, maybe it will become part of your normal […]

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My First Open Water Swim

After learning how to swim right at the end of last summer, I decided to spend as much time as possible swimming laps through the winter.  I began going  3-4 times each week but in January I upped it to 4-5 times per week.  I typically went 18 laps each time but went for more if […]

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Book: Iron War

By Matt Fitzgerald This book has a few chapters that seemed a bit longer than they needed to be but there are some really, really interesting stories that make up for it. This book obviously covers a lot more than just the legendary 1989 Ironman in Kona, Hawaii. It tells the entire history of Dave […]

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Book: The Secret Race

By Tyler Hamilton & Daniel Coyle I know, I know. It is morally wrong for someone to benefit from being a cheater. I can understand if you feel this way however, I checked this out from the library. If your conscience will allow it and you are interested in how the sport of cycling became such a […]

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Geeking Out Over Swim Data

I have always had trouble keeping track of strokes and laps while swimming.  I can’t explain why but it’s pretty common for me to lose count by lap 4.  I think that I just end up concentrating so hard on all of the details of my stroke that I lose track of lap counting.  “Now […]

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New Bike

Since I am planning on participating in triathlons this season, it seemed like a good reason to finally upgrade my bike.  I love my Trek Antelope 830 that I bought new in 1991 but it’s probably not the ideal bike to use if you need all the speed that you can get.  After  obsessively scouring […]

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