You probably aren’t getting the most out of your training. Lack of rest and recovery is why. How often do you rest? How often do you deload? If you are like a lot of people I see on my Facebook feed, the answer is rarely or never. A lot of people take pride in the fact that they don’t rest often or that they don’t taper before comps. I just shake my… Read More
Ironman 70.3 Timberman 70.3 Miles (1.2 mile swim – 56 mile bike – 13.1 mile run) August 17th 2014 Gilford, NH I have come to the unfortunate conclusion that triathlons just plain hate me. There is no question about it. Maybe it’s the fact that I got into them last year only after tearing my ankle pretty badly in a freak ice climbing fall. Wait. Where did my ankle actually go?… Read More
I have a lot of disappointments in my life. My parents didn’t always get me the GI Joe’s I wanted, I didn’t actually become a Major League baseball player, and much to my chagrin Bruce Willis was dead at the end of Sixth Sense. Sorry for no spoiler alert. Time to add one more to the list. Hey you remember that year that you sacrificed your strength and mass, sacrificed your time… Read More
I stumbled on this the other day mainly because of a Twitter interaction. It’s a new product called ActivBeacon for your phone (currently only iPhone4 or above). The idea is simple. It uses the onboard accelerometers on your phone combined with GPS to determine if you have a fall, crash, or stop moving. When that happens, it sends out a emergency text and voice messages with your GPS coordinates to your designated… Read More
Source – Study: Each hour of sitting erases 8% from the health benefit of an hour of running. Runners have always known that more is better (within reason). If you run a few more miles per week, you get fitter and faster. The same increases in fitness have been linked to decreased risk of major life diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and the like. More recently, we’ve learned that… Read More
I come from a traditional team athletics background, and I always picked up skill sports pretty quickly. I’m no Bo Jackson (you younger folks can Google him), but it usually doesn’t take me too long to become respectably proficient in my sport du jour, and I’ve had a lot of them since leaving school. With endurance sports or strength sports, that’s just not the case. Athletic ability helps, but there are no… Read More
Ironman Syracuse 70.3 70.3 Miles (1.2 mile swim – 56 mile bike – 13.1 mile run) June 22nd 2014 Jamesville, NY (Syracuse) I have angered the race gods. I’m not sure what I could have done, but they are upset, and I have felt their wrath. This was a fun race despite the universe conspiring to make it miserable for me.
I only got into road cycling last June when I decided to train for a triathlon, and there were a number of things that caught me by surprise. I realized that I had been an utter asshole at times to cyclists, and I want to share how you may be an unintentional asshole too. Obviously there are some entitled cyclists that are assholes themselves, but they are in the minority. Give a… Read More