Yearly Archives: 2010

Learning to Swim

Last season I became very fit swimming but with little improvement in becoming faster. This winter, with Gordo’s support, I decided to take two months and try something different with my swimming.  I purchased the Swim Smooth Clean up Your Stroke … Continue reading

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The Onseason Update

People have been asking if I am taking time off right now before next season’s racing adventures.  This period of time is most often referred to as the offseason. Unfortunately, over the years, I have fallen into the “off” season … Continue reading

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10k in the Pain Cave

This weekend I decided to run my first 10k in years.  I wanted to benchmark my progress and get a bit of testing done.  I signed up for a local race at our Y on a hilly course.  The great … Continue reading

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My Top 6 Nutrition Mistakes

You can find my most recent thoughts on Body Composition here.  One thing about writing a short online article is that I don’t have enough space to list all the mistakes I have made through the years to reach my … Continue reading

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Testing: 1,2,3

I can’t assess unless I test.  Sounds simple?  Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest.  Not a new concept, but an important reminder. In business, I test constantly; Profit and loss statement.  I run benchmarks based on goals and previous … Continue reading

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Yesterday, I spent the day with my best friends in the most unlikely of places: Sometimes we choose to change and sometimes change is our only choice.   Some of you have asked how Ann is doing?  Very well.  You … Continue reading

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Vocational Training

My friend Michael recently spoke and I was struck by his comments on vocation.  He mentioned that a vocation is not what we do but who we are.  In other words, my vocation is not my job (which I love) … Continue reading

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Hilly Hundred Day 2

I did not think it was possible but the weather was even better today! Data: 121 avg. watts, 155 normalized Decoupling -1.19% 136 avg HR, 168 max HR 16.8 MPH 291 TSS 63.17 miles I took it slightly easier today … Continue reading

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Hilly Day One Done

Statistics: 60 miles, 5000+ feet of climbing 127 avg watts, 160 normalized watts (roadie style) 3.29% decoupling 143 avg hr, 178 max hr 17 MPH 306 TSS I followed up the ride with a nice hilly 3.5 mile transition run. … Continue reading

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Hilly Hundred

Today I ride with roadies. How is this different than my typical riding? Today my lungs will go anaerobic with the searing pain of a lack of oxygen as they sprint up every hill in the vain effort of not … Continue reading

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