Just received this email regarding my upcoming Kinetic Sprint Tri (I have bolded some key features):
I hope you are looking forward to spending some time at Lake Anna at the Kinetic Race Weekend. Be it the Kinetic Half or the Kinetic Sprint we have a great race for you.
A couple items [...]
I love this quote by 3 time Boston Marathon winner Robert Cheruiyot that I snatched from boston.com:
“When the lion is chasing the antelope, he doesn’t look back. He has to eat,” Cheruiyot said. “So when I run, I don’t stare at my time.”
Dude was focused on winning the race and wasn’t going to [...]
All day long I received phone calls and emails– are you still doing the open water swim? It’s cold. And windy. Waaahh!!! OK, no one actually cried, but it’s my blog and artistic license and all.
Answer: YES! I’ll be there, but you don’t have to swim if you don’t want to. I think they [...]
I wasn’t sure I’d be ready to run fast since I still felt sluggish just yesterday, although I think that was the Thursday night cold open water swim talking. So I ditched the Friday easy ride and just figured I’d show up and do what I could today. As it turned out, I felt pretty [...]
Thou Shalt Not Find Your Missing Item Before You Purchase A Replacement.
Irrelevant variables include how long it’s been missing, how many places you’ve looked, and how new that missing item might have been. In fact, I’d argue that this law is so robust that even if you were to lose a sock three states [...]
There’s nothing easy about it. “Easy week”, of course, infers that I’ve been working hard in the lead up delivering me to the week fatigued and broken down. All of which is applicable to how I arrived at this past Monday. Admittedly, I went to the well towards that last week, and after a couple [...]
This is the question I’m posed any time I talk about one of my crazy workouts or something, generally by people who know full well that I am my coach thus inferring that my workout is crazy. Or something.
So why coach myself when there are so many talented, skilled and most excellent coach options around? [...]
We have been spoiled. When late March is sunny and warm enough for shorts and short sleeves, we want to delude ourselves that this is it– Spring has arrived and all the cold crap is behind us.
Not so fast, amigos. Around 9:40pm one evening, we heard the front blow in. It was sudden. It was windy. [...]
Now I know how it can happen. You know how you read those “how to” books and see quotes from all sorts of semi-famous and other supposed experts you’ve never heard of? I was putzing around this morning waiting for some of the soreness to wear off before I ride and found that I was [...]
Maybe you can’t see it with your eyes, but I promise you, it’s there. Perched right there on the slopes of one of (or maybe ALL of) those Umstead hills is the Wall. Most days the invisible gate is open and I slide right by no worse for the wear, but tonight, as I put [...]