The Race Around Austin

On 18 February 2015 By

Team Big Cat was not much of anything a week prior to the race, and it was a strange email from Mike that introduced the race to me and asked that I help find some strong riders to help complete the team. Scramble time! I immediately went to my teammates on Team BSR, as […]

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The Camp: France 2015

On 9 December 2014 By

Geneva, Switzerland to Nice, France
June 27th to July 5th, 2015

Building on the success of our many prior European based camps, The Camp is a point-to-point training camp that will be held from June 27th to July 5th in the amazing Alps. The Camp is designed to challenge strong age group athletes by giving them the […]

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Skills? Who needs them

On 9 December 2014 By

A recent tweet from Ironman that had a phrase like this – 80miles with no turns, a triathletes dream and a good reason to sign up for IM CDA. My initial impression of that tweet was not fit for print or speaking, as I really hate the degradation of the sport to the lowest denominator […]

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Recovery – A new approach

On 6 November 2014 By

Recovery is well discussed as necessary for top performance in an endurance athlete, but I believe it is really misunderstood (by me too!). There are many methods and ideas on how to best recover from hard sessions and most boil down to rest and a bit of movement to get the natural recovery process going. […]

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Having originally planned to race the Ironman in Lake Tahoe on this same weekend, my season plan did not include this race (although I did flirt with the idea of trying to do both – deemed insane by my wife). The year started off well with an early victory in a spring XTERRA and then […]

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Kona – the quest

On 20 May 2014 By

Racing in Kona – the big island, brings many different emotions to triathletes and many other endurance athletes. It’s a place of legend for some and often-legendary conditions that have put many people to the test of their life. Images from the early races there, with people shown collapsing as they approached the finished impacted […]

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Being Prepared

On 19 December 2013 By

A few months ago, I had an interaction with a pro triathlete that began from him claiming his race was destroyed due to a poor response from the neutral support. I gave him some advice that was not taken well. After that exchange, I began to think more about what it means to be prepared […]

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Dealing with Disappointment 2.0

On 11 November 2013 By

 This is the second world championships race in the Hawaiian Islands that I have made the trip and been unable to race.  In 2010, I went to Kona with a fractured femur (unknown prior to the trip) and could not race. The blow to missing Kona after spending a couple of years knocking on the […]

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Faking the XTERRA USA Champs

On 16 October 2013 By

Having come into this race with very little training (mainly swimming) since IM CdA, I had low expectations and a heavy concern about the state of my achilles.  I knew that I did not have podium level fitness and had to find a plan that would allow me to race hard and yet not put […]

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