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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