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Challenge yourself, and enjoy your accompishments.

Saturday, December 20, 2014      9 comments

I've been training for another marathon. This one is in Tallahassee, FL on Feb 8, 2015. I'm just getting into the heavy mileage lately, and I'm feeling old as a result. Well, I am old, so I suppose that's okay. Today I did a long slow run, ... Read more

On Courage and Beauty

Sunday, December 14, 2014      19 comments

I'm not a joiner of clubs, but I do belong to a triathlon club website. One of the member posted a picture of a beautiful lady riding her triathlon bike during a race. She is competing in the race - I see her registration number on her arm. ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Long Runs Are Easy - Take Your Time

Friday, December 12, 2014      128 comments

It's so interesting to me, how ones perceptions can adapt and change as you go about living your life. My marathon training is in the ramp up phase now, just getting into the really long weekend runs. This week I decided to do my long run e... Read more

Balancing Endurance Races and Training.

Saturday, November 01, 2014      16 comments

I got plenty of rest after my last Olympic triathlon in September. We all need to rest up once in a while. One can't just keep doing race after race, it will wear you down. I have a marathon coming up in February, and my first 70.3 triathl... Read more

Successful 2nd Olympic Triathlon. Short Race Report.

Monday, September 15, 2014      23 comments

I was concerned that I was doing this olympic tri a bit too soon after my first one, one month ago. But, it was local and I enjoyed the first so much, I was excited to try again. After the first one, I rested for several days and got rig... Read more

Olympic Triathlon at Moss Park Orlando FL (video blog)

Thursday, August 28, 2014      14 comments

A 4 minute video of my recent Oly Tri. You will see a beat up old guy at 3:30, coming from the top of the screen. Thats me - not looking like the youngsters you'd seen previously in this vid. But, hey I'm not perfect, just persistent. Thanks for... Read more

It's Good to Fail

Saturday, August 23, 2014      21 comments

I failed. My time stunk, I was tired and hot. My legs cramped up and forced me to walk. My race was a failure. I failed. "Failure is not an option" is a quote from the Apollo 13 movie. Supposedly spoken by flight director, Gene Krantz. I do... Read more

Redemption - A Race Report

Sunday, August 17, 2014      21 comments

I like to hedge my bets on my event result estimates. Especially on new events, I estimate my times conservatively, because I have no idea how my training times will compare to actual competitive times. Even so, I was totally surprised at how po... Read more

Where Does the Time Go?

Sunday, August 10, 2014      16 comments

S0, I'm going over my training schedule this afternoon. I'm not so good at record keeping, but it gets done eventually. I added in a couple of past days training and rest days to update it. It's a big calendar magnetised to my 'fridge. Some... Read more

Collector or Crazy Person?

Saturday, July 19, 2014      16 comments

I remember when I first started running. I thought about running a 5K some day. I was unsure that I could run that far, and was afraid of coming in last place. Sounds familiar? Well, I did it and finished just fine. They even gave me a rib... Read more

Dog Days in Florida

Wednesday, July 16, 2014      14 comments

As I said in todays update "training in the heat always takes a lot out of me". It has been warm and humid, and I'm ramping up my training a little bit in preparation for my 1st Olympic Triathlon in August. Once again, I registered for prox... Read more

I'm not big on posting other folks stuff, but this sh** is funny!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014      24 comments

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Don't Run A Marathon in Florida in June

Saturday, June 14, 2014      27 comments

Especially an off road marathon. I arrived yesterday in my camper to stay overnight for this race. The young guys who run these events are super nice guys. They're always so happy to see me. I'm usually the oldest runner. He happily tells ... Read more

Off Road Training For Trail Marathon

Wednesday, May 28, 2014      15 comments

Had a great run today. Did 9 miles and felt pretty good, even though it got up to 90F degrees at the end of the run. My long run, 20 miles, will be this Saturday. I've backed off on swimming and cycling as I am preparing for a trail maratho... Read more

Another Great Day and Fun Race

Saturday, May 17, 2014      20 comments

I've learned that Sprint Triathlon distances vary from race to race. There seems not to be a standard Sprint Triathlon as far as distances. For instance, some of the swims are 440 yards , others are 750 meters. Bike distance can be 10 mile, 12 ... Read more


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