Challenge yourself, and enjoy your accompishments.
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
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.
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Long Runs Are Easy - Take Your Time
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.
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.
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
Don't Run A Marathon in Florida in June
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
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
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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