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Rode the bike yesterday, swam today.

Saturday, February 21, 2015      12 comments

Triathlon training continues. I rode for about 26 miles yesterday, then went for a half hour run right after. Today it was cold, for Florida, about 60 degrees when I went for a swim. The Springs where I swim are a constant 72 degrees, so it was ... Read more

Tallahassee Marathon Third Time

Sunday, February 08, 2015      25 comments

I ran this marathon with a slight injury. Nothing serious, just something that results in discomfort after running long. It's called anterior ankle impingement, and is caused by running uphill too quickly, from what I understand. And yes, I have... Read more

Tapering Can Be Frustrating

Thursday, February 05, 2015      21 comments

Tapering has made me bloated. lethargic and achy. I am unable to maintain my healthy weight. That's the nature of tapering. We eat more carbs, drink a lot of fluids and don't exercise like we're accustomed to. These things in combinat... Read more

Tapering and Maintaining Weight

Sunday, January 25, 2015      12 comments

Tapering is going well. My 12 mile long run went just fine, and today is scheduled as a cross training day. Even though it's quite cool here in Florida, at 50F, I am going to the springs to swim for 45 minutes today. The water temp is a co... Read more

Optimism Leads to Power

Sunday, January 18, 2015      16 comments

I am a 'glass is half full' guy. Always have been, never had to read a self help article or book which advised me to become a positive person. Either I was just born this way, or life's circumstances made me this way. Now, having said that... Read more

Listen To Your Body

Thursday, January 08, 2015      20 comments

Today I have a 5 mile run scheduled. I'm going to skip it and do some light strength training instead. I believe aging athletes must use the "listen to your body" approach to training all the more than younger folks. So, that's what I'm doi... Read more

Swam Yesterday, Cycle today. My Own Journey.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      12 comments

Yesterday I had a great swim, at Wekiwa Springs State Park. I also renewed my annual state park membership while I was there. This spring has a constant 72 degree fahrenheit temperature. Not really cold, but when you're in the water for an ... Read more

Making A Healthy Choice

Saturday, January 03, 2015      17 comments

I could have done a lot of things this morning. I could have sat on my butt and watched TV. I like to do that sometimes. I could've sat at the computer and checked into Facebook, or maybe turned on my ham radio and talked to the world. Saturday ... Read more

Challenge yourself, and enjoy your accompishments.

Saturday, December 20, 2014      14 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      134 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


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