Like many of you, I train with teammates and friends. But, after the session we all go home and do our thing before meeting up agin the next day. In fact, the majority of the day we were not doing the same thing and while they were getting faster I was getting sick. What was I doing wrong?Read More
The New York City Marathon is the first Sunday in November. And while most of what you need to remember is "left foot, right foot, repeat" until you reach Tavern on the Green, here are a few other tips to help make your journey a little faster and more pleasant. (But if in doubt, opt for fast over pleasant.)Read More
When I crossed the finish line in Rotterdam at ITU Age Group World Championships I encountered the usual flood of emotions:
Did I lose you with the last three? Let me explain.Read More
Kai and I had planned the event for a while, and initially envisioned it as a fun diversion for a few friends. But after the recent earthquake in Mexico, we decided to expand the field and make the event a fundraiser. Thankfully, everything came together nicely.Read More
I shut it down for 13 days. I figured if I got cabin fever, maybe I’d do something restorative like yoga or power napping. You can bet that I wasn’t at SLT (unless it stands for “Something Like That,” which sounds like a fitness studio where everything is very modifiable) nor FlyWheel (unless that’s the new, hip, urban pottery wheel class).Read More
When you’re told you need to make up 4 minutes and 40 seconds coming off your best 56 mile bike effort ever in order to win the race, you start doing sloppy math in your brain with the attention level of a puppy. How did I get to be doing puppy math in my last race? Did that math pay off? Here’s how it unraveled, I mean unrolled.Read More
When I crossed the finish of the NYC Triathlon, I thought "that was probably my worst race ever".
It turns out I was very wrong. Aside from getting on the Elite Podium I had dropped almost 3 min from my swim time and almost 4 min on the bike over last year's race.
I was surprised, because in the lead-up to the NYC Triathlon my wife and I were on the road for ten of the last ten weekends.
Here are my top three tips for training while traveling.Read More