Category Archives: Running

Viva Las Vegas! or, Working Out in Paradise

Last week I was in fabulous Las Vegas. Don’t despair, this isn’t a pretentious travel blog. Lord knows we have enough of those. So I won’t bore you with the details of where I stayed and what I thought of … Continue reading

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Kansas 70.3 – The Last 69.1 Miles

To read about my neurotic thoughts before and during the Kansas 70.3 swim, click here. For an exciting account of how I rode my bike 56 miles and then ran a half marathon, find a good writer to write it and … Continue reading

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Livin’ Low Carbo Loco

Since I’m not a doctor of anything I won’t try to convince you with the science. I only have a rudimentary understanding of it and would not be able to communicate it adequately enough to change your mind. You can … Continue reading

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Is All this Necessary?

It’s counterintuitive, at least to me, that it’s easier to get ready for a swim at the pool than to leave out my door for a run or a ride. Going over to the pool seems like it should be … Continue reading

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Faster – A Book Review

Faster – Demystifying the Science of Triathlon Speed, by Jim Gourley, Kindle Edition I finished the above book about a week ago. I don’t normally write book reviews because I don’t know how, but I thought I’d look at this … Continue reading

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I’m a Big Ol’ Hypocrite

Earlier today I heard about this story. It explains how a football little league in Texas will no longer give out participant trophies. Only the winners will get trophies. It’s about time! Why should kids get a trophy for simply … Continue reading

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Crushed Dreams

Today, in west central Missouri, on May 3rd, I woke up to this: Well, yes, that is my back yard, but I’m referring to the snow! It hasn’t snowed in this area in May since 1907. That’s, like, almost 100 … Continue reading

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What Time is It? Time to Train!

Finding time to exercise is not hard. In fact, it’s as easy as 4 simple steps. If you struggle to stay in shape because your schedule is too full, try these simple life hacks, and you’ll be completing Ironman races … Continue reading

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The Pretend Triathlete

Why “The Pretend Triathlete”? The Pretend Triathlete is a regular dude who is 41 years old as of this date, married, 3 kids, full-time office job, and lives in a small town in the heart of America. He attempts 3 … Continue reading

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45RPMs, cont.

Today I ran a simple 5K. Not an organized race, just a 5K route I have mapped out around my ‘hood. I know yesterday I said I would not normally run with a musical playlist, but today I did, and … Continue reading

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