THE “T”

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Day 5 of our SMART goals analysis. Do you have a TIMELINE associated with your goals? Timing creates urgency. A goal without a deadline WILL NOT BE REALIZED. I don’t care how great your intentions may be, goals with open-ended destinations will continue to be goals and […]

The “R”

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Day #4 of our SMART goals analysis. ARE YOUR GOALS REALISTIC? Are you running your first marathon this spring? I sincerely hope that your goals is not go sub 3 hours.. I say that not to be discouraging but to be realistic. Think for a moment on […]

The “A”

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Day #3 of our SMART goals analysis. ARE YOUR GOALS ATTAINABLE? Have you begun to think about specific ways to accomplish your goals? Let me assure you that this goes far beyond the physical considerations of reaching your goals. Since we’re talking sport specific goals, you may […]

The “M”

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Day #2 of our SMART goals analysis. ARE YOUR GOALS MEASURABLE? Do you have a plan for tracking your goals? We already established the importance of recording your goals. We also agreed that reviewing your goals often is important. Today, I want to talk about measuring your […]

The “S”

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Day #1 of our S.M.A.R.T goals analysis. ARE YOUR GOALS SPECIFIC? What do you want to accomplish this season? You must be more specific than “I want to go fast.” That is a cop-out, anyone can say that.. Let’s start with writing your goals down and putting […]

S.M.A.R.T Goals

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Well, I am now an official video blogger! Just thought I would change it up a bit for this week.. Goals are more important than we give credit for. Goals keep us focused, on track and allow us to measure progress. After all, if you don’t know […]

Which Bike is Best?

This post is rated Sprinters and Olympians. If you have spent any amount of time in the endurance world, you have probably noticed the many different types of bikes. Road bikes, Time Trial bikes, Fixed Gear and Commuter Bikes. You may have even seen a recumbent bike at one time or another. With all the […]

Socks are Overrated

This post is rated Sprinters.   Day 3: socks vs. no socks from our “vs. series.” Contrary to popular belief, socks are really not necessary in short distance triathlon racing. Ok, Ok, allow me to back up for just a minute in order to validate this statement. YOU NEED TO BE CONFIDENT IN YOUR SHOES […]

Hat or Visor?

This post is rated Sprinters and Olympians. Day 2 in our “vs. series” brings us to the comparison of hats and visors. Like our coverage on wetsuits, there are both advantages and disadvantages to each. Without further ado, lets get into the meat and potatoes of the post. Visors are low profile and shade your […]

Which Wetsuit?

This post is rated Olympians and Ironman. A couple weeks ago I wrote a post¬†announcing my intention of providing practical tips for training and racing equipment. A few of my ideas included “hats vs. visors” “skins suits vs. 2 piece racing kits” and “socks vs. no socks.” I have picked up some incredibly valuable information […]

Self-centered sport?

This post is rated Ironman. I write this post with a bit of a heavy heart. I have had to learn the hard way that Ironman training and racing is NOT about me. There is no doubt that our sport requires a tremendous (perhaps ridiculous) amount of time, energy, discipline and dedication. For my first […]

The Loser

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Thomas Edison was asked how it felt to fail 10,000 times before successfully inventing the light bulb. With a light-hearted response, Edison uttered these simply yet powerful words: “I didn’t fail 10,000 times on my way to inventing the light bulb; the light bulb was a project […]

The Win

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. In this day and age it seems as if everyone is out to win. We are wonderful promoters of ourselves and regularly project our highlight reels to various social media platforms. Behind every win though is a loss. I recently listened to a message by one of […]

Missing something?

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. What time is it right now? Go on, look at your watch… Can you take inventory of everything you have accomplished today? Are you feeling confident or regretful? Has there been a moment today lost in the random flow of your life. Random…let’s examine this word for […]

There is Power in Perspective

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. I need to make a confession. I struggle with perspective more than anything in my life. Too often I waste attention on what’s immediate rather than important. I allow my circumstances to overtake my vision and its often enough to derail my entire day. Can you relate? […]