Read these Runners!

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Are you a runner? Have you completed a road race of any distance in the last 12 months? According to an article featured in Runners World I have the following statistics to report: There were 541,000 marathon finishers in 2013. There were 487,000 in 2012. There were […]

7/11

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Today is Friday July 11th or “7/11.” In honor of the Tour de France which is currently running Day #7 at Epernay. I wanted to highlight the most famous cycling team in American history… The 7-Eleven professional cycling team was founded in 1981. If you have 9 […]

Win the War

This post is rated Olympians and Ironman. If you have raced competitively for any period of time, you know that the length of the event can have a significant effect on your emotions. In general, the longer the distance the more mental energy required. I once heard that Ironman racing is 10% physical and 90% […]

Tribute to the TDF

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. You may have noticed that the 101st Tour de France kicked off this past Saturday in the Yorkshire region. Today is the 5th of 21 stages and takes place specifically in Ypres, Belgium. The teams represented this year are listed below: The Facts: -Saturday July 5th to […]

A-mazing Athletes (you might want to check out)

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Today is a tribute to a few select triathletes that I am fortunate enough to know. These people have excelled at the highest level of our sport. They are professionals but they are also everyday people. I want to highlight 6 athletes in particular and recommend that […]

Disappointment

This post is rated Ironman. What do you do with disappointment? Do you ignore it or accept it? And for that matter what effect does disappointment take on your life? These are questions I am wrestling with on the heels of my performance at Ironman Coeur d’Alene this past weekend. I flew across the country […]

In honor of…

This post is rated Ironman. Happy 4th of July everybody! I cannot think of a better way to commemorate this holiday than with the following video clip: My good friend and Timex teammate Matt Russell on the run course at the 2013 World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Notice the shorts baby! RED, WHITE AND BLUE […]

CDA, here I come!

This post is rated Ironman. Well, it all comes down to this… Today I leave for my biggest race of the year. Ironman CDA is upon the horizon and I am as ready as I’ll ever be! The last 3 weekend trainings have been huge and my legs feel heavy. The toughest part about this […]

Oh, the taper…

This post is rated Olympians and Ironman. I HATE THE TAPER! (but love this photo courtesy of cooktraineatrace.com) If you have ever completed an endurance event lasting longer than 5 hours, you understand the importance of tapering. For months, we exhaust our bodies with countless hours in the pool, on the bike and in our […]

Race Day Redemption!

This post is rated Ironman. After reading my post on last weekend’s race in Panama City Beach, I hope you were expecting a turn-around? If that is indeed the case (ha,ha,ha!!!) then I am happy to report that redemption was had at Rev3 Knoxville this past weekend. Here a few pics as well as a […]

ANYTHING can happen…

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. You see this….. THIS IS NOT A PRETTY PICTURE, but then again this post is not meant to be easy on the eyes. This is what the Gulf Coast Half Ironman did to me……. BUT, this was the end result: (In case you are squinting, this is […]

Behind The Scenes…

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Ever wonder what goes into the production of a race expo? I hope this post is an interesting to read as it was for me to produce. I had no idea the amount of preparation and set up time required to pull of an event like the […]

Country Racin’ Ya’ll!

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman.                       Race Report #2: live from Music City USA!  

Run Like You Stole Somethin’!

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians, and Ironman. In honor of Nashville’s Country Music Marathon, I wanted to reach out to all of you who are running here on wherever you may live with a picture of encouragement… Don’t over-think it….. Run hard, run fast, but above all else, RUN FUN!         […]

Don’t Forget to Have Fun!

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Think about all the blood, sweat and tears you put into your training. Those super early mornings and all the fun Friday nights forgone..You worked your tail off to prepare for this race, no question about it. As important as physical training is for the body to […]