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A Note to All the Singles

It’s been a little while since I put anything down in writing, and perhaps that’s a good thing, a sign that life has been firing on all cylinders, but a recent turn of events has left me lower than my typical feel good self.  A forced few week training hiatus has provided some unanticipated yet…

My 2016 Halloween Movie List

Halloween is my #1 holiday of the year, and a tradition that was established about 5 years ago with Buffalo Roommates who shared my sentiment was to celebrate the month through gruesome movies/shows, one after another, shared together.  This list celebrates the sentiment as the tradition wasn’t about just watching the best, scariest most horrific movies as…

A note to all the Trolls

I am neither  a professional athlete nor distinguished writer.  My business card says Toy Designer, though I have no formal education in design.  You might say I’m an Engineer if you’re talking about my BS in Mechanical Enigneering, which I utilize less each day.  I’m just a regular guy with modest aspirations trying to stay active…

Vineman Simulation

A couple of weeks ago I was asked by a friend of mine “why do you spend so much time training and money on coaches just to do so terrible in all your races??”  The question may have been considerably off base however it did lead me to contemplate the fact that I have been spending a disproportionate amount…

Questioning Running Form

Recently I was asked to submit video of my run form for analysis which prompted me to revisit an online source that was offered to me by my old coach.  There are various services to critique running dynamics, I visited Steve Gonser of Run Smart almost 5 years ago and if nothing else have have transitioned from heal striking…

Rough Patch

A week or so back I saw the following motivational video through a Facebook feed with a section that resonated strong enough to be repeated in my head continually throughout today’s long ride. What stood out in my mind was the following – “Anybody can feel good when they have their health, they bills are…

Nutrition (Take 3)

This post is dedicated to the athlete/health conscience like me who is adamant about maximizing performance but strapped financially by the demands of this sport (race fees, equipment, coaching, nutrition, fueling, etc).  All the technical information contained has been pulled from previous resources and is objective, not opinionated (I am not suggesting anything is right/wrong).…

Racing Ironman on a Budget

A lot of people have been asking what Ironman I suggest they do recently. Let me start by saying there are many reasons to do an Ironman (or 70.3) and it’s essential to determine what the objective is in order to pick a race that’s right for you. Is it your first time? Is the…

Nutrition (Take 2)

Posting my nutrition a couple months back ended up with its good and bad result. It was tough and a little embarrassing getting reamed out for my bad habits but showed how much I can grow in this vital area. Since then I have been working with my coach to change some things up and…