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…

Oceanside 70.3 Race Report

The morning of Oceanside 70.3, not uncommon for a guy like me, I found myself in transition, deep in existential thought pondering the purpose of my race.  I observed pro’s racking their gear, hoping for a $12,000 pay day as well as amateurs taking their bike out for perhaps it’s first ride of 2015, content…

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…

Brief 2014 Tally and Reflection

I’ve seen a lot of posts recently with yearly totals of training, which led me to Garmin Connect for some tallies of my own – It’s profound to think about just how much time some of us spend training, like the fact that I put 355 hours in the saddle (14 days worth), or covered…

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).…

Off-season Stuff

While out on my ride today I happened by and stopped to watch two races, the Santa Monica Runfest 5k/10k and Playa Del Rey Triathlon.  Spectating at races is a common thing for me and the reason is twofold.  I enjoy supporting fellow athletes, hearing my name while I’m racing is an instant motivator and it’s…