Tag: Triathlon

2016 Vineman 70.3 Race Report

Vineman 2014 was an unexpected 70.3 PR, still to this day, with a 4:25 overall time and 1:21 run split, one of the fastest amateur runs on a hilly course. Vineman 2014 Race Report – https://david-welby.com/2014/07/16/vineman-70-3-race-report/ Against my better judgement I looked at this prior achievement as a gauge of past and present, old and new, good…

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…

LA Marathon Race Report

“There are two kinds of pain. The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain. The sort of pain that’s only suffering.” – Francis Underwood, House of Cards Anyone who has ever ran a marathon knows about pain.  I like the quote above from the TV show House of Cards because it illustrates…

Progress

People often ask me, “What’s your goal time for Placid?” My response continues to be the same. I don’t know. I think it’s foolish to make a prediction on something with so many variables out of your control and that’s so far away. I’ve seen it before, and in the end no one remembers what…

Failure

“There is no failure except in no longer trying”                                                                  – Elbert Hubbard In 2002 as a college freshman I had two significant goals and I wrote them on a dry erase board next to my bed so that I could see them every morning when I woke up. 1) Graduate with a bachelors in…