As important as being successful for me athletically is, it is more important for me to be successful as a person.
instead of beating myself up and wishing I was “finished already” I want the race to be about being present to where I am and to the now of each moment
I hope everyone likes this video I put together of my journey from zero triathlons in August of 2009 to competing and finishing the Louisville Ironman on August 29th. This 7 minute video starts a couple of days prior to the event and captures key points of the race. Enjoy and let me know what you think. Recommend on Facebook… Read more →
Well friends, let me tell you, the socks, at least for me, can make a world of difference. Let me set the scene for you. Imagine a guy, on a 22 mile training run. It is a hot Friday afternoon. The heat index is reading 99 degrees and he still has 6 miles to go. Though he has liberally applied… Read more →
Do you need compression socks? Should you wear them while running, or for recovery? Socks or calf sleeves? They cost *how* much? Do I need them? Whether or not you wear compression during or after a run can depend on your reasons for choosing them. Various studies look at different benefits that compression socks might have, which can include helping… Read more →
A few weeks ago I wrote a review of the Ultraspire Kinetic, a hydration vest that I thoroughly love. I like the idea of a hydration vest, but for any run that has aid stations less than 10 miles apart, I think they are overkill. I use a hydration belt during shorter runs or in races that have regular aid… Read more →
I really geek out about running shoes. I tend to get a bit fussy about mine. Because of this flaw, trait, or whatever you would label it, I tend to usually have a pretty good understanding about the current offerings out there for us runners. One part of running shoes I have neglected to research though is the laces. Considering… Read more →