Zell-Am-See / Kaprun 70.3

We’d been to Kaprun before with my wife.  The fond memories of our childless youth certainly appealing, along with a late summer race giving ample time for ideal training load and progression made this Ironman 70.3 race my selected A race of 2012.  I signed up for this inaugural race early on and we decided[…]

Allergies and Delayed Pressure Urticaria

My last race of the 2011 season was very disappointing.  Although my preparations were not ideal because of our move to France and my extensive travel, I still expected to do better.  Nevertheless, although I’m by no means a fast runner, my 2:18 half marathon time shows there was a clear problem on the run.[…]

Learning From The Greats

I’ve always enjoyed learning for the greats of any discipline I practice.  Their lessons and experience drawn from years of practice can spare people like me many mistakes, or at least help us recognize similar situations to follow or in some cases to avoid.  In addition, these greats often provide the inspiration to succeed for[…]

Training in Tokyo

They call it the Land of the Rising Sun and I should have paid attention…knowing how the local time is established in relation to the sun can be quite important for us athletes on selecting the timing of our long training events. During a recent business trip, I had the opportunity to spend a week[…]

Ironman Pays D’Aix 70.3 Bike Course

UPDATE: Due to the popularity of this post from people looking for the course map, here is my Garmin race data with the actual elevation and distance. In preparation for the Ironman Pays D’Aix 70.3, I decided to ride most of the course during a vacation nearby and share my experiences for those of you[…]

Kinetic Half Race Report

I’ve been anxiously awaiting this race for months now. As triathletes we train hard and many of us truly enjoy training. But the race brings it all together. It answers the nagging questions in the back of your head, those that even at dinner table you dare not answer. Do I train the right way,[…]

The Traveler’s Training Program

If last year was busy with travel, it’s nothing to what is planned this year.  Helping a client put in place a global information technology delivery model, I have to visit its sites and put in place global teams.  From the Americas to Asia, my frequent flyer programs promise to beat records this year.  Add[…]