So as described earlier, I somehow managed to make it to the starting line of my first Ultra. Not sure what to expect, naive about what was in front of me, I fully bathed in the incredible atmosphere before the race. The energy before the race is incredible. In typical French fashion, the lights, music[…]
The Setting The town of Nice is a very cosy city. Located on the French riviera you can get there through its airport if you come from outside the country, or by train if you come from Paris. Personally, I chose to travel by train from Paris and it was quite easy. For those looking[…]
I always knew that I would take my time before embarking on a quest to complete a full Ironman. In the midst of my 4th season, I look back at my history and feel that I’ve built a good base of volume and races that should allow me to aim for the next step up[…]
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.[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Traveling with a bike can be cumbersome and costly but a few tips can help alleviate both concerns
As I prepared for my “A” race, overtraining led to pneumonia and kept me bedridden. Though of course training is important, it is irrelevant if we cannot get to the starting line. Nevertheless, I’ve had a great season and I’ve learned a tremendous amount.
An anniversary race helps with an evaluation of the of the impact triathlon has had not only athletically but across other dimensions of life
Whether it’s running through the streets of DC or taking the public transportation system in foreign cities, taking the long way is always worth it.