I’ve never been interested in Marathons, particularly not ones run on road. I’ve always said that and in fact, I’ve never run a marathon other than in an Ironman. However, I’ve always been interested in both trails and ultras and little did I realize that I would run one not very long after my first[…]
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[…]
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[…]
“It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win”.I just read this quote from John Paul Jones on one of my well worn visa pages as I was preparing to show my passport in France this past week. It made me think of the incredible[…]
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.
A quick look back at the winter and reflecting on lessons learned about traveling and returning home as I prepare the 2010 year.
A very demanding project takes me away from home and despite planning for training, local eating habits and schedules threw me in for a loop.
Overseas travel can be difficult on the body but some tips may help smooth out its impact