The Podium Year!

Posted by on August 23, 2016 in Training

I’ve figured out the perfect formula to get onto the podium: Train very little. Eat a lot. Drink alcohol. Race selection. Okay, the last bullet point trumps the rest of them and it’s why I’ve been on the podium three times in the last three races.  Some obvious questions:  why have I virtually given up […]

Four Races – Two Podiums

Posted by on August 16, 2016 in Training

It’s been a busy month.  When planning my 2016 race calendar, I decided to race four events in rapid succession such that I’d get just a week’s rest between each of them.  Figuring that my early season form would only improve over the course of the season, it seemed like a doable and successful plan.  […]

Philadelphia Triathlon

Posted by on June 27, 2016 in Training

I competed in and finished my 10th Philadelphia Triathlon this past weekend, and while it was probably the most fun I had, it was also my slowest.  Naturally, that correlation troubles me, but the real correlation needs to be understood to figure out why yesterday was what it was. First, I’ve not been putting in […]

Brooklyn Half Marathon

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in Training

Having had an oblique issue for the last few weeks, it’s been hard to get out to run.  While an ideal running form features primarily a horizontal orientation where the energy pushes the runner to limit the up-and-down vertical movements of running, few runners can actually run like former NYC Marathon champion Alberto Salazar who […]

Gran Fondo NY

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Training

This past weekend, my good buddy Fernando and I participated (not raced!) in the GFNY event held in NY and NJ.  It’s actually two events combined into one:  a 100 mile bike RACE, and a 50 mile bike ride.  Fern initially came up with the idea of doing the 100 miler thanks to influence from […]