Showing posts from May, 2008

In Sync

Improving your triathlon ability seems for me to be related to just how in-sync I am within the last 4 - 6 weeks. If I hit my workouts on a regular basis, not hurting anywhere and find a reasonable amount of time I seem to make steady improvements. I say this because as of late I'm clearly out of sync. Each day I think I'm at the start of one of those 6 weeks time frames where everything just goes smoothly. Some how it seems to fall short as of late with small injury and schedule problems. However, today is as good as any to start the "in sync" phase for a good July race. Of course I have a race scheduled in a week and a half so can't think too long of term. Today I'm feeling real positive. This is the start of something good! Godspeed

No Cold Dead Souls

The 3 State 3 Mountain Challenge this year turned out to be a bit more of an adventure than planned. Well, may be a lot more adventure than planned. It reminds me of the famous quote from Theodore Roosevelt, “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again because there is no effort without error and short-comings, who knows the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the high achievement of triumph and who at worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows his place shall never be with those timid and cold souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” When the rain was pouring, temperature falling, and the crowd at the start was much thinner than expected, it would only be a day for those willing to steel themselves for what lay ahead. After waiting an extra 40 minutes for the initial thunderstorm to clear the rid