Author Archives: Jim Newell

About Jim Newell

Associate Professor of English, Daytona State College / Thinker / Ponce Inlet Surfer / Improviser / Dad

Last Push before Fort Yargo XTERRA

Here is a quick run-down of my final run-up to the race: Saturday, 12 April Day off Sunday, 13 April Brick: 25-minute bike followed by a 35-minute run – both at tempo or higher. Spent most of the afternoon paddling … Continue reading

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Couple Questions Answered on Fitness Podcasts

I am an avid podcast listener, as I’ve had it with our standard sound-bite culture and now much prefer long-form conversation and the idea that I can pull what I want from the information vortex rather than having information pushed … Continue reading

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Epic Ride at Little Big Econ

My son, Shael, turned seven on 10 April. A few weeks before his birthday, I asked him if he had something special in mind. After his usual request for Sushi dinner, he said that he wanted to “do something special … Continue reading

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Training Report – March 31 – April 11 – Long Block

Monday, 31 March As my usual, I started the week with a day off; it seems to work, well, until it doesn’t. Seven-day blocks are sometimes not enough. Tuesday, 1 April I continue to be able to crack it and drive to … Continue reading

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Training Report – March 25 – 30

This week marked one month out from the XTERRA in Yargo, GA, and I took that to mean I better see what I can do. That’s right… I am attempting to hit it hard – real training rather than having … Continue reading

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My Current Status

I wish I could say that I ready and gunning for a gnarly season in 2014, which is what I was planning at the beginning of the 2013 season, but it just isn’t going to happen, and I’ve been avoiding … Continue reading

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Passing the Flame

On Saturday of this past weekend, my son, Shael, and I ran a 5k. The race was a fundraiser for Grassroots Giving, a not-for-profit with the mission of “Enhancing the lives of our local children by funding an array of … Continue reading

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