Category Archives: Mountain biking

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 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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Alafia River State Park / 3 Dec. 2014

For my first ride of the year, I headed southwest to Alafia River State Park to finally check out what many consider some of the best riding in Central Florida and/or the state, and it was definitely a fun day … Continue reading

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Paisley Loop

A bit over a month ago, my wife and kids were out of town, and since I’m still injured, I’ve been trying to figure out things I can do to keep somewhat fit. I decided that I would take a … Continue reading

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Man Meets Bath

I have a confession. I do not enjoy taking a bath. Not in the slightest. I think it is rather disgusting to lie and soak in a hot brew of my own filth. When I do take a bath, it … Continue reading

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Race Report / Part II – XTERRA Whitewater – Charlotte, NC, 14 July 2013

Prerace Race morning started a bit rocky with the alarm and the wake-up call not coming through (glad I had the back up plan, huh?), but luckily, I get up early anyway, and I didn’t lose much time. After a quick … Continue reading

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Florida Summertime Brutality

Headed out of the house today for a ride at Martins Dairy. After a fairly long run there on Monday, I basically knew what was in store, but I still underestimated. For about the first couple miles of my run … Continue reading

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