Category Archives: Mountain biking

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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Training Report – June 18-22

With the Whitewater Xterra looming on the now nearing horizon, I’ve started to shift my training slightly. My goal is to decrease volume slightly and increase intensity. My hope is that since the race is not quite as long, this … Continue reading

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Taking a Break from Myself

I was at a small gathering several weeks ago, and a few friends commented on how I was drinking copious amount of beer. I replied, “I’m taking a break from myself.” But let me backtrack slightly to give this comment … Continue reading

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Race Report – XTERRA Southeast Championships – Pelham, AL, 18 May 2013

Sandbagging (but true – nonetheless): After doing a pre-swim on Thursday, I knew something was not going right. I could not get enough air. My swim suffered, and I identified what I did not want to admit was a fairly … Continue reading

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Training and Taper Report – May 13-17

As race week arrived, I planned to get in some light training to not accidentally de-train, but I didn’t want to go into the race on tired legs, which definitely slowed me down in Miami – my day before pre-ride … Continue reading

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