Category Archives: Ride Report

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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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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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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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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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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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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Training Report – May 5-12

For the upcoming race, I decided to try what I consider to be a bit of a reverse taper. I heard from various sources that I need to build in a week of recovery for about every 4-5 weeks of … Continue reading

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Training Report – April 29-May 4

I planned and designed this to be a low-level training week for recovery before the final push to Oak Mountain for the XTERRA Southeast Championships. Overall, I shaved off a significant portion of training but was still able to keep … Continue reading

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