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

Pre-Race Happenings For the two weeks leading up to my taper week, I was able to get in some solid training. My injuries were still lingering but not as strong, and I did a sort of reverse taper. I started … Continue reading

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Ben Greenfield Podcast, Butts, and Peeing on a Fire Hydrant

The above clip is from the Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast. Recently, I’ve been doing all kinds of things to help rehab my hips (especially hip flexors) and my knees. I am really focusing on the weakness in my left leg, … 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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Training Report – April 22-28

For Monday through Thursday, I really tried to take it easy. I did quite a few long, mellow rides with Lily around the neighborhood and followed these with lots of stretching and some workouts with body weight at home. Since … Continue reading

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Report – April 15-21

Apr 15 Monday started early with a Swim. I planned to get in more, but work got in the way, so I eked out a fairly easy 30 minutes. I felt sluggish with heavy legs. Later in the day, I … Continue reading

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How Much Awesome Do You Have?

I’ve been doing a bit of messing around with media and delivery methods, and I stumbled across a link between WordPress and SoundCloud. Here is a first attempt. I’ve been wanting to post this clip for some time. I chopped … Continue reading

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Feb 26 – March 3

Weird week. The surf finally came up, so that was my focus. And my wife went out of town, which disrupted my training plans. I certainly found some creative ways to fit it in, but I didn’t get in the … Continue reading

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Another Good Week

From Tuesday, 12 Feb. to Sunday, 17 Feb., I had another good run of training. I didn’t get in any travel, not even local, but it certainly isn’t bad having a competition pool across the sidewalk from my office and … Continue reading

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Martin’s Dairy / New Trail

Still haven’t heard a confirmation on the name of the new section of trail set to replace 7/10, but as of now, it is a fun trail. Once it packs in, it will be interesting to see what comes about. … Continue reading

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