Be Great

“…it’s torturous because you know it’s a beautiful thing. I was young once, and I said, That’s beautiful and I want that. Wanting it is easy, but trying to be great—well, that’s absolutely torturous.”

-Philip Seymour Hoffman

Site Re-Design

Well, this should be pretty self-explanatory.

It’s still a work in progress, for the moment, but generally I like the layout and structure of this theme much more so than my previous one.

Go check out the Media page, and I’ll throw some new stuff up there from time to time… I’ve just finished working on a video for Spidertech, and I will share that when it has been uploaded.

Some photos from the past few weeks down here in Florida:

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getting ready to swim the 100 free in Fort Lauderdale… new PB by 1 second, lowering to 56.93!

 

first crit race ever, wire to wire win!

first crit race ever, wire to wire win!

 

a quiet afternoon at the pool

I’m alive.

Yup, just confirming what you already knew.

Andrew & Adam

I’m in Florida, working and training and trying to keep myself busy.

At some point I will get around to updating this, as I’ve got some exciting things to discuss for this upcoming already here season.

In the meantime, go read a great article that Jenny Leiser wrote about me and my transition from rowing to triathlon, specifically swimming.

And, if by some chance you found this site, and don’t follow me on twitter, go ahead and do that. @adamfurlong

later gators.

adam

Ironman Florida – November 2

As I was racing at IMFL, I had a lot of time to myself, and whenever I needed it, I had a laundry list of people that I could imagine were biking, running, or walking next to me, encouraging me to keep moving forward. You’d be surprised how quickly 10 hours and 26 minutes can go by when you are surrounded by friends and family. Sidebar: You’d also be surprised to know how long it can take to cover miles 23-26.2 when you can’t even move at 10:00/mi pace (spoiler: more than 30 minutes). So, while Tim Ferguson already published his RR in the form of a series of thank you notes, I’m going to provide a similar RR, because the distance and magnitude of a race like this cannot be undertaken by a single person. It takes a village, as the saying goes.

You’ll notice that the village consists of both companies and individuals. It’s a shame that I feel the need to clarify this, but I don’t receive any financial support from anyone below in exchange for their mention. Performance has always been what is most important to me, so I’ve only ever partnered with products/services that I felt would help me obtain my goals. Like I did on FB, I’ve listed everyone below in alphabetical order.

I’ve thrown some pictures in because 2200 words is a lot to digest (I’m warning you now), so hopefully the pictures help!

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USAT Age Group Nationals – August 10

I feel pretty bad getting almost 3 months after the race, but oh well. I’m going to cheat a little bit in my race reports, as 1. I probably don’t remember a lot of the details, 2. I don’t think there is a ton of valuable insight that I can offer into these two courses that can’t be found elsewhere on the interwebs, 3. a quick RR is easier to write than a not-quick RR, and lastly, 4. I like how Joe Gambles has started doing his. So, without further ado, let’s bang this bitch out.

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