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Generic Update on 2014

I feel the need to post something after discussing with Emily why all triathletes feel the need to have a website, the value of it, what her goals should be, etc etc. Anyway, figured now might be a good time to check on this ol’ bad boy, which has been dormant for pretty much the entire season.

That’s okay though, because I’ve been doing a pretty okay job documenting my athletic accomplishments via Twitter (look to the left) and Instagram (look to the right). I try to be respectful enough of FB, which has my largest network of friends, and limit the posting there.

So, anyone reading this probably knows how my season went. I couldn’t run for a long time, so I started bike racing. I won a lot at the cat 5 & 4 level, and moved up to 3 by the end of the season, and I think I can move up to 2 next season. Lots of highlights and fun with the bike racing, I can only say I wish I got into it sooner.

I finally got my leg healthy after DNS/not even entering 5 races, and managed to scrape together a last minute season.  The highlight, of course, being racing at my “hometown” race, Princeton 70.3, and coming 2nd in my AG, and qualifying for 70.3 World Championships next year in Zell am See-Kaprun. That’s Austria (not the land down under). All focus is on that for next year.

I’m currently quite plump, and am slowly starting to work that off, but it’s a lot easier to put it on then get it off. Fortunately, my main focus is running faster, which is also the best way to lose weight. I suppose not drinking a bunch and eating greasy/BBQ food will also help. #offseason

I do, at the bare minimum, need to thank some people, so in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’ll try and get that out in the next few weeks. Fortunately, those people all know who they are, so the post will be more for me to publicly praise them – which each one of them deserves, anyway.

I wish I could commit to writing more frequently on here, but I can’t, so I won’t. I’m sure that if I am healthy all next season, I’ll be more engaged in the sport(s) and feel the need to pat myself on the back more often, so maybe that will lead to more writing. Whenever I write, I think to myself, “gosh, it’s nice to have more than 140 characters to put my thoughts together, or not live in fear of being unfriended by 5 friends because I posted another picture of me in spandex.” But then I go 7 months without writing. So, we’ll see what happens. But in the mean time, I’ll keep working hard. Follow along on the two aforementioned social media apps.

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Syracuse 70.3 – June 23

Well, I’m getting this up less than 7 days after the race, which unfortunately isn’t really a good thing because (in this case) I’m trying to capture my recollections surrounding the race, wash my hands of it, and move on to the next race, which is TBD. My teammate Chris Hague, who stayed with me in Syracuse, had a far better day than I, winning 20-24 AG by almost 30 minutes and punching his Vegas ticket. You can read his RR here, but more importantly, read his “Prelude to a Race Report” to understand how I intend to write my report. Obviously, its a bit easier to write a RR when things went well, and harder when you didn’t race well. But I will press on.

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The Week That Was – Ending 02/17/13

Slacker alert!

Not from training. Just from getting this blog post done in a timely fashion. Nothing exciting to report, as best I can tell. I think Brian has effectively turned my brain into mush, which he probably very excited about since I tend to want to analyze every single second of every single workout I do.

S: 13,200yaters (thats yards + meters!), 251′
B: 147.97mi, 480′
R: 44.87mi, 371′

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Bassman Half Race Recap – 10/07/12

 

Finish Line

Well, this was interesting.

After Timberman, as I was scheduling the remainder of my season, I had marked Bassman as a “B” race, and Miami Man an “A” race. However, as I was going through my training leading up to Bassman, I could feel my body getting hit with a wave of exhaustion, so backing off ultimately led to a taper for Bassman. That’s fine, I’ll go balls out anyway, and we’ll see who’s left standing at the end of the day.

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Why Do You (I) Do This?

So, I love email chains. LOVE them. I’ve got two going in my inbox right now, one with my best friends from college (somewhere in the ~500 emails range), and another with my two best friends that I’ve known my entire life (~100 emails). We all grew up in Pittstown, and have since gone on to move out of the bubble into entirely new walks of life – one to Utah, via a couple of NBA teams, one to Philly via teaching, and one to Boston as a personal trainer, via being a former fatty (his own words) and biologist. The only rule for the email chains is that everyone has to send one email per week. It’s fun, and creates a lot of dialogue and ultimately helps to keep me connected with friends all over the country.

In the email chain with my two friends from Pittstown, we started talking about triathlons and why we do what we do. With their permission, I’ve copied the emails below, leaving everything un-edited, only changing names. As my friend points out, its cool to see how competitive drive manifests amongst people.

Hope you enjoy!

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