Triathlon Tips: Be Inspired

Triathlon Inspiration Have you ever watched a video or read an article and thought, “That’s what I want to do”? Often, a triathlon journey starts out as a spark in the “I’ve-Got-To-Do-That” section of the brain.  By the way,  that section is very close to the “Watch-This!” cortex which in some people is an entire […]

The Race That Wasn’t

Less Than A Year It wasn’t even a full year ago that Ironman announced its purchase of the independent race, Beach2Battleship.   And now, after one go at it, the race has been discontinued.   I will miss it.  Mostly I’ll miss the 112 mile single loop bike ride. However, I don’t feel the anger […]

What Makes an Ironman Part II

The world looks a bit different now. I Feel Better About This In my last post, I talked about IRONMAN North Carolina and the altered bike course.   All us athletes were expecting to compete on a 112 mile bike course.  Because of Hurricane Matthew, the bike course had to be reduced to 49 miles.  Actually, the […]

What Makes An Ironman?

I’m numb now.  When I first heard the news, it felt like a punch to my stomach. And then I thought about what makes an Ironman. A Race Director’s Decision Because of Hurricane Matthew, the Ironman North Carolina (B2B) bike course was reduced from 112 miles to 49 miles.  Many of the roads on the […]

Report Card – Nautica Malibu Triathlon

On September 18, 2016 I participated in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon.  The race was relatively short with an 800 meter swim, 18 mile bike and 4 mile run.  The race company, MESP of Agoura Hills California, claimed there were over 5000 participants.  I believe it. This is my report card. Two Parts I look at […]

A Successful Race

A successful race For me, the 2016 Nautica Malibu Triathlon was a very successful race.  I had one goal for that race: finish the swim.  That sounds a bit odd coming from a seasoned age-group triathlete who is rather competitive in the swim, but this race was different for me. Motion of the Ocean Ever […]

The Eight Days of Hanukkah – Day 8

The End of Another Hanukkah Celebration Had I not been moving furniture around my house last night, I would have lit the final  nine candles indicating the beginning of the last day of Hanukkah 2015.  If you’re wondering why nine and not eight, suffice it to say that there’s an extra candle each night.   […]

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