Be the Dog

Ever see a dog off the leash that is not having fun?  Ever see a dog running that isn’t thoroughly enjoying himself even though it’s running sd hard that it’s panting to the point that it might lose a lung? We are lucky to be successful athletes that...

Exploring Man’s Desire to Run

Christopher McDougall, author of the fantastic book “Born to Run,” explores the mysteries of the human desire to run. How did running help early humans survive — and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today? At TEDxPennQuarter,...

Why Do You Do What You Do?

I often ask myself “Why do you do what you do?” This is just my way of reminding myself why I get out of bed at 5 a.m. for swim practice, or run in the cold and dark after work, or head out on a long ride on Saturday. Understanding why I do what I do is my...

The 20 Minute Rule

You know the feeling. You go out for a run, a ride, or a swim and you can’t seem to get into a rhythm. Your heart rate may not be where you want it to be or you just feel like you want to stop. And its only the beginning of your workout. Now what? As a...

You’re Only Human

Triathlon is an exciting sport. It’s addicting! You do one race and you want to do another one because you just know you can do it better. What people fail to think about is how training can injure them. Injury that comes from doing too much distance, too soon....