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...

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....

Bringing Your Disappointments Down to Earth

Imagine training 20 months for a triathlon. You endure grueling bike rides, blistered feet, and swallowing more lake water than you care to think about. Then a month before the race, you injure yourself while playing flag football with friends and eliminate your...

It Takes a Long Time to Get Good

“It takes a long time to get good” – Scott Molina Scott Molina was a professional triathlete during the 1980s and early 1990s. He duked it out at the Hawaii Ironman World Championship with fellow pro triathletes and Ironman legends Dave Scott, Mark...