Author Archives: Aric

A February Cycling Challenge


After a period of digression and distraction, Aric presents his February Cycling Challenge, riding 230 miles in a single month. Continue reading

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Getting Back onto the Triathlon Start Line: The Interval Run


Aric’s first week back running highlights the power of slow with an interval speed workout and running form tips. Continue reading

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So, You Fell Off Your Bike?


You are cruising along with the wind in your hair, enjoying the beautiful world around you, when, suddenly, you fall off your bike and come crashing to the ground. “Ouch!” you scream as the other cyclists in your group either … Continue reading

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Quick Start Apps for Getting Into Shape


Seems the smartphone is the new computer.  You are no one if you don’t have one.  In fact, many Millennials have indicated they would give up their car before they give up their smartphone!!  Thank you Steve Jobs!!  😉 I’ve … Continue reading

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Beginning the Next Chapter…


My last event was in 2010.  I believe it was the Camarillo Duathlon.  It is now nearly four years later and I have to admit I have been too far away from the excitement of multisport.   Over the past few … Continue reading

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The Winter Triathlete


The winter triathlete is hardcore. They brave the bitter cold to swim in the  outdoor pool, putting in more laps in the dark by 7am even before the sun rises out of bed. They ride their bike outfitted with studded … Continue reading

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Swimming at Your Own Risk


I went for a long lunch time walk this afternoon at the Carpinteria Bluffs and came across this sign: What amazed me most about this was simply the somewhat melodramatic let down of the words “swim at your own risk.” … Continue reading

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