Category Archives: Commentary

Going Simple


Triathlons can be thought of as a complex sport.  Anytime you take more than one of anything and put them together, things tend to get a little complicated.   This is why triathlon is a heavily respected sport with only a … Continue reading

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My Day of Enlightenment


Over the next few weeks, I will be bringing you snippets of some of the more memorable moments during my 18 month journey from office potato to triathlete.   These snippets aren’t currently included in the AricInTraining archives and more dear … Continue reading

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The Daylight Savings Time Triathlon Checklist


Daylights Savings Time is a little inconvenient in that we lose an hour, but it marks a great time for triathletes to conduct a reality check. With March marking the start of the triathlon season, this is a great time … Continue reading

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Thank You For The Memories Jack!


Sadly, Jack LaLanne passed away recently at the age of 96.  Jack was the symbol of eating right, exercising and living an active, happy life. Please observe a moment of silence to reflect on his wonderful life and everything he … Continue reading

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The Inner Tiger Needs to Get Out


If there is any more satisfying indication of my life change over the past three years, it is this: “Suffering from a sprained ankle which is keeping my training to a minimum, the voice in the back of my mind … Continue reading

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What To Do When You Are Sick…


Being that I am still recovering from the flu and not able to get out and go full out on a training workout, the triathlete’s heart in me is broken.  I have never gone this long without punishing my body … Continue reading

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The Wonderful World of Recovery


After four days of sickness, two of which are simply a gnarly blur of history, I am feeling human again.  Gone are the dry cough, watery eyes, aching muscles, congestion, and misery. It feels like I have a fresh start … Continue reading

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