Category Archives: inspiration

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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Workout Update – Life’s Obligations


It has been quiet around here lately and that means life is in full swing.  So a few quick updates from my realm of the triathlon universe: Shoulders and neck continue to be sore.  A few weeks back, moving furniture … 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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Mapping 2010 Workouts


One of the cool things about using a GPS enabled heart rate monitor, such as the Garmin 305, is that you can easily map your workouts.  Not only does this provide you with pace, distance, and elevation data, but it … Continue reading

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Building a Triathlon Training Dashboard


A number of posts back, I talked about the creation of a triathlon training dashboard that would help me track my workouts and training status. I viewed the creation of this dashboard as an essential part of my training, after … Continue reading

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Some Inspiration: Apolo and a Warrior


As an avid reader, I find a lot of my inspiration in quotes from books. This post explores two powerful quotes that are inspirational for triathlon training. One from Apolo Ohno and another from the field of zen. Continue reading

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