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When All Else Fails, Just Run


This morning, I met my trainer at the local community college track only to find that it was closed for renovation for the next FOUR months!  Seriously?  Four months to repave the track?  Wow…  SBCC must be getting scammed! While … Continue reading

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How Basketball Drills Can Make You a Better Triathlete


Just when I was getting complacent with the strength workouts of late, my trainer decided to spice things up a bit.  When he said he was going to get a basketball and will be right back, I knew he had … Continue reading

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Triathlons, Kayaks, Runners and 2010


2009 was such an awesome year for my fitness goals. I finished three triathlons, half dozen running events, and found inspiration where I never thought I would. With my recent completion of the UCSB Triathlon, I am looking toward 2010 … Continue reading

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My Race Report: UCSB Triathlon


The UCSB Triathlon has been one of those important races that every triathlete, athlete, and runner must encounter at one point in their racing careers.  Setting the goal to compete in it last November, I knew I had a lot … Continue reading

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UCSB Triathlon is Done!


Yesterday, I finished the 2010 UCSB Triathlon.  It wasn’t easy, it was lonely, it was a learning experience, and yet somehow I disappeared off the results!  However, I met my first big goal of Q1 and finished my fourth triathlon … Continue reading

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Consider Barefooting the Triathlon


The concept of barefoot running has been around for a while.  Interest in it increased dramatically in September 2009 when Vibram launched their new FiveFingers footwear.  Marketed as the “barefooting alternative” to more traditional shoes, they have developed a cult … Continue reading

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Are We Really Born to Run?


Are we really born to run? I don’t know.  Wish I knew the answer, but after reading Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, I think I will be a lot closer to the answer.  You see, McDougall’s book is about … Continue reading

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