From my view in the Crowne Plaza great room where I write every morning I can see dozens of competitors out swimming the course. I'll do the same in a couple of hours. The pic above is out that window. Yesterday we spent more time strolling around Lake Placid. Not much of
When I registered for Ironman Lake Placid I knew how much I would need to train. In fact, the initial months of training for Ironman Lake Placid involved cutting back my training time. I rested, lost a little more weight, and began to rebuild my body to prepare for a
It’s here. 2013 Ironman Lake Placid Race Week. July 23, 2012 at 2:59pm I forwarded Elise this email with a very simple message: Officially insane. Just need to find the VW bus That seems like a lifetime ago. And it also seems like yesterday. That moment, like so many others that matter, changed
The 2013 Hilly Billy Roubaix was hour for hour the hardest race I’ve done to date. I’ve done some very tough races. And some of the longer races have been harder overall for me. But for the length of race Hilly Billy was TOUGH. It was hot, hard, and long.
How I Fuel For Endurance Events I love endurance racing. I’m not the fastest guy out there. I’ll never win a single event that I enter into. It’s not about winning events for me. It’s about being out there and pushing myself. Seeing what my body can endure. Then improving my
Mohican was my fourth cycling road trip for the year. Here's a recap of the trips to date: Southern Cross - Dahlonega GA - 675 Miles Cohutta 100 - Ducktown TN - 614 Miles Wildcat 100 - Rosendale NY - 267 Mile Mohican 100 - Loudonville OH - 408 Mile Mohican 100 is the fifth
Prepping for Mohican 100: #5 in the National Ultra Endurance Series Race weeks are a combination of getting extra rest and obsessing about details. Add Ironman training (I'm 60 days away form Ironman Lake Placid) and the schedule gets a little nutty. Fortunately, my Ironman training plan this week had a
I started flossing in 2007. Prior to that I never flossed. Not once. My dentist, Willie DeVeas, has a hygienist that told me my “gum scores” were low, whatever that means. I had 3’s & 4’s and healthy is 1’s and 2’s. I wanted to be healthy. So now I floss, most
I'm very busy. I have one wife, four kids, one business with many clients, one business partner, five team members on staff, lots of family, a few friends, a couple of boards that I serve on. I also like to write. I like movies and TV. I love to read. I'm very
The forecast for Wildcat 100 was about as promising as the forecast had been for Cohutta 100 two weeks before. It was strikingly similar: early in the week things looked semi-promising for us optimistic types and the forecast was worse every time I checked it the rest of the week.