Cross Training for Runners

Caution:  Injured Runner May Bite

The judgement is in.  You have been found: guilty.  Your sentence, no running for eight weeks.  You love running to the point at which your body was loving you back but you ignored the warning signs.  Injuries happen to even the best of runners.  If you want to avoid hearing those dreaded words, … [Read more...]

My Ironman Arizona 2013 Race Report

Utter chaos

  Do you have the confidence to set and go for your GOALS?  Why do you set GOALS? By no means am I veteran, but the level of calmness I felt the morning of Ironman Arizona 2013 was comforting.  Growing up in southern California, I spent many days at the beach and in the ocean.  To say, I … [Read more...]

10 Tips on Hiking with Kids

Hiking with Kids

10 Tips on hiking with kids. Do you love hiking with your kids?  Have you had great experiences or ones so disastrous to the point you will not attempt it again?  There is definitely an art to hiking with kids, one that involves planning and patience.  But it's worth it.  Proper planning will … [Read more...]

Ironman Recovery – What To Focus On

foam roll-IM recovery

Are you doing Ironman Arizona? Yes, I say enthusiastically.  Really, they say, as they look at me perplexed.  I have been asked this question many times in person and electronically and realized there are a lot of questions as to why I would.  So, here is the skinny.  Plus, it might help answer a … [Read more...]

My 2013 Ironman World Championship Experience

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  My 2013 Ironman World Championship Experience The door to the plane opened and I could not wait to get to the doorway to smell the Hawaiian air. I was told to stand there and look around, take a deep breath and take in the energy form the island.  I did just that.  Kona’s airport is not … [Read more...]

Quality versus Quantity Workouts

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“Why am I not seeing results, I’ve been working out for several hours a day for weeks?” “I spent 3hrs at the gym today, did I earn that dessert?” “Should I spend one hour on the treadmill or 30 minutes doing sprint drills?” “What will yield the fastest results?” These are questions that … [Read more...]

Should I Workout on an Empty Stomach?

to eat or not to eat

Should I workout on an empty stomach? Will exercising on an empty stomach burn more fat?  These questions have been the subject of much debate in the fitness world.  Some suggest that exercising on an empty stomach is more effective for weight loss forcing the body to burn fat stores for fuel.  … [Read more...]

Ironman California 70.3 in Oceanside

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Choosing my 2013 season opener to be Ironman 70.3 California in Oceanside was a great decision.  This race sells out every year and always has a stacked field with great competition plus, it is a beautiful place to race.  As you may know from my Ironman Arizona race report (if you do not, click here … [Read more...]

Ragnar del Sol – EPIC or Just Crazy?

WE DID IT!!

What is Ragnar? Ragnar is an overnight running relay race that makes testing your limits a team sport. A typical team is made up of 12 individuals; each individual runs 3 legs. The legs of the race vary in difficulty and distance, from 3-8 miles, allowing elite and novice runners to run … [Read more...]

Why would you run 50 miles?

Rockin' the "W"

“Why?  Why would you run 50 miles at one time?” I say, “Why not?” I knew I could run 50 miles, I just didn’t know how it was going to feel, how long it would take me and if I would ever want to do it again.  Excited to report I am already looking at a few different 50 milers for next year. For … [Read more...]



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