Training and Racing With Injuries

The impetus for this blog, as you may have already guessed, is my dealing with an injury that has affected by ability to train for my first “A” race of the year. I’ve been doing this a long time and have been relatively lucky when it comes to injuries; I’ve had them but have not…

Racing the Wildflower Triathlon, a Primer

For over 30 years, excluding last year during the drought, the first weekend in May means a road trip to Lake San Antonio and the Wildflower Triathlon festival. With four different races at three different race distances to choose from, sprint(s), Olympic, and Long Course (i.e., almost a Half Ironman and NOT a 70.3 race),…

Are You a Lazy Runner?

The New Year is here and it’s time to get with the program, meaning time to go over those goals you set last year after you reviewed the season’s racing and to start implementing them. I know that concept is foreign to a lot of people, reviewing their performances over the year and then making…

Fast After 50 and Intervals on the Bike, the Basics

I am writing this in response to the many conversations I have been having with the 50 and older guys, and some of the not so old women, in my riding groups with regard to doing interval training on the bicycle; apparently many of us just don’t do them. We do long rides to build endurance and we…