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Polar Bear Plunge…sort of.

Both Rob and I had our respective workouts to finish in the morning before heading up to the Polar Bear Plunge.  I had an hour run and an hour swim, and he had a 16-18 mile run.  So by time … Read More Here

Preparing for the Polar Bear Plunge

You know, with all this snow around the place this time of year, now would be an ideal time to remind you of the most critical events on my 2011 ‘Race’ Calendar. Well, actually, at the moment – about the … Read More Here

The 2011 Polar Bear Plunge…with a duck.

Sometimes it’s easy to get friends to join in my adventures.  Yet other times, the crowd seems to disperse a bit.  Take for example, the Polar Bear Plunge.  I heard all assortment of reasons as to why a few in … Read More Here


Friday Photo of the Day: Me featured in a brochure swimming with a floaty duck

Earlier this week a reader sent me over a note letting me know that my favorite friend – Mr. Duck – was featured alongside me in the Polar Bear Plunge brochures that are now found in countless stores around the … Read More Here

Going for a very cold plunge

There used to be a annual polar bear swim right here in the beautiful and cough clean Potomac river, but from what I can tell, that seemed to have vanished.  Instead, while doing some research last week I stumbled upon … Read More Here

Week in Review–January 15th, 2011

Quick Note/Reminder: EveryManTri’s Annual Endurance Blog Awards poll ends Sunday night – and I’m fluctuating in and out of the Top 3.  If you’ve got a couple seconds, you can wander on over here and vote.  No registration or any … Read More Here

Pants on the ground

Earlier this week I had an early morning swim technique session.  By ‘early morning’, I mean 6:30AM – or as soon as the pool opened to non-high school swimmers.  Which for me…is dang early.  As I’ve mentioned in the past, … Read More Here

Check it out! The exclusive DCR branded Safer Swimmer openwater swim buoy!

Remember last summer when I did a product review of the safer swimmer swim buoy?  It’s the swim buoy that keeps you from getting run over by wandering boats while out on openwater swims.  It also gives you a dry … Read More Here

Week in Review–February 5th, 2011

I’ve long since wondered what to do with all the random tidbits of things I collect each week – or the little thoughts that don’t quite make for a full post.  But I finally came up with a solution: The … Read More Here

Week in Review–January 15th, 2012

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered … Read More Here

Week in Review–January 29th, 2011

I’ve long since wondered what to do with all the random tidbits of things I collect each week – or the little thoughts that don’t quite make for a full post.  But I finally came up with a solution: The … Read More Here

The State of My State: 2010 Review Edition

Administrative Note #1: Thanks for the incredible response yesterday in the ‘What do you want in a sport watch?’ post.  It’s coming up on nearly 100 comments.  But not just quick comments – these are incredibly detailed and well thought … Read More Here

What I wear: Cold weather running

Back a bit ago I got a question as to what my cold weather running gear looks like – after all I do pretty much run outside no matter how cold it is. “Searched your blog but couldn’t see much … Read More Here

DC Hot Chocolate 15K 2011 Race Report (Alternate Title: How not to organize a race)

(I’m going to start this like any other race report…but fear not, I’ll get to my ‘suggestions’ section later on.  It’s probably better to just sit back, and let it all unfold – rather than going straight into rant mode.) … Read More Here

The State of my State: 2009 Review Edition

Every year that I’ve been blogging I write a recap of the previous year, and then a post on what lies in the year ahead.  Normally I do this late-January, but things got kinda busy, so I’m a little behind.  … Read More Here

Applying Toilet Water

As I mentioned on Sunday I had a small collection of boxes arrive last week while I was out.  I generally buy everything online so me and the FedEx man and the UPS women have a special relationship.  Though from … Read More Here

The Girl: “I’ll actually wear this watch” (The New Polar RCX3)

Over the past few years The Girl has put up with all manner of sports gadgets floating through the house.  Some of them, she pays attention to.  Others, not so much.  Those that she pays attention to usually get ‘alternative … Read More Here

Washington DC Capitol Cupids Undies Run

Earlier in the week a few friends (almost all simultaneously) shot me an e-mail about an upcoming ‘run’ around the Capitol building here in DC.  Except, unlike most running events that round the rotunda, this particular one lacked one key … Read More Here

Hands-on: Polar’s new Android Wear based M600 GPS Sport Watch (with music!)

Today Polar announced their latest wearable and in the process also signaled a shift in direction to a far more open platform than they’ve ever had in their 39 year history. The Polar M600 takes the best of their M400 … Read More Here

The rear rack

I’ve received a number of e-mails and questions about my rear hydration/rack system on my tri bike.  So this is just a quick post to explain the various components.  The reason some have asked is that the Cervelo’s P2C’s are … Read More Here

Polar RCX5 Giveaway Results

Thanks all for the great entries in the Polar RCX5 Giveaway!!  If you haven’t had a chance to go check out all the entries (yes, all 1,400+ of them) – definitely go spend some time reading them (or just thinking … Read More Here

Polar RCX5 Run Package Giveaway

There are many things in the world where one usually sits firmly in either one camp or another.  For example, a few of life’s great dividers: Boxers or briefs Hot dogs or hamburgers Bow tie or straight tie Coke or … Read More Here

Polar/Look Power Meter Session

While I’ve previously outlined the new Polar/Look power meter, I wanted to touch on it again now that I’ve had a chance to poke at it first hand.  Also, in order to make this post really awesome for those of … Read More Here

Beneath the trees near the track

Up until now the majority of my weekday brick workouts have been done at home.  I’d be on my trainer for the bike portion and then just simply run outside for the run piece.  Quick and efficient.  However there are … Read More Here

Pear Square One ANT+ enabled sports tracker

The Pear Square One is a bit of a cross between an MP3 player, a coach, and a run tracking device.  A number of you have been asking about the $250 unit for a while now, so I ordered one … Read More Here