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Past Header Images

Starting this past April, roughly every week I’ll be changing out the header image on my blog to reflect something that happened in the past week – either in training or just in general in my life.  Here’s a quick … Read More Here

Skyline, Pork and Penguins

Today was (and still is) a busy day.  We were on the road shortly after 6AM for the first Skyline Ride of the season.  For those not familiar, Skyline Drive is a long 100 mile road that rides along the … Read More Here

Yogi, more Yogi, and Boo-boo

It’s been quite busy over the last week, with being just on the edge of full taper for Ironman, you think you have more spare time to do other random things than you really do.  I think mentally I’m expecting … Read More Here

Blue Angels, Blue Suits*, Blue Ridge Mountains

This weekend was both busy and relaxing at the same time.  Just depended on which day you were looking at. As we left off on Friday, I had finished up the Bike to Work with the bagel, and then biked … Read More Here

An awesome training weekend here in DC

This past weekend has been both crazy busy – but also amazingly productive!  While it’s not over here in the US (we get three days!), I’m going to recap two thirds of it, and save you from hearing about my … Read More Here

A return to Skyline!

(Quick Administrative Note: If you don’t normally read the Weekly Mailbag – I’m looking for some feedback on whether or not you’re interested in having integrated ANT+ sensor technology in Smart Phones, particularly Android ones.   This would allow you to … Read More Here

Washington DC Resources

I get a TON of questions about the best places to train or do anything related to running or triathlon in the general DC area (Northern Virginia and portions of Maryland included).  So I figured I’d start to stash together … Read More Here

A Weekend of Trail Running and Mountain Riding

While I spent quite a bit of time myself working out, I started the weekend watching others work out.  Or, more accurately, watching them race. The Carpenters Shelter 10K race was held on the street in front of our place, … Read More Here

Weekend Part I – Luray Triathlon

For all three of you who may have noticed, I haven’t posted since last Thursday (almost a week ago!).   That’s been due to a lack of internet, land telephone or even cell phone coverage where I’ve been staying since Friday.  … Read More Here

My favorite workouts in each sport

Yesterday while reviewing my schedule for the week ahead, I realized I’ve been on a run of workouts I really enjoy (or plan to enjoy).  Saturday I’ve got my first trail long-run, and Sunday I’m back in the mountains for … Read More Here

Shenandoah Squirrel Showdown

Alternate titles: “My new girl is bi”*, “Sorry Mr. Squirrel”, “Rainmaker: 1, Squirrel: 0”…. So my Sunday ride started more or less like any other. I got up at the asscrack of dawn (literally, before dawn) and jetted out to … Read More Here

The Almost Half-Iron

Just a quick training update (see, I can be quick on occasion). Yesterday I did a nice brick in the mountains, starting from Luray.  Luray is a town in the shadow of Skyline drive, where I usually do my long … Read More Here

Two rocks and a chain

Now normally after a weekend I would talk about my typical Skyline drive bike ride, for example, we’d start with the night before with mixing up drinks… …using a KitchenAid blender of course.  How else am I supposed to mix … Read More Here

Weekend Part II – Just hanging around

Following a few days of triathlon related goodness in Luray, the Girl and I bailed back up into Shenandoah National Park to our mountainous hideaway for a few days away from it all.  We stayed at Skyland (within the park) … Read More Here

The Last Century (condensed version)

In an attempt to appease the blogosphere, I will try and make this weekend workout recap short.  Really…I promise Sarah and Peter.  So let’s jump right in. Saturday: Continuing the week over week increase in swim time, I swam 1hr … Read More Here

Riding along in a fog

Before we get to my foggy ride, we’ll start with my trail run.  Coach and I made a last second change of venue to Prince William Forest National Park, instead of Fountainhead.  The reason was that he came up with … Read More Here

I found some Red Rocks

So far…so good.  Well, as long as you don’t ask my throat.  I came into this trip with a slight head cold and a sore throat.  Speaking for 75 minutes at a shot multiple times a day…did not help the … Read More Here

It’s cheaper than a night out…century rides.

After attending a wedding Saturday evening, the girl and I were mixing up our nutrition for our long ride the next day when I realized that I had just gone through an ENTIRE CONTAINER of my sports drink (EFS) for … Read More Here

One way ticket

Typically my weekly long ride involves a long out segment…and a long back segment – all on Skyline Drive up in da mountains.  However, this week…I’d be purchasing a one-way ticket.  Instead of normally turning around at the 50ish mile … Read More Here

Free National Park Access for a week, starting Saturday! Wootage!

As many of you know, over the past few years I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time up on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, which…is part of the National Park System. Not only is it probably the best cycling … Read More Here

A relaxing weekend

This weekend I decided to lie low a bit.  The last few weekends (ok..more than a few) have been so jam packed that I barely had time to breath.  With the next few weekends returning to the same (race, family … Read More Here

Bikes, Bubbles and BBQ’s

I’m now back on my ‘normal’ time zone, at least for another week anyway.  This means a fairly relaxing Saturday.  My only workout for the day was a 4200 yard swim, which ended with a 500 time trial (TT).  This … Read More Here

Weekly Mailbag–July 17th, 2010

Here’s this week’s edition of the weekly mailbag.  This is a weekly series where I feature a handful of the e-mailed questions I received from the previous week or so.  I try and pick a wide variety of questions. Some … Read More Here

Spending time in Boston and Washington–without leaving Virginia

Within the US there exists boatloads of cities that have identical names to those of other far more prominent cities in far away lane.  For example: Florence, SC (have spent a fair bit of time there in fact).  Or Paris, … Read More Here

Friday Tidbits (lots of them!)

All sorts of things moving and shaking around here, most of which will bubble up to the surface in the next few weeks.  In the meantime, here’s a few random notables for the week thus far. What my iPhone history … Read More Here