Category Archives: Mistakes
Grand Columbian Super Tri, Grand Coulee, WA – 09/15/2012 I’ve raced at this event twice before, first at the Olympic distance, then at the Half-Iron. At both of those races I felt things were fairly well organized, well run, and … Continue reading
Portland Marathon, Portland, OR – 10/9/2011 A couple months ago I noticed the Portland marathon was happening the day after my birthday. I decided that, instead of my usual birthday plan of getting hammered and staggering home around dawn, I … Continue reading
Every now and then I do something colossally stupid that probably ought to kill me but I somehow luck my way through and survive. Saturday was one of those days.
World’s Toughest Half, Auburn, CA – 05/22/2011 (most of the pictures are by Facchino Photography, but some are by my dad) On race morning, I got up at 4am and had my pre-race meal: turkey deli meat, Safeway deli pasta, … Continue reading
Every now and then I do something really dumb. In the past two weeks I outdid myself. Stupid Thing #1 I bought a pair of Vibram Bikila LS shoes to give the old barefoot running thing a try. I knew … Continue reading
ChelanMan, Chelan, WA – 07/18/2010 (Since this was my first tri ever, it’s a little extra long. Enjoy!) Back in December, 2009, I took the suggestion of a personal trainer at the gym and started training for a triathlon. He … Continue reading
I’m trying out some of the methodology in Strength Training for Triathletes. Yesterday was ‘test day’, in which I was to figure out the “1RM” (one rep max) for each of my chosen exercises. This meant picking a weight I … Continue reading