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Here’s Why I am Such a “PITA” Sometimes…

  I can be a big-time stickler for details - a proverbial pain-in-the-ass if you will :), when it comes to how we perform the basic and fundamental exercises that are designed to help us improve. Anyone who's ever worked with me knows that. I tell the truth, and...

Can an “old” injury literally haunt you for years?

Let's say you're walking down the sidewalk one day and you get a tiny little pebble inside of your shoe. You feel it instantly, and it hurts for a moment. You might even yell, "ouch!" So you stop. Take off your shoe and turn it upside down and shake. The pebble falls...

Is It Possible You’re Dehydrated?

Since we're now well into the month of June and the warm (hot?) weather has returned to the northern hemisphere and in particular, my old home of New England :), I thought it would be a great idea to share a few thoughts hydration related.  Now, I know what you're...

021: Why The Front Plank Is A Dumb Exercise (Podcast)

[powerpress] Hi Everyone! You might be surprised to read that I think the front plank could be considered a sort of “dumb” exercise, IF YOUR goal is to improve your durability as a runner and reduce your risk of injury. As an endurance athlete, core stability is what you’re after. Certainly, the front plank can […]

Is Fasting a “Fountain of Youth?”

Various forms of intermittent fasting have become all the rage recently. And there’s good reason for it – too many of us consume too many calories daily – with 30% of the American population now categorized as clinically obese, the time HAS come for us to make some real changes. For me, I’ve done some […]

What is the ONE THING You NEED to both survive this pandemic and reach your potential?

I did a conference call recently with a group of triathletes who were seeking advice. They wanted to talk training, “secrets” to success, how I got to Kona, and definitely DID NOT want to talk about Corona! I for one, was happy about that! I do think that, in a way, it all comes back […]

Are you helping or hurting your chance for a great race with your pre-race meal?

I've seen it happen so often over the years - you've trained hard for weeks and months, doing everything you can to be ready to have a great race. And then your stomach goes south - at the worst possible time during the race.  It sucks when that happens. There's...

Triathletes: Have We Needlessly Overcomplicated Training Intensity?

"K.I.S.S."  - Just about every experienced smart person ever Back in the late 90s, in my very early days as a triathlete, I worked with Coach Troy Jacobson. Troy taught me a lot about how to train. One of my earliest “lessons” came when I went to one of his...

Boston Marathon Race Week: Old Habits Die Hard!

"Mistakes are the portals for discovery."  - James Joyce "There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order to things." - Niccolo Machiavelli "The...

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