• Athlete's Plate

I am really excited about showcasing this menu today because it is for a blogger who is a superb athlete who does not hide from sweating or eating.  In all honesty the blog could be called Sweat, Eat, Sweat More, Keep Eating and it would hit the nail on the head. The times that this blogger can put up will make you stare in awe.  Speed just seems to come out of every pore, followed by some carb loading (although I believe that is to be done before hand right?)  The posts that are written are funny and leave you with a question to...

  • Product Reviews

As you may or may not know I was in beautiful Boulder, Colorado this past weekend for the Fitness and Health Bloggers Conference 2011 and all I can come up with in all my great vocabulary is:  WOW!  Your first thought/question is most likely:  Why WOW?  Tell me more about this conference as I want to be amazed as well. Let's start out with the fact that the conference took place in Boulder, Colorado.  Home of the athlete.  If I am not mistaken I believe this is/was considered the healthiest city in the United States.  I could not find...

  • Train

When I first started this journey into triathlon I would have labeled myself a runner who can bike fairly well and is a horrible swimmer.  If you are a long time reader of this site then you know that I started working with Coach C because of my horrible swimming (read post here.) In my first triathlon I walked the last 50 yards of the pool swim.  I was gassed and it did not matter how much I had swam before event I was not good, nor was I getting better.  I used to dread Sunday nights when I knew that Monday would bring a swim session, b...

  • Athlete's Plate

Today's nominee is somebody that I have a lot of respect for.  I have exchanged a number of emails with this person prior to the nomination so I was excited when Allison sent me the email.  This blogger is fast, and I mean fast.  He has qualified for Boston and I believe he can go faster because he works at his craft.  He does not take his ability for granted and keeps working at it and I admire that. This week's Athlete's Plate is in honor of Jim Weatherly of 50 after 40. Breakfast #1 (Pre-Workout) - The Natural Peanut But...

  • Train

Back in October I posted about yoga's 5 principles and its benefits to triathletes.  Lately I have been feeling some fatigue in my left hamstring, glute, and pirformis.  It has been aching and I finally decided to go back to my roots of yoga to see if that would help, and it has done wonders for me.  That sore/ache feeling has subsided and the last two days I have been able to turn in very good runs off the bike. I typically do my yoga stretching after my strength and during my core workout.  The strength sessions tend to tighten up my m...

  • Train

This entire lifestyle of endurance racing is about not just being physically ready to perform on race day but being mentally ready.  I believe that we can do anything we put our mind to.  There is no task that is insurmountable, there are just tasks that we have not solved yet.  If we look at the issue objectively and not from an emotional point of view then that issue gets whittled down. [caption id="attachment_2691" align="alignright" width="201" caption="Are There Other Choices Besides Smiling?"][/caption] Yesterday I posted ab...

  • Train

[caption id="attachment_2682" align="aligncenter" width="337" caption="Source: blog29daysto.com"][/caption] I recently read that an Ironman event, and I would say Half-Ironman event, is about problem solving.  I wish I could remember where it was I read that but today it really hit home. Before I tell you about what happened to me today I will go into the fact that I have been thinking about this just about every time I go into a training session.  The reason I believe in this whole-heartedly is that the age grouper will be out on the c...

  • Race Reports

Kevin Neumann is a member of the League of Extraordinary Tri-Geeks.  He has a great sense of humor and is always helpful with training and racing.  When you think all-around Kevin's name should come to mind.  If he isn't going out on 4 hour bike rides, or helping folks with conversions from Blogger to WordPress he is working hard at his part-time job (I say that because triathlon is full-time) and helping his wife Jennifer around the house.  So when I think of defining somebody as all-around this is what I think of. Kevin re...

  • Race

.....with my mind and my body on a daily basis and I love it. Yesterday morning I was reading a comment by Michael of Slowly Tri-ing on my post about tips for new triathletes.  She mentioned not getting enough rest and how her body is reacting to 430am workouts and then evening workouts as well.  She got injured and most likely due to not enough rest and trying to get it all in. It got me thinking about how we treat ourselves during these training sessions and even recovery.  We are not professional athletes so we don't have the opport...

  • Athlete's Plate

I hope you like the new logo.  Rita Barry of Fitblogger did a great job and I cannot thank her enough.  A quick not to let you know that I am the Food/Nutrition Editor of Fitblogger so if you have a post that you want featured on the site please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak4fbb1ee2a9d04a3c8aacd942c6ff22ce').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy4fbb1e...

Page 1 of 3