#15: Dust yourself off and get back in the saddle

I set out this week to do a little bit of a redeem.  If you read last week’s post, you know that the big Saturday that was to be, well, wasn’t.  Bit of an “electrolyte induced mechanical failure” (yes, I sweat my bike computer to death) followed by a “digestion impaired gastrointestinal failure”.  No making it sound anything but awful, it was a horrible cap to an otherwise good training week.   13 hours of hard training later, I think […]

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#14: Sometimes, well, the bear eats you……….I need a sarsaparilla

***DISCLAIMER*** The following blog is not for the weak……a topic I hope never to have to discuss (or experience) again……the dude abides.What started out as a strong week headed into Saturday with great anticipation (or something).  It was to be my first full-day brick, the kind of fabled workout that gives ultradistance its mystique……the kind of workout that invokes the “You did WHAT yesterday?  Seriously, you’re nuts” defense by friends and family who enjoy less active pursuits.  The kind that […]

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#13 Whew….it’s getting too hot in this pot

It’s been said that if you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water it will try to jump out, but if you put it in at room temperature and bring the heat up slowly it will just bathe-away until it’s someone’s dinner.  No matter which side of the boiled frog as food conversation you shake out on, the concept is not much different than the life we often find ourselves in……..the slow changes in life that we don’t […]

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