Professional athlete and 3-time Ironman champion

Inspiration

04/06/09
In the monotony of my day to day life (let’s face it…there’s only so much stimulation that comes from swim, bike, run, lather, rinse, repeat), you can sometimes forget how much this sport ROCKS.

I do some coaching, and I’ll be honest, the vicarious pleasure I get from seeing my athletes do well

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Just When You Think You Can’t Take Anymore…..

03/05/09
Just when you think you can’t take any more…..you always seem to get more.

It’s the way it goes in Ironman training. I get to the brink and wonder how I am going to make it through not only the next workout, but the next step. And somehow, I always find a way.

This winter seems a little like that. We’ve gotten over 5 feet of snow this winter. In December, it was nice; it made things festive for the holidays. But starting with a storm on New Year’s Eve, we didn’t see the ground for the entire month of January. Snow storm, after snow storm, after snow storm.

Finally now in March, when I felt like I could see the light at the end of the tunnel; after I was teased with a few weeks of mild-ish weather (we’re talking high 30’s and low 40’s …..this is, after all, still New England), just when I thought I couldn’t take any more…..

DUMP!



But you know what? Just like Ironman training, you soldier on and in the end….I find I am more resilient. Hah, I say. Bring on the Compu Trainer for one more week. 15 miles on the treadmill again? Fine. Bring it. After this winter, training outside will be a breeze! So bring it on, winter.

At least someone likes the snow……

 

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Bike Update

02/21/09
I’ve been on my new Kestrel for a little over a month now. http://www.kestrelbicycles.com/ While it hasn’t gotten much time out on the open road thanks to an especially brutal New England winter, it’s seen more than its fair share of Compu-Trainer time and so far, the results have me smiling! Some wattage PRs at some recent ITTs are good indications that the Kestrel Airfoil SE and I are getting on just fine….and we’ve only just begun.

I will be honest….I was nervous changing bikes. I am a creature of habit; a believer in the "if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it" philosophy. Certainly, I felt I’d ridden my old bike pretty well. I will admit, however. I was wrong. Even something that ain’t broke can be made better. I think I’ve done that with the Kestrel Airfoil SE.

Check out my new bike. I think you’ll agree, I am incredibly more aero on the Airfoil. Todd Kenyon from TTBikeFit.com and my mechanic extraordinaire, Brian Hughes from Fast Splits ( http://www.fastsplits.com/ ) have encouraged me to take advantage of the greater latitude the Kestrel offers in terms of my position. What amazed me most; I am more comfortable. Good thing, too because the weather is finally starting to turn and I’ll be spending lots more juicy time with my new BFF; my Kestrel Airfoil SE!

http://ttbikefit.com/blog/?p=256 Video and fit contrast footage courtesy of Todd Kenyon of TTBikeFit.com. Thanks, Todd

 

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Will Bike For Beer

02/09/09
Or at least I did on Sunday! In a further attempt to beat off the winter blues, and give us "snow and ice-bound" Bostonians another "race" to look forward to in these seemingly endless winter months, Fast Splits partnered with Harpoon Brewery to host the inaugural Harpoon ITT. Held in the brewery

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Awesome TP ITT Fotos!

02/03/09
Here are some great fotos from the Team Psycho ITT. Thanks David Berkowicz for taking all these great shots!!

http://david.berkowicz.org/photos/TPTT09

http://david.berkowicz.org/photos/TPTT09b

 

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Persistence. Determination. Love. The Journey!

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