Ego: the Enemy of Strava and CrossFit

Ego: the Enemy of Strava and CrossFit

The motivator is no different than the cyclist who injures his knee overexerting on a hill sprint for a made-up Strava title. It’s the same as the runner who over-strides trying to catch someone in an early season sprint workout and pulls a hamstring. It is no different from the CrossFitter who injures his back because he just won’t scale the 21-15-9 dead lift/box jump workout that he can’t complete with proper form, or the guy who half-reps his bench press so he can have 315 on the bar. It’s all about ego.

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An Important Anniversary, a New Race, and Thanks

Reflecting on a few things: A meaningful anniversary, my dad’s treatment, my next race, and thanks long overdue.

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PurpleStride San Diego “Race Report” – 13 Oct 2013

PurpleStride San Diego “Race Report” – 13 Oct 2013

During the early morning drive to Mission Bay Park for the San Diego PurpleStride 5K this past Sunday, my mom asked me if I was in “winning mode.” I chuckled, and dismissively said “No!”

Truly, I wasn’t. I wanted to get in a good run, sure, but I was there with my dad and participating in an event that’s taken on great meaning for me and my family.

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Credit Where Credit is Due – Hines Ward

Credit Where Credit is Due – Hines Ward

Well, credit to him and his coaches – Hines Ward not only completed THE Ironman, he kicked its butt recording a great time of 13 hours and 8 minutes over the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run.

Good for you, Hines! I will be proud to join you as an “Ironman” some day.

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Tarnishing a Dream: Hines Ward – Ironman?

Tarnishing a Dream: Hines Ward – Ironman?

It makes me think: if the Ironman World Championship is willing to just give entries away to people based on name recognition, but I and 99.9% of the rest of the world have to either get extremely lucky in the lottery or dedicate ourselves for hours a day over the course of years just for a hope of qualifying, is all that effort simply wasted time?

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Road Rules -Training

Well, work interferes with training (and yeah, life) once again! This time, a two-week roadie to Japan and Korea for a couple of exercise evaluations is throwing a wrench in my training at an inopportune time. With the PurpleStride 5K and Fearless Double Super Sprint, along with maybe one or two more races on the October docket, I am looking to maintain some consistency so that I don’t lose the gains of the past few months at crunch time. The question is: how can you do it so far from home for so long? Some thoughts and ideas: First, do you really need to train? If some recovery time is overdue,...
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