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Mix & Match

Feb/27/2014 in Focus Aid, General

How did I do that? I really had to ask myself that about last 70.3 Panama's result. Coming straight out of the dead of winter without any structured speed or tempo work and close out a top 5...

Sweet & Salty

Jan/21/2014 in Focus Aid, General

People are often asked if they are "Sweet or Salty" referring to their preference in snack food. In this house I am sweet, cookies and brownies, and my wife loves her salty chips, preferably salt and vinegar. Yet this winter we are celebrating them both...

Boxers or Briefs

Jan/14/2014 in Focus Aid, General

We all remember the old Hanes commercial with Michael Jordan, boxers or briefs. The era where the masses shifted to Joe Boxer from the good old classic whitie tighties, but that is not what I am talking about today. I am using the term as...

Special Service Course 101

Dec/17/2013 in Focus Aid, General

At the end of every season I go over my bikes with fine tooth comb making sure they are ready to carry my dreams for the next season. I change out a lot of parts, lube and service bearings, and check everything for wear....

Watts UP!

Dec/10/2013 in Focus Aid, General

I could bore you by explaining every detail of my training, but all everybody wants to see right now is the graphics. Before I delve into that I have to thank PowerTap for continuously evolving their product, software, and user interface. If you are looking...

Poor PERFORM-ance

Oct/17/2013 in Focus Aid, General

After the race last weekend I was cleaning my equipment and when I pulled my straw from my aero bottle I saw this: All summer I have trained with the following products: Ironman Perform powder, Gu Roctane, Gatorade, and Gu Brew. Never did my straw change...

Kona Bike Build

Sep/03/2013 in Focus Aid, General

There are mind and mood altering drugs that we are warned about growing up, including the expenses and the negative effects on the body...

What is Yaw?

Aug/20/2013 in Focus Aid, General

I have made this very simple so the average Joe can understand what the industry is offering and all of the FTP LT techies can nitpick it apart and tell you what I am missing. Also make sure your calculator is in degrees and not...

Mastering Rev3 South Carolina USAT Long Course Nats

Aug/06/2013 in Focus Aid, General

Rev3 South Carolina is an excellent pick for USAT LC Nationals. If the swim starts are spread out like they are for SC nationals it will be the strongest that conquers. Swim: The swim is a counter clockwise swim in Lake Hartwell around a peninsula so...

Swamping

Apr/09/2013 in Focus Aid, General

First off, I have joined twitter nation @Starykowicz so now you can follow me and get even more insight to my random thoughts.Swamping as defined by the Google dictionary is the "present participle of swamp" which means NOTHING!The dictionary for mudding refers to mud which is...