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Do the Dome?

Mar/31/2015 in Focus Aid, General

I started writing this as a technical document but let’s face it. I should be doing other things and so should you so I will write this more as an abstract. Over the course of the last 4 years I have been to many test facilities...

Spring’s Here

Mar/24/2015 in Focus Aid, General

As the sun sets on the winter it is time to transition from logging hours to logging intensity. It is time to put away the heavy coats and thick layers and take out the rain jackets and lighter weight jackets. All winter thus...

When It’s Great

Mar/03/2015 in General

I often get asked what my best race to date has been. There is no one major standout, there has been quite a few out of my skin performances over the years. In the beginning there were a lot of memorable races and even more...

The Perfect Long

Feb/24/2015 in Focus Aid, General

What is your long workout? If you are training for a marathon do you need to build up to an 18, 20, 24, or do a full marathon leading into race day? How about if you are training to ride a century? ...

Pick a Coach

Feb/10/2015 in Focus Aid, General

Many people have reached out to me via email, twitter, and facebook asking questions about coaching.  Do they need a coach, how to pick a coach, who would I recommend.  I will cover the topic here. Do you really need a coach? Most people do need a coach. ...

Tri to Travel

Jan/27/2015 in Focus Aid, General

Are you bored with triathlon?  Do you know every course in your area like the seams in your bar tape?  Are you trying other endurance sports to satisfy your thirst for competition?  Maybe it is time for change, maybe it is time to travel. Triathlon has...

Brand Loyalty

Jan/20/2015 in Focus Aid, General

"Become more valuable to them then they are to you." ~Tom Schuler I have always had a deep appreciation for sponsorships because these companies are taking money out of their bottom line to support you. When you enter into a sponsorship, you are more than just...

Changing it up

Jan/13/2015 in Focus Aid, General

I frequently get asked about bicycle and human geometry on the bike.  So many people feel that they can make large gains with respect to positioning and want to try something new but they just do not know what to change.  The age old mindset...

Kona Race Review

Jan/06/2015 in General, Race Reviews

On August 16 I learned that I had a stress fracture in my sacrum and stress reaction in my femur so I took 4 weeks completely off, which meant skipping 70.3 World Championships so I could be healthy for Ironman World Championships.  When I say...

State of Long Distance Tri, Part III

Sep/23/2014 in Focus Aid, General

This will be a 3 Part blog: Part 1 will consist of Up to speed, Challenge is coming, Prize Purses, Battle of the Sexes Part 2 will consist of Where & When, Sponsors, Race Coverage, World Champs Part 3 will consist of Starky Says STARKY SAY'S Let’s be real, the...