Coffee Talk

just like training, it's all about the process.I think (hope) lots of folks know that I have developed a fondness (aka obsession) with making good espresso. As you might expect, it's the technical nature that really has driven me to become so passionate. I bought the domain engineeringespresso.com, and while I am not yet ready … Continue reading Coffee Talk

Back Into The Dimond Mine: 2016 4 C’s Bike Giveaway

Your new bike (without a rider on it...). © Lesley Loughlin 20154 C's of Dimond Giveaway: C-Charity, C-Commitment, C-Confidence, & C-ChampionsOkay, so you may remember that for (roughly) the past three years, I've given away my race bike at the end of the season. For a lot of reasons (mostly that having three kids is really … Continue reading Back Into The Dimond Mine: 2016 4 C’s Bike Giveaway

Kona Diary 2016 Part 7. Race Week. Kaizen.

Is there something special about 51? I'll find out!Part 7: Kona 2016 Diary presented by MatchsportsRace Week. Kaizen.The Japanese concept of kaizen - "improvement" - is integral to endurance sport. Kaizen, for a variety of reasons, has come to be interpreted as a reference to continuous improvement, though this is not necessarily contained within the original … Continue reading Kona Diary 2016 Part 7. Race Week. Kaizen.

Kona Diary 2016 Part 6. Taper. The Fragility of Big Ideas.

Every other photo has been from a past race. Looking backwards. Now, I'm looking forward to this one. From an evening run in the Natural Energy Lab. Part 6: Kona 2016 Diary presented by Matchsports Taper. Week 2 Recap. Week 1 Preview. The Fragility of Big Ideas. Well, I made it. It always feel like more … Continue reading Kona Diary 2016 Part 6. Taper. The Fragility of Big Ideas.

Kona Diary 2016 Part 5. Week 3 Update. The Anti-Fragile Athlete.

© Eric Wynn 2012Part 5: Kona 2016 Diary presented by MatchsportsWeek 3 Recap. Week 2 Preview. The Anti-Fragile Athlete.Well, it finally happened. I reached whatever level of fatigue it takes to keep from wanting to write. I had intended to post an update last week, but that plan fell by the wayside in favor of... … Continue reading Kona Diary 2016 Part 5. Week 3 Update. The Anti-Fragile Athlete.

Kona Diary 2016 Part 4. Week 4 Recap. Week 3 Preview. How To Be Lazy.

© Eric Wynn 2012Part 4: Kona 2016 Diary presented by MatchsportsWeek 4 recap. Week 3 preview. How To Be Lazy.I have a rare treat leading into Kona this year - a friend. Andi Böcherer of Germany is staying with our neighbor for two-ish weeks leading into Kona this year. In the past week, I have … Continue reading Kona Diary 2016 Part 4. Week 4 Recap. Week 3 Preview. How To Be Lazy.

Kona Diary 2016 Part 3. Week 5 Recap. Week 4 Preview. Being Perfectly Unhappy.

© Eric Wynn 2013 Part 3: Kona 2016 Diary presented by Matchsports Week 5 recap. Week 4 preview. Being Perfectly Unhappy. I am a huge fan of Matt Inman and his comic, The Oatmeal. I liked Matt's style and dark sense of humor well before I learned he was an avid runner. Once I discovered … Continue reading Kona Diary 2016 Part 3. Week 5 Recap. Week 4 Preview. Being Perfectly Unhappy.

Kona Diary 2016 Part 2. Week 5 Update. Fourth Time’s The Charm?

© Donald Miralle 2012Part 2: Kona 2016 Diary presented by MatchsportsWeek 5 update. Fourth Time's The Charm?Current status:Swim: B+Bike: A-Run: B-This is a bit unexpected. Typically, it runs more in reverse. Running comes back the most quickly and swimming feels the worst. Biking feels okay, at least if it's not longer than about an hour. This … Continue reading Kona Diary 2016 Part 2. Week 5 Update. Fourth Time’s The Charm?