© 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.
© 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?
© Nils Nilsen 2015Part 1Introduction. Recap of Week 6. Preview of Week 5. N.B: Joel & I count down to race week, which we call "Week 0." So Week 6 starts seven weeks out from race day.Rather than doing a big retrospective right before the race, which never seems to work out very well (e.g. "The … Continue reading Kona Diary 2016. Presented by MATCHSPORTS.
© Kevin Mackinnon 2016Ironman Mont-TremblantMont-Tremblant, QC, Canada ★ 2016.08.21A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. - George S. PattonJust prior to the race, I read Mara Abbott's recap of her race in Rio. After leading for most of the day in a courageous solo breakaway, Abbott was … Continue reading A Good Plan Executed
© Eric Wynn 2016Ironman CairnsCairns, QLD, Australia ★ 2016.06.12I'll warn you in advance, there's a lot of hokey I-can-be-self-empowered-because-I'm-rich guru-ism in this interview done by "The Genius Network" (certainly are humble, aren't they...) of Peter Diamantis (founder of the XPrize) and Tony Robbins. I certainly do not "love" marketing, even though I will certainly admit that my role as a … Continue reading Gratitude
my Dimond mounted up on the Matchrider[Every race is a special opportunity and one that wouldn't be available without the incredible support of the companies and people that support me. I don't often partner someone new, and when I do, it's always the result of a lot of time on both sides making sure it's … Continue reading Introducing the Matchrider
© Scott Flathouse 2016Ironman TexasThe Woodlands, TX ★ 2016.05.14After spending decades studying how people deal with setbacks, psychologist Martin Seligman found that there are three P’s—personalization, pervasiveness, and permanence—that are critical to how we bounce back from hardship. The seeds of resilience are planted in the way we process the negative events in our lives. - Sheryl … Continue reading The 3 P’s
it's by no means perfect, but it helps tell the story...I wrote a long post in 2015 about my preparation for IMTX. At the time, I think I was trying to reassure myself, since when I wrote it, I was at the beginning of what turned out to be a pretty bad downward spiral. I … Continue reading The Road To The Woodlands. Redux.
© 2016 Brian ComiskeyIronman 70.3 CaliforniaOceanside, CA ★ 2016.04.02I've struggled for the past two weeks to find anything of substance to say about my season opener in Oceanside. The race unfolded pretty much the way I expected. I swam about where I usually do; the swim in Oceanside has never really suited me as you get a really … Continue reading A Family Affair. And Lessons Learned Over 7 Years.
There will be far fewer grievances with some of these gifts wrapped up at the base of your festivus pole...So I decided to follow my good friend Herbert Krabel's lead and make a holiday gift guide. These are all of my favorite products from my sponsors. When I had a mental tie on a favorite, … Continue reading Rappstar’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide