Tag Archive | Triathlon

9.28: Kerrville Sprint Tri

I was going to do my first olympic-length tri this weekend, but had to downgrade to a sprint, now that my lifestyle revolves around plantar fasciitis. Today was the sprint; tomorrow are the olympic and half-iron distances. I stayed at the Inn of the Hills last night—a stone’s throw from the swim start. Now that’s […]

What $3000 Gets You: Road vs. Tri Bike

The dude over at Fit Recovery (Jim) put together a handy post outlining the difference between road and tri bikes. He compares a Trek Speed 7 with a Madone 4.6. Obviously, a road bike like the Madone is far more versatile, but Jim stacks the photos of the two bikes, making for an easy comparison […]

5.27: Volunteering at Cap Tex Tri

This morning I was a volunteer on the swim course of the Cap Tex Tri. This race pays big money, so I saw Olympians and pros coming out of the water, all sleek and dolphiny and totally intense as they zipped past on the way to their bikes. Even more exciting, though, was that this […]

5.5: Rookie Tri Race Report

The 10th annual Rookie Triathlon (a nice, short season opener) was this morning and it was full of challenges, rewards, and lessons. I’ll enumerate some of the lessons learned here. First of all, I was so glad that I’d done a dry run of the bike course last week, because I took a different route to […]

3.5.13: Eek, 2 Months

I’ve just realized that my first triathlon of the season, the Rookie, is 2 months from today. And I haven’t been in the water since July. Haven’t been biking much either (except for riding my zippy road bike to work) since I began training with Rogue Running in January—I can’t remember the last time I […]

17: Chlorinated Meditation

Chlorine’s atomic number is 17. John Donne’s Meditation 17 contains his famous phrase “No man is an island.” In fuller context, he says “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is […]

On the 7th Day, God Did an Easy 3

There’s an old Runners World column by John “The Penguin” Bingham (my kind of runner) in which he chats about messages on running shirts. For a photo shoot for a NYT story on running, he wore a shirt that proclaimed “I’m slow. I know. Get over it.” (See, REALLY my kind of runner.) He describes […]