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Apr 112013
 
Weight Lifting for Runners

As we all know, running is a very healthy habit. It keeps your body healthy and, if you’re like me, it keeps your mind healthy as well. If running is your sole form of exercise…props to you! It is amazing that you are out there hitting the pavement (or treadmill) on a consistent basis. However, Continue Reading «Weight Lifting for Runners»

Apr 092013
 
The Battle at Galveston (70.3 in the Books!)

Race Day: Ironman Galveston 70.3 I started out race morning with butterflies in my stomach. Like every other race day, I was very nervous and anxious. All my fellow Tri OKC friends started an hour before me, so it made my wait for the eighteenth wave even longer. Sitting and waiting impatiently, I was worried Continue Reading «The Battle at Galveston (70.3 in the Books!)»

Apr 082013
 

This weekend I ran the farthest I have ever run, a whopping 12.5 miles. If you’ve been a long distance runner for a long time, I bet you remember that first time you broke through your own glass ceiling. My first time started off with a moment in my kitchen waiting for the hot professor’s Continue Reading «Romantic Runs»

Apr 062013
 

Since the Redman 70.3 last September I haven’t taken much recovery time. It has now affected my overall mental and physical state. I started my journey into the cycling/ triathlon world last April. Once I started, I went “all in”. Since last May, I have done 2 century bike rides, 7 half marathons, the triple Continue Reading «Racing Through The Pain »

Apr 052013
 
Brainwashing

Let me preface with a little background information. Jess and I are originally from Louisiana. We grew up together and started dating exclusively when I was 16 (collective awww!). He went to college in Arkansas and I joined him a year later. Since that time we have always lived away from “home”. This means no Continue Reading «Brainwashing»

Apr 032013
 
Shop Local Fitness: Why Your Support Means So Much

For those of us who live in Tulsa, we’ve got it good. I could say the same thing about Oklahoma City. Think about it, we have several locally owned running stores and bike shops. We also have the chain stores such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Academy Sports & Outdoors, and Sports Authority. However, each time Continue Reading «Shop Local Fitness: Why Your Support Means So Much»

Perceptions

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Apr 012013
 
Perceptions

I get lost in my head a lot, especially while running.  Often, my thought process is incredibly random.  For example, this morning’s run started with the formulation of a to-do list, one of my favorite things to do while running. Within five minutes, I was already onto how I think birds are both beautiful and Continue Reading «Perceptions»

Apr 012013
 
The Driving Force

I’ve been competing in triathlons for the past twelve years. I started out in 2001 with the SuperSprint Tri at OCCC in Oklahoma City and I’ve never looked back. Since then, I’ve mostly been drawn to the Half Ironman and Ironman distances. Not necessarily because I was good at them, but because it was more Continue Reading «The Driving Force»

Apr 012013
 
Schlegel'd Into A Perfect Fit

A poor fitting bike can severely impact the way you ride. If you aren’t comfortable, you won’t want to put in all the miles it takes to get as fast as you want to be. It can lead to low back pain, knee pain, hip pain, shoulder soreness, etc. In the past, I’ve had professional Continue Reading «Schlegel’d Into A Perfect Fit»

Apr 012013
 

Any time you begin something new, there is the inevitable learning curve.  That certainly holds true with my journey through triathlon.  In my first few months of training, I collected a vast assortment of bumps, scrapes, and near-drownings.  Prompting my wife to ask the classic question, “Are you sure you know what you’re doing?”  Newcomers Continue Reading «Newbie-Ville»