It was a successful day for me, winning the W70-74 age group. I also broke the course record which I set last year, and, although it counts for nothing except...
I was sitting in my studio over-looking the ancient riverbed that makes up the canyon my backyard sits above. The phone rang, I didn’t recognize the number, but, thought, hey, what the heck, I’ll answer it any way (I usually don’t if I don’t know the number) as it may be a complete surprise and bring good fortune.
I’m glad I answered. It was a complete surprise and it did bring good fortune.
It was the iconic show, Sunday Morning, hosted by Charles Osgood.
I was asked by the show’s producer if I thought winning mattered?
Without hesitation I said, “Yes, of course, winning matters.” He then asked, “Why”? And, I answered with unwavering conviction, “Because, I never met a person who couldn’t wait to get up and fail”.
Maastricht is an ancient city, with a very interesting history, culture and relevance, in fact, the Treaty on European Union was signed here in 1992 to integrate Europe...
Running after a long bike ride is a big "ask." We've already spent multiple hours working our bodies hard. And now we have to summon the energy and mental courage to cover many miles by foot. But, as my husband is fond of reminding me: You asked for this. So hadn't we better find a way to handle this triathlon run – a way that doesn't leave us questioning what went wrong?...
This week's question comes from Ron:
"I am training for an upcoming triathlon. Would I be able to do your cleanse program during my hard training phase?"
As I have transitioned into a new job as the Brigade Operations Officer for 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division - my time and my recovery from training are both becoming more and more important.
My time for training is absolutely critical because I must be judicious and efficient with my time in my new job. It isn’t uncommon to work late into the evening hours and report back for work early the next morning before the sun has risen.
If you’re unfamiliar with this event, it’s worth knowing a little something about it.
This twenty-eight year old event is iconic. It’s a weekend-long festival which includes three races: a long course (Half Ironman), a mountain bike sprint and an Olympic distance race. And all racing is done on terrain that is scary tough – it’s not for the faint of heart.
Luis Alvarez is a Triathlete, Businessman, Alpinist, and Entrepreneur. "Every time I do an Ironman, I'm inspired to do another, and crossing the finish line is one of the most rewarding experience in my lifetime".
Luis is also founder of "Asociación de Triatletas Mexicanos" (ATM), an organization that promotes the ‘Non Drafting Legal Triathlons.' Luis applied to the Guinness Book of World Records for finishing every single Ironman race on the World Triathlon Corporation circuit.
1992 was my first triathlon racing season. I was 48 and a total novice.
Flash forward 23 years and the good news is: I’ve had 23 great years. The not-so-good news is: I’m now racing as a 71-year-old.
Clearly, I’m coming into the home stretch and can now see a finish line that wasn’t there when I was forty-eight. But, I’m not done with this adventure yet