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First, I’ve been advised NOT to write this post. That it’s offensive to who we are and what we do. So, here goes…
Carbon everything, Deep Dish Wheel, Disc, Aero helmet, Di2 shifters, power meters, the best and baddest supplies money can buy, and Chris Carmichael as your personal coacyh. You’ve been training like a Spartan for months. Your kids barely even know you are you. Your family thinks you’re crazy. You are on a tear to get a PR. All this for a shot at glory! Right?
Ahem (throat clear), let’s get the picture a little clearer…shall we?
I am a huge proponent of setting goals, developing a plan, and seeing things through. But, now at 35 years wise, a family, and a slew of races under my belt I have to ask myself; what was all the fuss about? What was going on in my head? Why did I take myself so seriously? Who did I think I was…a triathlete? Continue reading
Today, I drove up to Philadelphia to have some testing done at Cadence Cycling and Multisport. Specifically, I had my Lactate Threshold tested on the bicycle. Now, why would a person drive 2 hours to get pin-pricked and draw blood all while peddling a bicycle? Easy answer: I had to be honest with myself and see where my current level of fitness stands.
As an an age-group triathlete I have had a lot of success, but over the course of the last three years my wife, Jamie, and I have brought two children into the world and as you can imagine priorities changed, comfortable nights sleep became a rarity, and the training began to tail off from “pre-baby” days. I still kept my coaching package with Cadence and I continued to train, but I would be lying if I told you I never missed a workout. I’d be lying if I told you I never leaned over and purposely turned the alarm off to catch up on sleep. I’d be lying if I told you, “Ah, I’ll make it up tomorrow.” I’d be lying if I told you I’m just as fit as I used to be. I know someone who doesn’t lie. He’s called “the Mirror.” Continue reading
We think we’re onto to something here in Atlantic City, NJ. In our inaugural year we were voted “One of America’s Top Destination Vacation Races” by Active.com. Besides the amazing FREE beaches, the billion dollar casinos, and the fantastic dining and shopping opportunities, the Atlantic City International Triathlon just might provide the best race course on the east coast.
Why? Well, let’s start with our swim course. Now, last year we used the Atlantic Ocean as our pool and mother nature had some harsh words for us come race morning. To make her happy (and the many athletes who requested) we have relocated to the Back Bay. The bay is calm, flat body of water that is extremely safe. It also gives us the opportunity to add a sprint component to this event. We’re confident our swim course will give athletes everything they expect when it comes to the swim…reliability that we will HAVE a swim. No matter how hard the wind blows, or how much rain falls, the Back Bay gives us the best option to consistently provide a swim, bike, run event. Continue reading