Motivate Me?

Motivation is something athletes are always seeking, but can be elusive to obtain. Motivation can put a lesser skilled athlete on the podium standing over his more gifted and talented peers. It is the life blood of training. Simply put motivation is how much an individual wants to achieve a goal, but sources of motivation…

Ironman Mont Tremblant Race Report

Ironman Mont Tremblant is THE best race venue I have ever been to. Including Kona (sorry, but in my opinion it’s true).  The entire set up is incredible and the people of this town…. They are by far the best spectators, hosts and volunteers I have ever experienced. Race morning began at 4am. Normal pre…

Why Leading A Blind Athlete Through A Triathlon Changed My Life

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, I learned so much about life yesterday. I wrote to you last week about my decision to lead blind triathlete Jeremy Winters through the Music City Triathlon. It wasn’t much of a decision really, it was something I knew that I was going to do from the beginning. I never…

Fat to Fit

I am sitting on a plane on the way to Kailua Kona, Hawaii, where I will be competing in the 2008 Ironman World Championship. Living in Bend, Oregon suggests that I get to Kona 2 weeks early to get acclimated to the heat and humidity not to mention that it will allow me to spend…

Ironman Hawaii 2007; What a Day!!!

As many of you know I went to the Ironman in Kona this year to support my brother Chris in his final prep, and on race day, meanwhile getting in some good training for Ironman Florida. Well, let me tell you it was quite a day out there full of excitement and plenty of emotion.…

It's Kona time again!!!

So it is race day morning in Kona, 1:30 A.M. Yes, you read it right 1:30, the race doesn't even start for another 5 hours, and I am up do to nerves. I swear The funny thing is i am not even racing!! Matt Lieto here, brother of Mr. Trifuel, and race day favorite Chris…

Brian Boyle Completes Amazing Journey to Reach the Ironman World Championship in Kona

Only three years removed from a life-threatening car accident, Brian Boyle overcame near death to fulfill his dream of competing in a triathlon. Brian Boyle, an undergraduate student at St. Mary’s College in Maryland, will compete at the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The event, scheduled for October 13, 2007, is a grueling…

Going For Broke

I first met Dan Dantzler when he came in for a bike fitting. After working for two hours on his fit, we were getting close, but still had a ways to go. This was not a normal fit; Dan had one leg that was significantly shorter than the other. Dan grew up playing sports. He…

Coming Back From Catastrophe

I don't remember much; the light turned green and we took off. I have a vague recollection of a “crunch.” I was told in the emergency room that I had been struck broad-side by a car sending me cart wheeling over 20 feet. The first thing I did was move my fingers and toes, and…

Fear of Flying

As I sit here on a plane while returning from a business trip to Ohio, I realized that flying to me is similar to my training and athletic endeavors. See, I was always afraid to fly and when I first flew, I would get nervous and get sweaty palms and sick to my stomach. The…

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