Monthly Archives: March 2013

Two Oceans Ultra Marathon – Part 3

So folks... the time has nearly come. Chances are the next time you hear from me will be from South Africa as I am being picked up tomorrow morning at 4:30 AM to be whisked off to JFK airport in NYC. I want to think everything is done. I haven't actually packed everything into bags yet, but that's my job today. I need to make another quick run to the store (drive that is) and then I can pack up. And I think once that is done, I will feel really "ready". I did just check in online though and printed my boarding pass so mark that off the to do list.
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Two Oceans Ultra Marathon – Part 2

My last long run is done. I don't know if my training formula was perfect but I don't think it was a bad one. My rationale is this; I have "faked" my way through many marathons with much less training than I have put into this effort. So.... I would consider myself in pretty good marathon shape.
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Perfectly Flawed

I don’t need perfect. I don’t even  like perfect. Perfection scares me because I know that if one experiences or witnesses perfection, its sustainability is improbable at best and more likely impossible…. If it even existed in the first place. Sure we all use the word pretty freely to describe some incredibly favorable and positive … [...]
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The Thing About ST

This weekend I had the pleasure of hanging out with one of the good ones. Check that – one of the great ones. Legendary triathlete Scott Tinley was in the Philadelphia area for a couple of events and I had the honor of hanging and being a part of the gatherings thanks to our mutual [...]
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Two Oceans Ultra Marathon – Part 1

In 2012 I felt like my race calendar was getting a little stagnant. I still loved what I was doing but some of the races I was doing were starting to feel like just another day at the office. I have raced 11 ironman triathlons and 20 marathons and God knows how many shorter course events – and I love those distances and races. But I was searching for something different, or bigger, or just “more”.
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