Race Report: ITU Duathlon World Championship 2016 (Avilés, Spain)

This was the most improbable race!  A week ago, I said I couldn’t do it.  The night before the race, I said I couldn’t do it.  And, entering T2, I said that I certainly couldn’t do it.  Never in the 35+ years that I’ve been a competitive runner and cyclist– and in all the hundreds and hundreds of races that I’ve done– I have never faced so much doubt about my ability to do a race.  Yet somehow it came together.  It wasn’t pretty or gloriously fast, but it came together nonetheless.  This race report won’t talk about all the amazingly cool things about the race—it will focus mostly on my injuries and how a World Championship somehow came together despite it all. Continue reading

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How I Travel with my Bike

Bike in Front of Washington MonumentI travel with my bike… a lot.  Well not as much as a professional cyclist.  But for an everyday age-group athlete, it’s a lot of traveling with my bike.  Most of the folks I talk to are petrified about damaging their bikes but I’ve had hardly any issues in the hundreds of thousands of miles that I’ve flown with my bike.  Here is a quick review of how I do it.

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Product Review: Omnium Bike Trainer

Omnium Trainer Folded UpThis is a product review of a super-portable bike trainer that really works.  Its called an Omnium bike trainer.  It folds up small, can fit in a carry-on bag (although you’ll probably want to check it), and can go just about anywhere.  Mine has been around the globe and goes with me every time I take a bike.  Here’s a quick review– and why you should get one soon. Continue reading