Category Archives: How To

How To Increase Bike Power

Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results…..Albert Einstein Biking has always been my weak link in triathlon, whether it’s the sprint distance or the Ironman distance.  I somehow just thought that if I kept … Continue reading

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The Antique

I wish I could see all of the things my camera can see at night. This past week, Ann and I went to the old family farm to do lots and lots of manual labor, but hopefully also relax and … Continue reading

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How to Fix Sagging Floors.

I was going to call this “How to Keep Your House from Falling Down”, but didn’t want to sound overly dramatic.  Back in the summer we were doing some work on the old family farm.  We noticed an area in … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up Irene’s Mess

As I alluded to previously, we had to figure out a way to get 2 mangled boat lifts out of the water.  The weather was nice that day, but the water was still pretty choppy, making the process much more … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene…

Nine days ago as I prepared for hurricane Irene’s arrival I was thinking I’m either going to be in Raleigh with no power and eating out of an ice cooler, or down at the Pamlico River with no power and … Continue reading

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How to Paint a Metal Roof and Live to Tell About It.

With our recent White Lake 70.3 race in the books, we’ve had some time for some “unstructured workouts where Coach pretty much says keep the workouts minimal or just cross-train type activities.  Well our next 5 day period of May … Continue reading

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Learning How to Swim Faster….Again.

Triathlon swimming is tricky.  I think it’s God’s way of leveling the playing field so that the strong cyclist or runner won’t totally dominate any given race. If you recall, last year I started my 2nd Ironman journey after about … Continue reading

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Bulletproof New Year’s Resolutions – Altitude Adjustment

We all make New Year’s Resolutions. But when you look back on the previous year, do you even remember what your resolution was?  If not, you’re not alone.  Only 12% actually keep their resolutions from year to year according to … Continue reading

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Pictures from the Lunar Eclipse

On Monday afternoon I read that Monday night/Tuesday morning would be a pretty cool Lunar eclipse.  I decided that would be pretty cool to try and get a photo of.  So I did some quick research to try and figure … Continue reading

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Staying Hydrated on your Long Ride/Run

Over the past several days I’ve received several questions from folks regarding how I avoid hydration/cramping type issues on the bike/run. The past several weeks I’ve been doing more group rides on the weekends, 2 of which  have involved 700+ … Continue reading

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