As the weather warms up, it’s time to get your bike ready for riding outside. So let’s discuss what’s important from the time you pull your bike out until the time you park it after a ride.
If you haven't already, this is a great time to look at what you’ve accomplished and to start planning for 2015.
Last August I turned 63. At 6' tall I was over 245 lb. I had always been somewhat athletic (a scholarship football player in college) but certainly never anything close to an elite athlete. As I got older I was able to hold my own in the local touch football league, and during the first running craze in the '70's when [...]
I started to worry when I noticed the wetsuits. Hanging over the bars where we had to rack our bikes in the transition area were several wetsuits. Hmmm. The website said the water would be in the mid-70s, and you can trust anything you read on the Internet, right? But there were all those wetsuits. Well, whatever, I th[...]
I had set my eyes on the Naperville all women's sprint triathlon four years ago and I trained with a beginner's training program from beginnertriathlete.com for four months for the 750k swim, 14 mile bike, and 5k run. Cut to a week before the race, and I get the biggest news of my life...I'm pregnant! Although obviousl[...]
Go to the bar or go to the workout? It all started late last summer, I was looking back at what my life had become over the past few years. I figured out that I was one of the citie's biggest bar-stars, going out 4-6 nights a week, somehow staying out until 2am and getting up in the morning, going to work, [...]
The Distance: 600 meter swim. 18 mile bike. A 5k run. The race, Iron Girl Syracuse. Experience...amazing.The day before. Starting out calm, but feeling my nerves increase like the tide coming in. My sister-in-law, God bless her, drove up with her youngest (15 years old) to chee[...]