Triathlon: Team or Individual Sport?

Recently, a tiff began between Lance Armstrong and someone doing an Olympic triathlon on Twitter. In this case, I agree with Lance. Triathlon should be, and always should be, an individual sport. Here is the article and my response: From http://www.examiner.com/article/triathlete-lance-amstrong-twitter-tiff-with-olympian-simon-whitfield: Twitter by newly-minted pro triathlete Lance  Armstrong has stirred up a hornets nest of controversy in the world of triathlon. …

Mary Jane Falls & Cathedral Rock Trail Report: Running Hypoxic

[singlepic id=1373 w=320 h=240 float=left]An airplane cabin, at altitude, is only pressurized to an altitude of 8,000 feet. Being a pilot, I experience that altitude all the time and I feel comfortable with it. It’s a whole different world trying to trail run at that altitude, however, particularly when the top of the hike is at almost 9,000 feet. That’s …

Race Report: 2012 US Half Marathon

[singlepic id=1328 w=320 h=240 float=left]San Francisco’s US Half Marathon (The “Other” Half as they call it, as there is also a US Half in November) has a few major pluses and many minor minuses, but overall the race can’t be beat for beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown San Francisco. In fact, in many ways, this race is …