Race Report: 2013 Vineman Full Triathlon

The alarm began to wail  at 2:45am. It was July 27, 2013 and I was in an expensive yet crappy Quality Inn in Sonoma County, California. I had no right to be there. What was I thinking? Why was I waking up at this ungodly hour to prepare for the 2013 Vineman Full Triathlon – a triathlon the same length as …

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. …

My Failure at Stanford Treeathlon

The Stanford Treeathlon and I haven’t had much luck. Some day, I will start the race. But, it wasn’t today. Not the fault in any way of the Stanford Treeathlon, but my luck at this race continues to be unsuccessful. Unfortunately for me, I’m having lower back pain – sometimes it’s hard to even walk, and it’s even more painful …