Jon Teisher has not received any gifts yet
Rebecca Rusch, a well known figure in the endurance biking world, was giving a short talk the night before the Dirty Kanza. She was speaking about the self doubt some of us would face the next day. She told us of a "friend rule" she follows for whenever the voices in her head start telling her she sucks. Whenever these voices pop up, telling her she should quit or she's a loser or she is a lousy athlete, she asks herself, "Would I…Continue
Posted on June 17, 2016 at 8:49am
Turning 40 has not been good for my running.
I made a last ditch effort to go sub three at Pikes last year, and once again came up short. I lost motivation, got injured, had a disaster of a race at NYC in November (3:30, off a 1:30 first half), then quit physical activity for two full months. By far the biggest break I've ever taken from running since I picked up the sport almost three decades ago. I used all that extra time to drink beer and eat lots of junk food, packing…Continue
Posted on March 29, 2016 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments
When I signed up for Leadman back in January, I knew the wild card for me would be the hundred mile mountain bike race. I wasn’t a bike rider and I had never done a bike race before, and suddenly I was registered for one of the most famous mountain bike races in the world. I projected nothing but confidence, telling anyone who would listen that if I could run 100 miles then biking 100 miles would be cake. But inside I was really worried I had blown $850 and had given all my friends a…Continue
Posted on August 13, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment
So far the hardest part of Leadman training has been finding the time to squeeze it all in. For some reason, work still expects me to put in at least 40 hours a week despite my quest, and the wife still expects me to do stuff around the house. Hell, my dog won't even give me a pass on taking her out for a walk at least twice a day. Despite that horrible oppression, for April I got in 34 hours running and 28 hours of riding. May saw 43 hours of running and 25 hours on the bike.
Posted on June 4, 2014 at 9:55pm