• From my balcony in SD - not bad.

    On The Road

    Posted on February 20, 2013 by jay in Uncategorized.

    I’ve been traveling quite a bit for work these last few months. One of my duties was delivering information to turf professionals around the state at weekly “road-shows.” This entailed traveling for one day a week and giving an hour presentation about new herbicides for turfgrass weed control. It was fun to interact with our stakeholders, [...]

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  • Off Season Tips to Stay Sane

    Posted on December 21, 2012 by jay in Uncategorized.

    Most everyone appreciates down time from training. In its place, we should spend time reflecting upon our past and planning for the future. In this post, I’ll rant about how great training is in Alabama; I’ll give some tips to stay sane over the winter months; and I’ll entertain you with a poem. Alabama winters are mild. [...]

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  • Ironman Florida. Life’s a Beach. Don’t Get Sand In Your Crack

    Posted on November 5, 2012 by jay in Uncategorized.

    Ironman Florida was my third full and first full as a pro. These races are basically a 4-day event, which is difficult considering my busy day-job. Vicky and I took off work and arrived in Panama City on Thursday morning for the mandatory meeting and packet pick-up. We were fortunate enough to stay with Kyle Johnson [...]

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  • Augusta 70.3 Report

    Posted on October 2, 2012 by jay in Uncategorized.

    My first pro race turned out better than I had imagined. Whether it’s fatigue or improper recovery from back-to-back racing weekends (Hyvee and Vegas), the legs just haven’t felt great. In fact, I wrote Eric last Thursday after some short tempo sets – that were way below par – to express my frustration. In short, [...]

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  • Muncie, Less than 70.3

    Posted on July 29, 2012 by jay in Uncategorized.

    Temperatures on Friday afternoon were 104 degrees in downtown Muncie, where race registration and packet pick-up were being held. My wife, Vicky, and our friends Travis and Kathryn had driven four hours from Lexington, KY that morning. We had guessed that race organizers would move the start times up by however much as sunrise would [...]

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