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, [...]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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. [...]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 [...]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
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, [...]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
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 [...]Continue Reading... No Comments.