Porta Swim Challenge

DATE: SATURDAY MARCH 12, 2011. Porta Pool Swim Challenge – the morning of Saturday, March 12th at the Porta High School Swimming Pool in Petersburg, IL . This will be a fundraising eventto benefit the activities and needs of the Porta (community) Swimming Pool. Participants will have the opportunity to swim ½ mile, 1 mile, or 2 miles in a 60 minute period (no awards will be given, BUT … [Read more...]

Allerton Park Trail Race

My goals for the 2010 Allerton Park Trail Race were #1: not finish behind anyone in costume and #2 beat my time from 2007.  While I achieved goal #2, I'm not sure about goal #1. This race was not an A race but one I had focused on since my Ironman.  While I had good intentions my training did not match my desire.  However, I did put in more effort than usual for the this time of year for this … [Read more...]

Sand Creek Trail Race

The euphoria of the Ironman finish has turned into aimless wandering without focus.  I decided to try and get out of my funk by targeting some late season running races.  One of those is the Allerton Park Train Run on Halloween.  In my search of the Allerton Park Train Run I happened upon the first annual Sand Creek Trail Race in support of Special Operations Warrior Foundation.  The Foundation … [Read more...]

2010 Ford Ironman Wisconsin

Dan and I made the last minute decision to drive up to Madison on Thursday instead of Friday.  This turned out to be a critically important decision.  Because we made it up to Madison early we were able to get through registration before the crowd and had time to ride portions of the course. The drive was uneventful.  Having someone to talk to made the time pass and relieved some stress.  … [Read more...]

Bicycle/Pedestrian Way Plan Public Engagement Workshop

You are invited to join the Bicycle Advisory Council and the Springfield Area Transportation Study to discuss ideas regarding the new bike paths and improved conditions for runners, walkers, and cyclists. … [Read more...]

For Speediest Athletes, It’s All In The Center Of Gravity

In the record books, the swiftest sprinters tend to be of West African ancestry and the faster swimmers tend to be white. … [Read more...]

Cavendish says Worlds course is too difficult

“According to what people had been telling me beforehand the rainbow jersey was a possibility, but now that I’ve been able to check it out for myself, I’ll have to revise my ambitions.” … [Read more...]


It's been 1 week since I last had caffeine.  I'm going caffeine-free in an effort to gain all the benefits possible from caffeine during portions of the Ironman.  Hopefully it will give me the extra boost I need to get through some of the low points during my 13 hour event.  Not the smartest thing to do before the biggest race of my career but noone has ever accused me of being smart. This past … [Read more...]

Hamburger Toes

My feet will be happy when this Ironman training is over.  Every long run ends with black and red toes.  In all seriousness my feet are starting to hurt on long runs and I just hope that it won't affect me for IMWI. My weekend was full of continuing education.  I took Saturday off so decided to go for a long run on Sunday.  It was hotter than I anticipated.  By mile 7 my socks were wet.  This … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong to Deliver Commencement Speech

High Point University says seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will serve as its commencement speaker in the spring. … [Read more...]