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Race Perspectives from the Sidelines Crewing at the Florida Double Anvil Triathlon

Posted on 23 March 2016

Tweet The annual gathering of ultra triathletes to the warm weather and sun of Florida is always a welcome sign that spring is almost here.   This year’s annual Florida Double Anvil Triathlon moved the confines of the triathlon mecca of Clermont, Florida. Clermont has a rich history of the triathlon and the famous Great Floridian [Read the Rest...]

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Learning How to Improvise Will Lead To Endurance Racing Success The Power of DUCT TAPE

Posted on 24 February 2016

Tweet How many times during your racing career have you witnessed complete mental breakdowns, panics, hysteria when something goes wrong with an athlete’s “perfect race plan”.  As we all know, THE LONGER THE RACE, THE MORE THINGS CAN GO WRONG.” I can remember back to races over the years and some great innovative ideas that [Read the Rest...]

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DECA Ironman GRIT – Race reflections of 2015 Leon DECA

Posted on 13 November 2015

Tweet I am not a fan of lengthy race reports outlining every aspect of an individual’s race.  The real value of race reports is to follow a story, learn about the specific race and hopefully some laughs and learning lessons. The DECA (1 Ironman per day x 10 days format this year) as many of [Read the Rest...]

It’s DECA Iron Triathlon Time

Posted on 15 October 2015

Tweet October brings the end to the ultra triathlon season with the final event of the year, the DECA Iron. This year’s event will be held in Leon, MX  beginning Oct. 19th – Oct. 28th, (2nd year being held in Leon) – DECAUltraTri. For those of you interested in following the updates, please check out [Read the Rest...]

The Grand Daddy of The Ultra Triathlon World The DECA – A comprehensive training book/resource

Posted on 26 March 2015

Tweet I remember the first time I heard about the DECA in the early 1990’s and thought, that sounds brutal, a 24-mile swim, 1120-mile bike and then 10 marathons! As I was scanning Tri-Athlete magazine back then, there was a tiny article about this unique event. As we hear so often in racing conversations, time [Read the Rest...]

Reading for endurance racing 2015

Posted on 11 December 2014

Tweet What are the 10 Books you consider reading as you go in the 2015?   Happy reading!

The Excitement of the Race Start Never Gets Old

Posted on 23 November 2014

Tweet Over the last 27 years and hundreds of endurance race starting lines, I still get a nervous feeling at the start of every event no matter how big or small. There are so many different reasons individuals keep coming back to attempt new challenges but one thing we all share in common is the [Read the Rest...]

DecaManUSA Triathlon update

Posted on 04 August 2014

Tweet  If you are interested in additional information and updates, please email me at tricfp@aol.com  

Persistence In Training Equals Persistence In Racing

Posted on 01 May 2014

Tweet We have all faced those memorable workouts when you push through specific barriers and persisted to finish no matter how tough the circumstances. Mental toughness training sessions are the key to performing well on race day. It might be a targeted workout specifically with new threshold barriers that you incorporate into your workouts – [Read the Rest...]

Using Mental Re-Setting During Your Race

Posted on 22 April 2014

Tweet There will normally be a few crucial times during your race when it’s mentally challenging to keep pushing the pace. Your heart rate is high, the lactic acid is building in your legs and it hurts. During a long race when the energy stores are completely depleted and the mind is scrambling all over [Read the Rest...]

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