|Posted by [email protected] on June 14, 2017 at 6:20 PM||comments (2)|
This was the day of firsts. This was the first time I've ever competed in a relay with my family. This was the first time I've done a relay in the Y Tri series. This was the first time my sister has swam competitively in a couple years. This was my dad's first 5K race ever. This was my first race onboard my new TitanFlex bike. Lastly, this is the day where Team Gribble took first in the coed relay competition!
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|Posted by [email protected] on May 11, 2017 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
After another lengthy hiatus, it's time to start writing again. 2017 started off with a lot of questions… mostly due to how 2016 ended. A very lengthy work commitment this year will shorten the length of the competitive season and spending time with my family before that is my top priority. So to quench my thirst for competition, yet still spend time with the family, we have decided to do a cou...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on November 23, 2016 at 10:35 PM||comments (0)|
Well, it’s Thanksgiving and most of us endurance athletes are deeply entrenched in the Off-Season. This is that time of the year when we eat a little more, workout a little (or a LOT ) less and evaluate the year that was and the upcoming year we hope to have. As I’ve written about before, 2016 was not the TRI season I had hoped it would be. It’s now a distant memory and I’m looking forward to what’s ahead.
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|Posted by [email protected] on October 29, 2016 at 7:40 AM||comments (0)|
As I sit here trying to put my thoughts on this past season to paper, I’m hit with how bad it really was. The goals for the season were as follows:
-Defend the Mid-Ohio YMCA Tri series crown
-PR at the New Moon Half Marathon
-Nail my pacing and nutrition strategies at the inaugura...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on October 5, 2016 at 9:30 PM||comments (0)|
Over the weekend I had the opportunity to participate in a relay for the first time at one of my bucket list races. The race was Rev3 Cedar point and it was great.
(Pre-race group shot)
After a revolving door of personnel, we were able to score our swimmer a week before the race. Jason jumped at the opportunity and this was his first relay as well. I had ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on September 7, 2016 at 5:00 PM||comments (0)|
The wind was howling, it was raining buckets, sticks and leaves were flying everywhere, bikes were jumping off the racks and the water looked like an oceanic storm had just swept across it. That was the environment I dropped my bike off in the evening before the race. It was kind of unnerving putting my bike on the rack and watching the wind carry it down to the end. I was hoping the people whose bikes were to be lined up next to mine would hurry...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on August 14, 2016 at 3:25 PM||comments (0)|
The third installment of this miniseries is not about people but about places…although the people make that places what they are…
Every athlete has their home-base to operate out of. Professional golfers have their pro shop, NASCAR drivers have their preferred pit-stops and I have TriTech Multi-Sport and the YMCA.
I have written about TriTech quite a few times as the source for all th...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on June 27, 2016 at 8:15 PM||comments (0)|
As we continue in the series of being a professional, I'm going to stick with the theme of strategic partnerships. This week I had the opportunity to team up with James Fryer of The Human Form Fitness (http://humanformfitness.com/). This place is more than just a gym or somewhere for personal training. This is a holistic studio where biomechanical imbalances and issues of all types are corrected. Athletes are always lo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on June 18, 2016 at 4:50 PM||comments (1)|
To kick this series off, I’m going to talk about a few strategic partnerships that would be necessary in my quest for the podium on the grandest scale. Whoa, wait, what? Are we talking about triathlon or writing a paper on military foreign policy? There are several lengthy and complicated definitions of strategic partnerships, but I’ll break it down in its simplest form: A partnership with great possibilities for mutual gain without being legally bound by contracts. That bein...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on June 12, 2016 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
When I first got in the endurance world, I had visions of grandeur. Seeing professional cyclists and triathletes conquering some of the toughest courses in the world seemed like the ultimate profession to me. Listening to these athletes during interviews talk about how hard work got them to where they are got me thinking about where I could be with that same amount of hard work. Many of them mentioned that they were never the fastest, strongest or most genetically gifted, but years of consis...Read Full Post »