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Y I Tri?

Posted by [email protected] on May 24, 2016 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Memorial Day weekend is rapidly approaching and that means different things to different people: time for yard work, picnics & family time, parades and of-course remembering our Uniformed Services members who have passed on. Yet to another group of people it signals the start of something…The YMCA’s of Mid-Ohio Triathlon Series!!!

This weekend, the Bucyrus YMCA will kick off the series ...

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Sidelined with an Injury

Posted by [email protected] on April 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

As mentioned in a previous post, my training started much later than expected this year. The combination of an increased focus on the strength aspects of our sport and the desire to spend more time with the family stopped me from launching myself fully in the endurance field. I didn't really begin my training until the second week of February when I return home from a business trip but once I did, it felt good and I knew...

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Getting Back in the Saddle

Posted by [email protected] on February 15, 2016 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The offseason has come and gone. It’s time to dust off the goggles, tri-bike and running shoes. After Beach2Battleship I continued to swim, bike and run for two weeks…at low intensities and with greatly reduced volume. Even though I felt great in the hours and days after the race, I knew continuing movement in those three disciplines would promote healing and recovery; both mental and physical. After those two ...

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A Dying Breed: Independent Triathlons

Posted by [email protected] on November 19, 2015 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (1)

It is with a heavy heart that I write this blog. On October 27th Ironman Press released a statement informing the world that they had acquired the iconic and longest running 140.6 tri in the lower 48; VINEMAN. That race had been around since 1990 and was a long-time fan favorite and bucket lister. Due to increasing demand for Ironman branded races and the quest for Kona, Vineman fell from favor and the numbers have dropped dramatically over the past five years. This has been an unfortunat...

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P.R.R. PPD Beach2Battleship - 2015

Posted by [email protected] on October 23, 2015 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)


It was an early morning after a sleepless night. My alarm went off at 4:30am, but I didn’t really need it. While I didn’t feel overly anxious or nervous sleep escaped me and I was wide awake when my phone started chiming. I moved around the room as quietly as possible while trying to keep our baby asleep until the last possible second. I made breakfast the night before and started eating slowly while getting my race tattoos and sunscreen on. Realiz...

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P.R.R.-2015 Marion YMCA Sprint Triathlon

Posted by [email protected] on August 16, 2015 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

My build had gone well, race-week nutrition was on-par, and I was feeling good going into the weekend. It was time to go back to 645 Barks Road East and try to defend for a 3-peat victory. This was the Marion YMCA Sprint Triathlon, which also served as the finale for the YMCA’s of Mid-Ohio Triathlon Series. Having taken 2nd place at the Galion race three weeks ago, I was ready to rebound with a big win here. Last year it came down to a sprint finish and I was ready to do it again.

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P.R.R.-2015 Galion Y Sprint Triathlon

Posted by [email protected] on August 7, 2015 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The morning was cool and the sky was clear. The YMCA staff and volunteers were rolling in and the crew from All Sports Timing & Race Management were making the final preparations to their digital timing equipment. This was the first offering of the Galion YMCA Sprint Triathlon and also served as the second leg of the Mid-Ohio YMCA Triathlon Series.


Setting the Stage:

I went into the ...

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Redefining the perfect fit.

Posted by [email protected] on July 23, 2015 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

In late June of 2011 I entered a place that I had only recently discovered during packet pick-up for a race. This place was packed full of bikes, gear, food and everything and triathlon or cycling junkie could dream of. I was still pretty new to triathlon, but it was time to get a bike fit so I could try to excel at this new sport. The place was Tri-Tech MultiSport, located at 6155 Huntly Rd, in Columbus. Little did I know at the time how much that place would impact my future (that will ...

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P.R.R-2015 Galion Y 5K/Pickle Run

Posted by [email protected] on July 18, 2015 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)


The temperature was perfect, the sky was clear and the atmosphere was fun; THE Pickle Run was back. On July 4th the Galion YMCA held their annual 5K road race as part of the Pickle Run festival. This is always a good hometown 5K and I try to make it back every couple of year. Between the adult and kid races there were over 155 participants which is a HUGE increase over the past couple of years.

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#1 Terry Gribble

Posted by [email protected] on June 21, 2015 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Had I stayed on track with my writing this all would have been completed weeks ago, but this Father's Day week is a fitting day to finish this mini-series on my health and fitness icons. Who is this guy? While not an international superstar like the others, he has left a more profound impact on the local community and myself than any single person I know.

My Dad's official title is Chief Executive Of...

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