I was planning on on having an "A" race this year. After three 70.3's, a couple Olympics and IMWI in 2012 I was pumped to tackle another big year of races in 2013. The problem was, I wasn't al that interested in training. I skated by eventually finishing MiTi 10-15 lbs heavier and with only … Continue reading To 70.3 or not? That is the question.
The House That Built RentSpek
About three years ago, my wife and I moved out of the 1 bedroom condo we own in Chicago’s South Loop into a house because we needed more space. We had 2 big dogs and an 8 month old son, so our 915 sqft wasn’t cutting it anymore. Searching for a house to rent was … Continue reading The House That Built RentSpek
Why my startup would never leave Chicago.
"Please no more California songs.... And fuck New York too." - Local H. Ever since I started working on Landlord Advisor and now RentSpek I have been reading articles on Internet startups, app developers and all the other businesses that take root on the coasts to try and make it happen. I don't know why, … Continue reading Why my startup would never leave Chicago.
So close I can taste it.
No, I'm not talking about a race. And I don't see my waiter coming from across the restaurant (though that is always exciting). I'm talking about the Startup I've been working on since August 2012. Landlord Advisor was an idea I had sitting on the shelf for a while before I took a run at … Continue reading So close I can taste it.
With Michigan Titanium behind me, I've starting going over how I trained (or didn't train) for the race. After having completed Ironman Wisconsin the year before, my thought was that some missed runs, rides or swims will not make or break my chances of crossing the finish line. That mentality is what led to my … Continue reading Simulated Coaching
Michigan Titanium Race Report
Grueling probably best describes my day racing MiTitanium Iron Distance race Sunday. I'm going to talk about the heat. I'll mention the wind, the darkness, hills and road construction. But the real reason I didn't have a good outing was because I didn't really train for this race like I should have. I hardly swam … Continue reading Michigan Titanium Race Report
What’s worse than a bad race? Not finishing.
I like racing more than training. Really, the only thing that continues to motivate me TO train is knowing a race is coming up. So when the race doesn't go well its a huge let down. The prefect example was today's Lake Zurich Triathlon. From the time I got dressed in the morning I was … Continue reading What’s worse than a bad race? Not finishing.
A look into Michigan Titanium
There is just a little more than two months (66 days to be exact) before my "A" race, Michigan Titanium or MiTi. I reached out to the race directors/owners to see if I could get a little more info on what to expect race weekend. Ann Vidro, Race co-owner, took some time to Skype with my about … Continue reading A look into Michigan Titanium
Starting Over – 76 Days to Titanium
Yeah yeah yeah. It shouldn't be a shock that I have done very little training. Which is pretty scary considering my "A" race, Michigan Titanium is only 76 days away. I had a "big" training week and I think I needed it to affirm that I could still finish the race. Now finishing well... Thats … Continue reading Starting Over – 76 Days to Titanium
What is “It Works”?
I'm always a skeptic. My skepticism increases by 100% when it involves anything health and fitness related. This is a story about my good friend Billy. I've known Billy for about 15 years and at no point would I have considered him a health nut. The most activity we ever got was walking from the … Continue reading What is “It Works”?