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Commodore Patient Expert

Mesa, Arizona
In 2006 I become an Ironman. In 2008 doing my third Ironman, I raced to the point of kidney and liver failure. I was given hours to live and yet here I am. I may get to train and race again in 2009. Stick around and find out. ‘Common Man Syndrome’ is a lazy and uninspired life.... Full Bio
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No higher praise... by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The more I obsess over races/events for the year, the more I realize I am purposely avoiding finish lines. I would rather do something that is significant rather do someth ... Read on »
Ahead of the curve by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon As I have mentioned, Mistress was involved in a hit and run that totaled her van. So she is driving my newer car as I drive a borrowed 20 year old sedan. Today it started ... Read on »
Recovery vs. Planning by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon As I mentioned in yesterdays post Tweaking the Training , I have a pretty large training block in front of me, starting next week. I have no illusions that this is really ... Read on »
Tweaking the training by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I have two challenging events coming up. Mid-April I am pulling all the safety tabs and redlining a 4.2 mile road race. My goal is to run as fast and hard as I can and pra ... Read on »
Happy St. Patricks Day: 2010 by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Hope you all have a good St. Paddies/ St. Patties (?) Day. I am doing the same thing I did last year. Nothing special. For those that do celebrate, Faith and Begorrah be ... Read on »
tiny bubbles by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I am so full of hypocrisy. People ask me what endurance sport I like the most; swimming, cycling, or running, for example. I tell people I love to run but would rather do ... Read on »
The eyes and words of the young by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon When Mistress told Mighty Mo that the van was totaled and we were not going to get it back, he asked her if it was okay if he cried. Her heart burst and she held him close ... Read on »
Ahead of the game ain't that great sometimes. by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I have been on blogger.com for several years. As the website has improved it has had significant changes in the positive. However problems occurs when people who make the ... Read on »
Ego Sucker by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon If you follow Joseph Campbells Hero Journey , you already know that the titular hero gets his ass kicked many times before he is triumphant. While not the proverbial ass k ... Read on »
Totalled by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I still hold the record for most injuries in the household but Mistress was involved in quite a serious car accident last week. It was a hit and run. Thankfully witnesses ... Read on »
I must have a headache, cause my ass hurts by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon How's that for a catchy title, huh? The reality is that I pulled a muscle in my glute last week and whether I stand or sit or lay down, it just aches. Its not a sharp pai ... Read on »
Time Time Time is ticking in my head. by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I have had so many experience in the last week and the inability to have a moment with web connection to write them up. So grab a sammich and enjoy the post. Last Sunda ... Read on »
Coming up next by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Why is it so hard to taper the week before a race, but so easy to recover the week after? Based on the results and recovery of last weekends Lost Dutchman marathon, I f ... Read on »
Event Report #1: 2010 Lost Dutchman Marathon by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon You never know what to expect on race day. You could have trained and tapered perfectly and fall apart. You can be under trained or otherwise unprepared and unsure and pull ... Read on »
Happy 1st Birthday Mae Leilani by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Today is our daughter's very first birthday. Happy birthday my pretty pink princess beautiful butterfly. Mae has certainly been a blessing in our family, no more so t ... Read on »
A real race week, again by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Wow, I have a race this weekend. I wish I can say I am ecstatic, but to be honest I am trying to stay low key, least I trigger an adrenaline rush and start pre-loading my ... Read on »
Superbowl in Vegas recap by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Standard Las Vegas disclaimer apply's (ie what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas). I will only speak of my own actions on the weekend in order to protect the sanctity of th ... Read on »
Why should I worry, thats what you do by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I really love my friends. I do. There are so many people that are invested in my successes (and failures) that it is hard to go through the day without smiling about my gr ... Read on »
Boys Town by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon This weekend continues a long standing tradition of going to Las Vegas for Superbowl weekend. Been doing this with mostly the same set of guys for the last dozen plus year ... Read on »
Dealing by Commodore Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The time is fast approaching for my first race since 2008. Next weekend is the Lost Dutchman marathon. I would say my five week training plan was going good the first thre ... Read on »