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Biking With Yoda by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon That spectator did not just call me "Tiny." Yep. He did. He called me "Tiny." Judge me by my size do you? Mmmmm? And well you should not. In cycling size ... Read on »
Swimming with Ernest by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon In the early fall of this year we traveled to a city in the hills next to a lake that looked across the farmland towards the plains. In the lake were water plants, long a ... Read on »
PR, Bitches! by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Full race report to come, but I dropped 13 minutes from my half-iron PR. And this course was WAY harder and hillier than my PR course or the flat, Ironman Cozumel cour ... Read on »
Ask Coach Kris: Conehead or Not? by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Dear Coach Kris: I noticed that at the Ironman World Championships this year, few if any of the top pros wore aero helmets. The speculation was that this was d ... Read on »
Size Does Matter by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I've often wondered: is bigger necessarily better? If you were to believe half the things you see or hear in the media--legitimate media or the questionable forms that ... Read on »
Light as Iron--Morning Run by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Shade and breezes and bending light. Morning behind a cool front that has cleared it all away: the tension, the smothering heat, the crushing humidity, the doubt, the questio ... Read on »
Iron Juggler by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Timing is everything. If you want a simple and convenient run up to the Ironman, sign up one year in advance for a race that occurs before the intense heat of summer. To ... Read on »
Winning Mullet by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The runaway winner in the mullet song lyric contest was Carrie from Tri to Be Funny. I had to include a picture of her hubster, Shawn, given that he probably gave her the ... Read on »
Just Another Day In Paradise by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Maybe we've been here before. You know, that period of time right before an Ironman race where it's no longer this thing way out there for which you are preparing, but a ... Read on »
Ask Coach Chris by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon And now we return to our regularly scheduled blog. Another in a series of tri-training Q&A called, "Ask Coach Kris" in which we get to propound our most bedeviling trainin ... Read on »
Please Stand By by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I wanted to post today, but I have a court appearance tomorrow and much work to be done. So please stand by, and when we return we will have (among other things) the winne ... Read on »
And Sometimes It Rains by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Well, it's been a quiet week in Spring, Texas, my home town, out on the edge of the Megalopolis. Seven weeks from the moment I am writing this I hope to be about half way ... Read on »
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Coach Kris tells me I need to train in the heat. Which means that yesterday was a perfect day to train for Ironman Cozumel: hot, humid and windy as hell. Niiiiiiii ... Read on »
Ask Coach Kris by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon ** In the run up to Ironman Cozumel, I'm going to be asking my coach some questions, and publishing his answers here. If you have a question, enter it in the comments an ... Read on »
Ride Like A Vehicle by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon OK, I'm as big a militant as anyone about how bikes are vehicles, but dude I saw riding his bike on the shoulder of the HARDY TOLL ROAD this morning needs to exercise some jud ... Read on »
Mullet Contest by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon *** This is a contest. The fictional letter set out below is chock full of references to 70s and 80s bands, song titles and lyrics. Whoever identifies the most references w ... Read on »
Iron Kegger by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon What's on tap this weekend? Well it depends upon who you ask. Walking around UT last week, all appearances indicate the answer would be "Old Milwaukee" or "Pabst Blue R ... Read on »
Punching the Clock by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Well, it's been a quiet week in Spring, Texas, my home town, out on the edge of the Megalopolis. Mother Nature cannot decide if she will show us some mercy and allow f ... Read on »
The Sexiest Man Alive by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Last night I was wondering whether I still want to do this. It was "once more into the breach" and an hour of 30/30s on the trainer. Check. Done. This morning i ... Read on »
Pig Iron by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Superpounce came home from her sleepover feeling all gimpy. Gimpy turned to fever. Fever turned to fever with a headache and sore throat. Definitive scientific testing con ... Read on »