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Playing With Gravity by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Mother Nature can be a dangerous bitch in Texas, but only once every few years when there is a tornado or a hurricane or if you forget to hide inside from her during the su ... Read on »
The Sound of Gravity by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon In the last five miles of the climb, the road tips sharply skyward and bends back upon itself like a long piece of asphalt spaghetti draped randomly over the mountain by an i ... Read on »
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Eats Colorado by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I'm trying to get back on the wagon. Really, I am. I'm shedding my Houston-get-it-done-yesterday-state-of-mind. I'm shedding the unknown number of pounds of ... Read on »
Come to Papa by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Unless you've been hiding under a rock, I'm sure you know the significance of today? You know, July 20? Yeah, moon landing, whatever. One small step for MAN (sexist ... Read on »
Slug by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I heard of a study the other day setting out the inverse relationship between temperature and productivity. Supposedly for every degree higher in average temperature, a geog ... Read on »
The Man by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I've started doing little news items for my Tri Club's website. I'll post them here from time to time if they have appeal beyond the local. This one does. Check out this gu ... Read on »
120db of Cyclist Rights Luciousness by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I can't wait until Thursday, because the Wells Fargo Wagon (or FedEx or UPS) is gonna bring me sumpin' special. I was reading the comments on a cycling blog where someone h ... Read on »
Lollygaggers by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The Almighty hates Texas triathletes Anybody out there a fan of "Bull Durham" like me? Do you remember the scene in the locker room where the coach starts to berate ... Read on »
Chasing Butterflies: Iroman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon " Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." --Nathaniel Hawthorne ... Read on »
I've Seen This Movie Before by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I hated the movie "Titanic." There I said it. Beyond being the worst movie to ever win "Best Picture," I could not see the point of starting a movie where you know how ... Read on »
I Love It When A Plan Comes Together by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I haven't mentioned this lately, indeed I haven't mentioned much lately, but Coach Kris rocks. This is easily said in a week like this one where I have gone down to 6.5 ... Read on »
Perhaps I Should Just Sleep In My Bib Shorts by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Coach Kris regularly works with athletes at the Olympic Training Center, and he had athletes in the ITU peloton after the Cap Tex Tri when he came to Austin. This inalterably ... Read on »
Running From The 1980s--How To: by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon **We now return to our regularly scheduled blog** Several weeks ago, I got a cryptic text along the lines of, "I just finished my first 5k and it was AWESOME. Thanks ... Read on »
You Might Be A Triathlete by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon If any of the following are true for you, then you might be a triathlete--indeed, you might be taking this triathlete thing a little bit too far. 1. If you have magic ma ... Read on »
On Guts by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon On Memorial Day, 2009, I returned to the site of my first ever triathlon. And on the day, I was fairly satisfied with the experience. After all it was not my "A" race o ... Read on »
Time Keeps On Slippin' 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. The weather gave us a head fake this week. Last week, mother nature seem ... Read on »
Race Ready--if I can walk by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I can totally tell that my fitness is getting sharp, because the fitter I am, the harder it is to get out of bed in the morning, pull myself out of a chair or haul my carcass ... Read on »
Welcome to the Jungle by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Welcome to the jungle We got fun 'n' games We got everything you want Honey we know the names When you're training for Ironman, Saturday mornin ... Read on »
10 Risks Of Swim Training At L.A. FATness by Kendall G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Long time readers will know that I used to swim in the beautiful, outdoor, saline pool at the Woodlands Athletic Center. I joined as part of the masters group, but I als ... Read on »