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KovasP

Downers grove, Illinois
I'm a father of 4, husband to an amazing woman, and an endurance enthusiast.  In 1995 I ran the Chicago Marathon and then basically stopped exercising and gained a lot of weight. In late 2007, I began a slow journey back to fitness. In fits and starts, I tried a variety of things,... Full Bio
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TNF ECS WI Marathon Bonus Training Week by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I know that, in reality, I'm not really following the training plan, due to lack of fitness, niggling injuries, and motivation issues. That being said, it's still a nice fra ... Read on »
Overcoming Obstacles in Racing and in Life by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Obstacle Course Racing is one of (if not the) fastest growing types of races around, so it's not surprising that I received two somewhat similar books to review recently, bo ... Read on »
Midweek Motivation: The Path is the Journey by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon There are times I forget that, even though training and work and life can seem difficult, they are really only half the story. Focusing on the here and now is so hard ... Read on »
TNF ECS WI Marathon Training Week 9 by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Week 9 is in the books. I'm following Nike Coach Marie Purvis'  Finish A Race Training Plan . It's not overly ambitious, has minimal speed work, but looks like a solid plan. ... Read on »
Ski Patrol - It's Official! by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Whew. After what seemed like endless Saturdays and way more information than I could ever ingest, I have passed the Outdoor Emergency Care class and am now officially ... Read on »
TNF ECS WI Marathon Training Week 8 by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Week is in the books. I'm following Nike Coach Marie Purvis'  Finish A Race Training Plan . It's not overly ambitious, has minimal speed work, but looks like a solid plan. I ... Read on »
Running the Dunes by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Mt. Tom, Mt. Holden, Mt. Jackson, Paradise Valley - sounds like a trail run in Colorado, right? But these are some of the highlights of trail running at the Indiana Dunes . ... Read on »
TNF ECS WI Marathon Training Week 7 by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Week 7 is in the books. I'm following Nike Coach Marie Purvis'  Finish A Race Training Plan . It's not overly ambitious, has minimal speed work, but looks like a solid plan. ... Read on »
Nike Celebrates 50 Years - Visual History Infographic by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Growing up, Nike was in its infancy and a cool up and coming brand. Hard to believe it's 50 years old now (hard to believe I'm almost 50 years old) and a globally recognized ... Read on »
Are You Watching the World Cup? by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I wasn't planning on watching the World Cup this year - I've become disillusioned with the poor sportsmanship, the pretend pain, and the often violent fans that have m ... Read on »
TNF ECS WI Marathon Training Week 6 by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Week is in the books. I'm following Nike Coach Marie Purvis'  Finish A Race Training Plan . It's not overly ambitious, has minimal speed work, but looks like a solid plan. I ... Read on »
Father's Day Gift Guide by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Americans are expected to spend about $7.4 billion less on gifts and goodies for dads this Father’s Day than they spent on moms for Mother’s Day last month, according to the ... Read on »
The Calling Wine (A Tribute to Fathers) by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon “I participated in a campaign on behalf of Dad Central Consulting for The Calling Wines. I received a product sample and promotional item as a thank you for participatin ... Read on »
SANUS: Improving the Pain Cave by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Many months back, I got an opportunity to improve the pain cave where I ride the trainer in winter, do my bodyweight exercise workouts, and hopefully run on the treadmill (o ... Read on »
TNF ECS WI Marathon Training Week 5 by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Week 5 is in the books. I'm following Nike Coach Marie Purvis'  Finish A Race Training Plan . It's not overly ambitious, has minimal speed work, but looks like a solid plan. ... Read on »
Arrow SAM Project: Hands-Free Driving by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon You can argue about whether car racing is a sport (I'm on the fence myself), but the auto racing industry has come up with some pretty great innovations that sometimes ... Read on »
Happy National Running Day! by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon "Be a part of National Running Day —a coast-to-coast celebration of running. On this day, longtime runners reaffirm their love of running andbeginners can kick off a lifetim ... Read on »
TNF ECS WI Marathon Training Week 4 by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Week 4 is in the books. I'm following Nike Coach Marie Purvis'  Finish A Race Training Plan . It's not overly ambitious, has minimal speed work, but looks like a solid plan. ... Read on »
Coastal Dog Apparel by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon “I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Dad Central Consulting for Coastal Dog. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for particip ... Read on »
Falling Fruit App Fundraiser by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I'm a huge fan of the idea of growing your own food and also urban foraging. This year, we've started a more extensive garden, with hopes to grow a bunch of the veggie ... Read on »