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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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Paleo in a non-Paleo World by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Surprisingly, it hasn't been that hard to transition to a part-time Paleo eater. Giving up bread, I thought, would be the hardest part, but I haven't really had issues ... Read on »
Two Ingredient Pancakes [Recipe] by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon When I look at Paleo recipes, especially for breakfast, more often than not they are a recreation of a grain-based dish using some other sort of flour, which is not re ... Read on »
Closer Than I Was Yesterday by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Not sure where on the continuum of success I am, somewhere towards the beginning I think, but I feel like I am making progress. Ultimately, that's what counts. Wit ... Read on »
Nutrition and MAF Training by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I've written about this before, but it bears repeating: nutrition has a huge effect on MAF Training. And, because the training is based on how your heart actually feel ... Read on »
TNF ECSWI Dirty 30 by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Some fun swag came my way yesterday from The North Face, celebrating me as a member of the Wisconsin Dirty 30 at the Endurance Challenge a few weeks ago. Enough racers ... Read on »
Approaching a Paleo Mindset by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I think, once I figure out how to think Paleo, it will be a lot easier to eat Paleo. Not so much the rules, those are (except for all the exceptions), pretty easy to u ... Read on »
Adding Tabata to MAF Training by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I'm a big fan of MAF training, but one thing I miss is the burn you get after some form of HIIT, be it CrossFit or speedwork or the like. I've been doing some research ... Read on »
Running the Scioto Greenways by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Last week I was in Columbus, OH for business, so I decided to bring along my running shoes and see what I could discover - as many of us know, running in a new city is ... Read on »
The Primal Blueprint - Will Paleo Work for Me? by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon One of the things I've often tried and failed at is following a diet, but not following a diet is not much better in the results department either. Probably the si ... Read on »
The North Face Endurance Challenge Wisconsin 2014 by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon And we're back! What a weekend of fun we had at The North Face Endurance Challenge Wisconsin 2014, more colloquially known as ECSWI. Friday we picked up the RV and hea ... Read on »
Geocaching: Michelin’s Quest for Adventure Contest by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The “Michelin’s Quest for Adventure” contest (which began September 8th) is being conducted with Geocaching—the world’s largest location-based activity. The Michelin ... Read on »
MAF Training Week 1 1/2 by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon It's been a real pleasure to start running again. Starting up again, I knew I wanted to limit my runs to 3-4 times a week, so I wouldn't overdo it, and I knew I would ... Read on »
The North Face Endurance Challenge Wisconsin This Weekend! by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Hard to believe next weekend is the The North Face Endurance Challenge in Wisconsin - this is one of my favorite events to do, not just for the awesomely run events, b ... Read on »
Recommended Reads: The Great Outdoors by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I'm a huge fan of mysteries and the great outdoors, so it's always good to find a combination of the two. Since I live in an area that is pretty much completely removed from ... Read on »
Review: Sleek® 4G Signal Booster by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Our cell phones have become our do-everything gadgets and nothing is more important about them than being a safety line. Whether you're lost on the way to a friend's house o ... Read on »
A Return to Running by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I hit an all-time low this summer, feeling unhappy in my personal life and battling injuries in my running. So I quit. Bless me running fathers, for I haven't run sinc ... Read on »
TTT: Giant Soap Bubble Recipe, Stuffed Squash, TNF Endurance Challenge Race Discount Code by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon With the heat and storms upon us, it's been a perfect time to play with soap bubbles in between the rain. Since we love doing things for ourselves, we did some researc ... Read on »
How Not to Run a Marathon [Infographic] by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Even though I've decided not to run The North Face Endurance Challenge Wisconsin marathon in a few weeks, it's still good to keep marathon tips in mind, just in case I sign ... Read on »
Reebok Nano 4.0 CrossFit Shoe by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. The right gear for the right situation. One of the reasons so many people turn to Reebok for ... Read on »
Spartan Cruise Sweepstakes by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon What could be better than participating in your local Spartan Race? How about one on a tropical island? Sand, surf and obstacles await you on this one of a kind Sparta ... Read on »