Category Archives: goleta

IM Boulder? I’m Bolder! t-minus 30 days and counting

I’m now into the final month of preparation for my first Ironman race. My teammates and I are in the middle of the last, biggest build segment before 2 weeks of taper. The heaviest workouts are so close I can taste them: 3 mile open water swim, 50 mile mid-week ride, 80 and 100+ mile […]

Book review: “Racing Weight” 2nd Edition by Matt Fitzgerald

Can the sum total of your nutritional knowledge be described as ‘I have a carb feed the night before big workouts and I try to keep eating Gu’s and drinking water on my long workouts .. oh and eat more veggies‘? Or maybe it’s more like ‘Oh I eat Paleo and gluten-free so it’s all […]

On Inspiration and the Performance Mindset

The other weekend I was spending my usual time scouring the interwebs for laughs, inane cat pictures, Claven knowledge (remember Cheers?), and the occasional gem of discourse or perspective. During my regular Facebook digression I saw that my friend from Texas was updating his status with his Oklahoma City marathon split times as he tried […]

Race Report: Kendra’s Race Sprint Tri 2013

Apart from a 5K trail run for the opening night of Stellar Nites, Kendra’s Race was my first planned race for the 2013 season and my third triathlon ever. In fact, it came after a DNF in the 2011 Longhorn 70.3 and a 2012 full of health problems, getting a house ready for sale, moving […]

Panga Boats, Nova Scotia and a Reprise of the Banana Fleet

When we moved our family from the Dallas area to Goleta last summer I was immediately struck by the things that tied it back to my ancestral home in Nova Scotia, Canada. On a cool foggy morning in Goleta the air tastes the same as what I grew up with on the South Shore. ‘Goleta‘ […]

7 things you want in a telecommuter

Gas prices here in Goleta reached $5.19/gal for premium unleaded yesterday and it got me thinking about how lucky I am to be able to telecommute in my job as a software engineer. Telecommuting is the way of the future for knowledge workers and the barriers to entry are lowered every day, but at the […]

runs with pelicans

This morning’s 7mi run is the end of week 5 or so of half-marathon training with Minette in the build up to the Santa Barbara International Marathon on November 10. We run through Santa Barbara Shores Park down to the beach. With the tide high the usual suspects (curlews, snowy plovers, black-bellied plovers, mallards, black […]