Much of what we know about endurance sports originates as scientific research. This research is performed by professors at universities and published in journals. When a journal article publishes, one of the keywords or the title may pique the interest of a journalist. If the journalist has a technical background, he or she will summarize... Continue Reading →
Over my years of training, I’ve read a lot about training, done a lot of training, and seen how many people train. The following are not scientifically grounded but represent a distillation, of sorts, of how I think about training.
Many of you may be interested in the book so I've put together a quick overview of the book and the Average2EPIC process.
I am athletically average, perhaps below average. My father was an engineer and my mother an art teacher. Not exactly an athletically rich gene pool.
It took a couple of years but I finally got around to wrapping up this book. I've also launched a website and FB page to support the book and build a community. The book is intended for men and women interested in getting into endurance sports. It's a combination of how-to guide and motivational manual.... Continue Reading →
Welcome to Average to EPIC, your guide to endurance sports and lifelong fitness. This site educates, informs, and motivates the average person to attempt epic feats of endurance.
I went to visit my sister, husband, and their three kids in Anchorage, Alaska. Here's a post on the trip. Day 0: It's a long way I had not bothered to really appreciate how far away Alaska was until 1) the flight and 2)the military classification. I booked a pretty simple two-leg flight to AK (coming... Continue Reading →
This tutorial describes how to build a bike wheel, aimed at the novice wanting to build their first wheelset. The tutorial is broken down into the following: Part 1: Prep and Parts Part 2: Lacing Part 3: Truing Part 2: Lacing With rim, nipples, spokes, mulfinger, nipple driver, and spoke prep (two colors if preferred)... Continue Reading →
This tutorial describes how to build a bike wheel, aimed at the novice wanting to build their first wheelset. The tutorial is broken down into the following: Part 1: Prep and Parts Part 2: Lacing Part 3: Truing The method has been adapted from Jason at Back Alley Bikes. Part 1: Prep and Parts To... Continue Reading →