Here’s a Quick Tour of the Book

Average to EPIC  is based on one simple premise: Athletically-average people are capable of achieving athletically-epic goals. Locked inside you is the ability to achieve things that today you think are impossible, outlandish, even laughable. Bike 100 miles. Finish a marathon. Finish an Ironman triathlon. This  book is dedicated to unlocking that athletic potential. With... Continue Reading →

Dr. Don’s 10 Truths For Training

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.

The Book is Out!

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 →

Ironman Chattanooga: Heat, Hills, and Hernias

Ironman Chattanooga was my second iron-distance triathlon, having completed Beach-to-Battleship last year. The year of training began with preparation for the Wrightsville Beach Marathon, where I qualified for the Boston Marathon (but subsequently did not make the cut-off; I was 2:00 faster than the qualifying time but the cut-off was 2:09). The day before the... Continue Reading →

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