Over the years, I thought a lot about my journey with endurance sports and what has been important to me. Here are nine guiding principles that anyone taking up endurance sports should consider: Nothing is impossible (almost). One my working assumptions is that you are capable of achieving amazing things, within reason. When my son... Continue Reading →
Figuring out what to wear on a bike ride is more than just fashion. Having the right clothes to stay warm or stay cool can make or break your ride.
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 →
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.
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 →