Month: July 2008

  • Importance of the Negative Split

    Importance of the Negative Split

    If there is one training principle I have come to both love and hate, it’s the negative split. It’s also one of the most important. In short, it means that you increase effort and, thus (hopefully) speed, on the second half of your workout or race. Workouts can also be gradual in increasing effort, resulting…

  • Notes on Recovery and (Old) Age

    Notes on Recovery and (Old) Age

    I just read an article in the NYTimes about Dara Torres, the swimmer who made the Olympic swim team at 41 years of age. The first amazing thing is her age, which challenges the notion that as we grow older we must slow down. In fact, the NYTimes article cites many studies that refute that…

  • Yield to Life

    Yield to Life

    Whoo hoo! Got my Yield to Life bike jersey today, signed by Dave Zabrieskie himself. I’m proud to be a donor and a part of Yield to Life, whose mission is to promote safe cycling everywhere. The popularity of cycling and triathlon has put an enormous amount of people on the roads on bicycles. Add…