Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dark Horse Candidate?

A good friend of mine and a Santa Barbara legend is making a surprising push to challenge both Obama and McCain. Could this dark horse candidate pull an upset in November? Check it out here.

Monday, September 29, 2008

To Infinity and Beyond

When I was a kid there were two things I wanted, a hover car and a jet pack. Well, Swiss Yves Rossy became the first man to don a jet pack and cross the English Channel. The trip took a mere 10 minutes. He would have gone a bit faster if not for the friction from the huge cajones this guy must have.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sweaty palms

The Wanger sent me this article on how heat exchange through the palms of your hands will improve aerobic endurance. I've been carrying an icy water bottle during my Ironman runs for years. Yet another one of my secret tips made public.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

I'm still shaking my head

I'm sorry, but some people should not be allowed to vote... or reproduce.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Santa Barbara International Marathon

The Santa Barbara International Marathon will debut on Dec 6, 2009. This will no doubt be a big time event so it is never too early to start training, or in my case, probably get injured. Coach Rusty Snow is one of the main organizers so plan on the course to be extra torturous.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Endurance Athletes Mind

Besides long fingers, what other attributes make up an endurance athlete? For one, they are not afraid of failure. Check out the others here.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The longer the better

This latest study shows there is a possible link between people with long fingers and the desire to exercise. I have no idea how scientists come up with this kind of stuff but all I can say is ET must have been totally ripped.

Friday, September 19, 2008


I was reading this article linking eating vegetables and brain shrinkage. Vegans were especially susceptible. I always wondered why my vegetarian friends have small heads.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Sadly, my 17 year old faithful training partner, Tux, passed away last night. Ellen and I found Tux wondering the neighborhood streets 15 years ago. Flea ridden and half starved, Tux was lured with a dog biscuit and cautiously followed us home. He has been faithfully at our side ever since. Tux trained with me through five Ironman races and countless marathons. He was a trail running phenom. And while age finally took away most of his giddy-up, he happily accompanied me on slow walks through Elings Park. I spent many a morning sipping my Pete's watching the sunrise with Tux strolling at my side. Good bye Tux, you lived a long, wonderful life.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hockey Moms for Truth

There is some funny stuff out there on the internets.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Scientists have discovered that human hair follicles are a source of EPO. I imagine it is only a matter of time until this is the next doping scandal.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

J Lo

Nothing gets my friend Cook going more than a Jennifer Lopez movie. "A very under appreciated actress" he says. In my opinion however, she can't hold a candle to say, Drew Barrymore. Now that's quality acting. But I digress. How does J Lo get back into shape after having twins? She trains like a triathlete. Check it out here.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

No Speeding

I was reading a news clipping from my favorite state of Florida saying Walton County wants to impose an 8 mile speed limit along its bike path. This seems rather ridiculous since I can RUN 8 mph. (ok, ok, maybe if I'm sprinting really hard for a short distance)

Monday, September 08, 2008


I was watching the RNC with great interest, but will somebody please explain to me what a "Mavrick" is?

Sunday, September 07, 2008


One of the benefits of getting a bit older is you get to endure all kinds of new medical procedures. The other day I had my first colonoscopy. After seeing the photo of my results I was a little surprised, but my wife said she knew it all along.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

360 View

If your computer has the chops and you have enough bandwidth, check out this 360 degree view of Olympic Stadium. One day, I imagine, we will be able to watch real time events this way. Check it out here.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Half way there

After a hundred days of rowing, Roz Savage arrived at Waikiki beach on September 1st. Roz isn't stopping here. Next spring she'll continue her adventure rowing across the Pacific. Check out her blog here.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Horsing around

I've been out of town for the past few days visiting my sister in Maryland. This is Herbie, my niece Julia's horse. I never noticed this before but horses have really big heads.