Vintage Dave

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Never Give Up On Yourself

In this shot from the 1984 IRONMAN World Championship, I was way behind Mark Allen in Hawi (the halfway point on the bike leg).  Mark had set a blistering pace that I couldn’t match during the first 56 miles of the ride and, by doing so, had accumulated an 11-minute lead on me. By mile 75 as we rode into the town of [...]

By | December 11th, 2018|Articles, Bike, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|1 Comment

Vintage Dave: Managing Fear and Discomfort

After graduating from college in 1976, I became a workout machine.  I lifted weights, swam, ran and rode my bike everywhere. Entering my first marathon in Sacramento in the fall of 1979, I ran the race shirtless, drank a few sips of water and just locked into a pace that delivered me to the finish line in [...]

By | November 14th, 2018|Racing, Vintage Dave|17 Comments

Vintage Dave: My Passion for Coaching

I’ve been a coach all my life. I started teaching swimming when I was 15 and got the “tough” kids who other instructors either thought they were misbehaving or impossible to teach.  I had great success winning them over emotionally… after that the swim instruction was easy. I loved the challenge and, to this day, [...]

Competition and the Belief in Yourself

  This is a photo of me and my contemporaries: Scott Tinley, Mark Allen and Scott Molina. As some of you may know, we had a dominant hold on most of the races in the 80's and early 90's and we were known as “The Big Four”. For me, the significance of this photo is I always knew [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Articles, Bike, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|0 Comments

Are You Addicted to Technology?

All of the latest technology devices are helpful tools for training and racing, but it's important not to be overly dependent on them. Could you race without your GPS device or power meter? From time to time while training, practice going without your gizmos. Listen to your intuition and the feedback your body is providing.  Can [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Articles, Bike, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Videos, Vintage Dave|0 Comments

Vintage Dave: You’ll Always Remember Your Commitment

This photo was taken during the 1989 Hawaii Ironman... now known as IronWar. Mark had just surged ahead from me on the back side of Palani Hill with less than 2 miles to go. Although it was a moment of anxiety and despair for me, I was still thinking there was a remote chance that I [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Articles, Events, Ironman, Racing, Vintage Dave|0 Comments

Vintage Dave: 5 Mental Strategies for a Strong Ironman Run

This photo was taken during one of my IRONMAN World Championship races in the early 80's (I think it was 1984). As was always the case when I raced in Hawaii, I suffered through multiple bad sections during the run. However, by realizing that these were just "bad patches" -- and having purposefully trained to overcome them [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Racing, Run, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|1 Comment

6 Tips to Live a Long & Healthy Life

This shot was recently taken of my dad, Verne, and me. My dad turned 93 on June 19th. He’s always been a huge supporter of me and my kids: attending and organizing swim meets, water polo matches and coming to Kona for most of my races... and, of course, doing all of things dads do that [...]

Vintage Dave: 1994 Hawaii Ironman was a Mental Game

Throughout your training and racing, it’s important not to forget about the mental side of your game.   Well planned race strategies, a strong belief in yourself and an unshakable confidence in your training will all contribute to achieving your goals.   This is a photo of me during the 1994 Hawaii Ironman World Championships. [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Articles, Bike, History, Ironman, Racing, Uncategorized, Vintage Dave|0 Comments