Vintage Dave

Vintage Dave: 1994 IRONMAN and Experiencing Your Potential When Racing

This photo was taken during the 1994 IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Kona. I was 40-years-old and after a five-year hiatus from competition, I decided to make a comeback! The buildup for the race went pretty smoothly, but honestly I didn’t have a projection of how I would race after this long of an absence. My [...]

By |2019-06-11T19:21:18-06:00June 11th, 2019|Run, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|

Why You Should Race Shorter Races

This is a photo of Scott Molina, Mark Allen and myself entering the transition area of the Chicago Triathlon in 1985. (Photo: Seth Goltzer, Triathlete Magazine). Throughout our race seasons leading up to the IRONMAN Championships in Hawaii, we all raced a variety of distances and didn’t just specialize in IRONMAN or 70.3 distance racing. [...]

By |2019-01-22T18:07:49-06:00January 22nd, 2019|Bike, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|

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 |2018-12-12T13:15:48-06:00December 11th, 2018|Articles, Bike, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|

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 |2018-11-14T10:26:52-06:00November 14th, 2018|Racing, Vintage Dave|

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, [...]

By |2018-11-08T16:06:07-06:00November 8th, 2018|Articles, Dave Scott Tri Club, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|