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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
I don't think I was ever as relieved to finish an IRONMAN than in 1983! At that time I was in an intense rivalry with Scott Tinley. "ST" had beaten me in February of '82, then I'd come back and won in October of '82. (BTW, his brother Jeff finished 3rd in both races.) The [...]
What the heck is going on here? This shot -- that captures me in the "pain cage" -- was taken somewhere on the IRONMAN course in February 1982. As IRONMAN historians recall there were two races in 1982: this one in February (made famous by Julie Moss's crawl to the finish line) and a second in [...]
Occasionally racing on a road bike makes good sense. Watch this video I shot on the subject, and learn the story behind this photo.