Vintage Dave

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 |2017-09-13T08:38:20-06:00September 12th, 2017|Articles, Bike, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Videos, Vintage Dave|

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 |2017-07-06T12:22:30-06:00July 6th, 2017|Racing, Run, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|

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 |2017-06-06T22:31:42-06:00June 6th, 2017|Articles, Bike, History, Ironman, Racing, Uncategorized, Vintage Dave|