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Joanna Zeiger's Kona Chronicles: Part 5
by Fast at Forty
posted October 14, 2013 at 3:19pm

And they're off!Ironman is not a spectator sport. I know I am stating the obvious, but, wow, it just isn't. Like many sports events, it is the palpable excitement of being there that draws people in, even when such an event is better watched on TV. The mo...more

Never Ever Give Up a blog post inspired by @diananyad
by EmilyAzevedo
posted September 10, 2013 at 3:40pm

I don’t know Diana Nyad nor had I followed her extreme dream before this her fifth and final attempt of swimming the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida.  I found myself glued to the television cheering the 64 year old on and tearing up as she limp...more

Never Ever Give Up a blog post inspired by @diananyad
by EmilyAzevedo
posted September 10, 2013 at 3:40pm

I don’t know Diana Nyad nor had I followed her extreme dream before this her fifth and final attempt of swimming the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida.  I found myself glued to the television cheering the 64 year old on and tearing up as she limp...more

Chrissie Wellington: A Life Without Limits
by Byline to Finish Line
posted August 22, 2013 at 7:06pm

It’s the smile  you remember. Even if you’re not a triathlete or particularly well versed in the ins and outs of the Ironman World Championship, colloquially known as “Kona,” you know there is something special about the smil...more

Equal Pay For Women Athletes: Elite Prize Purses
by Salty
posted November 12, 2012 at 3:40pm

Are women entitled to the same prize money as men, even if their field size is much much smaller?...more

Kelly Handel Williamson, Resilient Triathlete
by therunningeconomist
posted October 29, 2012 at 8:14am

Introduction Ten years ago I met an up and coming Olympic distance triathlete, Kelly Handel, while we were both living and training in Colorado Springs. Kelly was the USAT Elite Rookie of the Year, Pan American Champion, and ITU World Team member in 2002...more

Leanda Cave and Pete Jacobs are Ironman World Champions
by Pretty Tough
posted October 15, 2012 at 8:13am

Another Ironman World Championship in the books and what a race it was. Seated in the VIP section at the finish line (thanks to Timex Sports) I got to witness first-hand and close-up, the extreme range of emotion that overcomes each Ironman finisher. Au...more

Kona Underpants Run, Ironman World Championship and Bragging Rights
by Pretty Tough
posted October 12, 2012 at 7:25am

Ever dream of competing in an Ironman? How about the mother of all Ironmen – Kona? If so, join me this week for a behind-the-scenes look at all the prep, training, and craziness that goes into one of the greatest endurance races ever. First a littl...more

Race report: Pain in the Alleganies
by Byline to Finish Line
posted September 25, 2012 at 8:44am

Settle into the pain. That’s what I tried to tell myself on the bike. But I couldn’t settle into much. All I could think about was the pain. I tried to distract myself by singing, starting with all 22 verses of “American Pie” (I th...more

Speed Disc Golf
by DiscGolf4Women
posted May 28, 2012 at 4:02pm

Have Fun while you Run!...more

Coaching: My perspective with a little research thrown in
by alangelier
posted April 29, 2012 at 9:47am

What makes a good coach? Well-lots of things....more

13-year-old Winter Vinecki: Competing for a Cause
by Laura Landgreen
posted April 16, 2012 at 10:48am

Her name is Winter Vinecki, and on April 29th, 2012, she will embark upon her quest to be the youngest person to ever complete a full marathon on every continent. But Winter isn’t doing this just to hold a world record, which she will upon successful com...more

Joanna Zeiger takes on Nerve Block Redux
by Fast at Forty
posted February 10, 2012 at 10:41am

About 18 months ago, I had an intercostal nerve block, which I wrote about here. In short, an intercostal nerve block is a method of injecting a numbing agent and cortisone, under x-ray guidance, right into the nerve root between a particular rib with the...more

Joanna Zeiger: Time for Change - How to Get Out of a Rut in 2012
by Fast at Forty
posted November 10, 2011 at 9:28am

The triathlon season is winding down. This is a perfect time to reflect on goals attained, missed opportunities, the fun, the grind. Most importantly, the break from the normal regime is a chance to ask yourself this question:  What next? I find that at...more

Joanna Zeiger: Beware the never ending season and allow yourself some lazy
by Fast at Forty
posted October 27, 2011 at 10:45pm

Is it time for the off-season yet?When I first started racing triathlons the US season kicked off with the St. Anthony’s triathlon in late April and concluded with the Hawaii Ironman in October. Then I started racing ITU, and the season started a little...more

Joanna Zeiger: A Visit to The Cortisone Cowboy
by Fast at Forty
posted October 13, 2011 at 9:23am

Sometimes it takes reaching a low point to try a different tactic. The Twin Cities marathon was such a catalyst; not finishing the race due to ongoing rib pain and the continued pain in the days afterward spurred me into action. Last year I underwent a se...more

Coolangatta Gold Ironwoman Courtney Hancock
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted September 20, 2011 at 11:21am

Lots of focus on the male rugby teams down in the Southern Hemisphere this month and while reading the Aussie papers for news of their reaction to the Irish win (see how I got that in there), an interview with Ironwoman Courtney Hancock scrolled-up.Ironwo...more

Joanna Zeiger: Kinesio Tape and Fairy Dust
by Fast at Forty
posted September 20, 2011 at 10:59am

I have been dealing with my rib injury for nearly two years. I have come to view this injury as a chronic condition, not unlike my asthma. It is with me all the time. It must be managed on a daily basis. Most of the time, the injury lingers in the backgro...more

Ironman Lake Placid: Welcome to the club boys!
by Byline to Finish Line
posted July 25, 2011 at 12:46pm

Let’s start with my shorts. They are my favorite running shorts — dark blue with a great liner, good fit and good track record for keeping me cool. I should know the brand name, but alas, I don’t. I only know I bought them in the St. Bonaventure Uni...more

Joanna Zeiger's Most Embarrassing Moments
by Fast at Forty
posted July 19, 2011 at 10:22am

Today I updated my resume. No, I did not toil on my professional resume. I am referring to my resume of most embarrassing moments. Undoubtedly, my resume of most embarrassing moments is quite full already. But, it is always nice to keep things current. Ma...more

Ironman Addiction
by Fast at Forty
posted July 12, 2011 at 1:28pm

I wrote a post last year about exercise addiction. One thing was very clear from the responses to that post; many of us are exercise addicts. I believe there is a special subset in that group, those who are not only addicted to exercise in general, but to...more

Intention and gifts: Apply athletics to every day life
by Byline to Finish Line
posted May 11, 2011 at 1:05pm

There are times when I forget that I’ve done an Ironman. Every once in a while, when my brain gets caught in a swirl of activity and pulled by forces of negativity and doubt, someone close to me will say, “Um, Amy. You can handle this. You’ve done a...more

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