TransIowa is a 300+ self-supported mostly gravel race with a pretty aggressive time limit.  Most people do not finish.  Below are some of my daily thoughts as I get ready for this beast of a challenge.

More info about the race can be found here:

A few weeks ago I talked a little bit about the strength work I do off the bike. This video digs into the routine I do on a regular basis. I have no desire to get large but developing strength is key to endurance cycling.

Sometimes we look for every excuse to not get out there. Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even when you don’t want to do it.

I do believe there are always things you can find as motivators. Once upon a time I wanted to go to engineering school at MIT so it was cool to run through the campus this morning. It was also pretty sweet to run through Harvard yard. Find the spark that gets you out of bed or off the couch. It’s a big, beautiful world out there.

Strava activity here:

Social media makes our lives seem 100% awesome and easy.  In reality, it takes a hell of a lot of hard work, planning, and help.  Here are three big areas that make it happen for Wendi and I.

Core strength, stability and mobility are key to an endurance athlete’s success.  Here are some of the tools I have used to put it all together.  Today I also discovered that shooting a video in landscape looks a hell of a lot better.

Over the years I had become more and more focused on performance which had some pretty negative impact to my social life and overall emotional wellbeing.  This year I am going to incorporate more group rides and try to be a better guy to be friends with.

Hey look at me!  I am blogging again....sort of.  TransIowa is months away but moving into the holiday season and the prospect of some good time off of work has me motivated to get focused and organized for this race.  This is the beginning of my journey.