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Read What You Want Not What Your Supposed to                              21 Book Favorites of 2017

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December 04, 2017

 

It’s the time of the year for the best books to read and must read lists are published everywhere. How many times have you read a New York Times best seller and were  disappointed and wondered how could the book be so loved by everyone.

Under : books, reading

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DECA IRON – 1X10 Format – Can you finish it?

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November 26, 2017

The DECA Iron 1x10 race (Ironman per day format – 10 days in a row) is completely different event than the classic (continuous) DECA with respect to what it takes to finish. On the surface, it does not seem difficult to make a 24 hour cutoff time for each Ironman for 10 days. However it’s surprising how quickly the time limit goes by when you experience a day when everything does not go according to plan (sickness, injury, exhaustion, mental fatigue lap after lap). Several consecutive 17 hour days will leave the athlete with 4 hours or less of actual sleep time.

Under : coaching

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Sleep Deprivation for the DECA or multi day race - You Don't Need as Much as You Think

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November 06, 2017

Sleep deprivation and staying in the "safe-zone" is always a concern with athletes completing in long multi-day (5+ days and longer) events.  How often do we hear that it's a fine line - if you go to far into a sleep deprived state, its very difficult to recover and keep pushing throughout the race before a meltdown.

Under : endurance racing, sleep deprivation

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How to taper for a Multi Day Race simply

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October 05, 2017

One thing that's guaranteed in the world of multi sport endurance racing is that there is no single taper that works for everyone. There are so many theories on tapering for an event and personally I have tried at least 10 different approaches to tapering over the last 30 years.

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Final Qtr. 2017 - Top 5 ITEMS for Fall Business Planning

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October 03, 2017

As we start the final quarter of the year, it's the fall and for many business owners this is a busy time of the year for the final year end push. Maybe your business is seasonal with respect to your revenue flows - ex: tax consulting company, landscape business, medicare health insurance broker and retail establishments which all have extremely busy times then relax and recover syndrome may occur for many business owners. As you come to your "winter" or slower season what you have done in the fall (or prior season) will have impact during your lower revenue months. One thing is certain in any business - Winter Always Comes.

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EverEST Bike Challenge Perspectives

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September 26, 2017

The Everesting Challenge is an intriguing idea for those of you who want to do "your own" long endurance event.   The history of the idea and rules can all be found at http://www.everesting.cc/the-rules/.   The rules are quite simple, find a hill and ride up and down it for as long as it takes to complete 29,029 feet or 8,848 meters of elevation gain.   

Under : Cycling, Endurance Challenge, Mental Toughness

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DECA Budget Estimator - Plan for the financial cost of the DECA ahead of time

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September 15, 2017

Like any event, the overall DECA race costs should be evaluated and consolidated into a budget. Many times, the race excitement overtakes the financial reality and rough estimates of the cost to participate in a long event like the DECA. Over the years, coaching and advising athletes with respect to the DECA, one of the major missteps is that athletes don’t fully understand what everything will cost with the DECA. The DECA is significantly less expensive compared to races like Ultraman, Race Across America, climbing Mt. Everest, swimming the English Channel and other multi-day events.

Under : deca, triathlete, ultramarathon, deca race, running, budget, triathlon

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Entrepreneurial Leaders, Share Your Own Words

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August 21, 2017

If you are a business owner, one of the challenges is ensuring continuity of communications from leaders to the team and clients. A content messaging challenge for many business owners that I have worked with is having only team members (or outsourcing partners) write all the content for the company.

Under : business adviser, CGO Articles, entrepreneur

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Personalized Participation Awards in Endurance Sports

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August 02, 2017

Times have surely changed in this constant connection, self-promotion world that has evolved during the rapid growth of endurance racing. There is a positive aspect, making your race goal public will help with personal accountability (yes it adds pressure). However, the other side is a constant barrage of personal participation award related information.

Under : accountability coach, coaching and mentoring, triathlete, ultramarathon

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"I Don't Train" Trend in Ultra Endurance Racing

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July 12, 2017

Wow, have things changed since the days of training intensely to building to a key ultra endurance race. As I hear over and over again, many athletes just winging it and sign up for ultra events with no training, I still wonder why? Save the entry fee, travel and race budget and just do it on your own. However, the missing ingredient with the "do it on your own journeys", there is no personal interaction and hyped up race environment. Clearly the personal interaction from the ultra family space of a race atmosphere attracts many athletes and maybe it's because of our lack of face to face connection in the world we live in.

Under : ultramarathon

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