A Staten Island triathlete and endurance coach ventures into the ultramarathon realm where there are seemingly no limits to human endurance. In 2013, he successfully finished the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning (picture of 2013 Grand Slam finishers above; I'm second from right), becoming only the 282nd person (since its beginnings in 1986) and only the fourth New Yorker to finish four of the oldest and most prestigious 100 mile ultramarathons in the U.S. in only 10 weeks.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Saucony Responds to Nike's New Technology!

Looks like Saucony has responded to Nike's full carbon plate brand of shoes with its own line!

Endorphin Speed, the lightweight racer.

You can access the Slowtwitch article here.

This is the very definition of competition, and it's a win-win for all of us runners and triathletes. Any type of banning would be very bad for the sports of running and triathlon and would run counter to the innovating trend of the shoe companies.

In addition, a ban on running shoes with full carbon plates doesn't make sense. Yes, there seems to be a big energy return on each step, but this is YOUR energy, energy that is put in when each foot hits the ground, not energy from outside assistance. In other words, the shoes basically increase the efficiency of your running. There's nothing wrong with that!
If the price is reasonable I might pick up some of these Saucony shoes in the near future.
Endorphin Shift, the trainer version of the line.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Ruth Purbrook - Works 60 Hours Per Week, Still Has Time To Train, Does Ironman in 9.5 hours!

"I don't have time to train." 

Sorry, your excuse is blown out of the water. Purbrook works 60 hrs per week, trains, & finishes Ironman in 9.5 hrs.

Make fitness a priority. It helps support work and family in incredible ways.

Meet Ruth Purbrook, the Ironman athlete that trains in her shed and works 60 hours each week in the City

#saturdaymotivation #ironman

Friday, December 6, 2019

100 Tri Workouts in 100 Days in 2020!

Hmmm, quite interesting!

Slowtwitch is putting forward a "100 runs in 100 days" challenge that started on December 1. You can take a look at the link:


You can join up now, if you want; if you have days off between December 1 and now, you can easily catch up with two runs in a day. We're all endurance athletes, so it shouldn't be a problem at all!

I was thinking of a similar challenge staring on January 1 for all athletes, not just those that I'm training. It will involve swimming and cycling as well. The reward for completing at least a 30 minute swim, bike, or run on each of the first 100 days of 2020 would be a good, solid base throughout the winter as spring approaches.

Heck, I'm signing up for this challenge myself!

It's a great incentive as this would be a great motivator! It should also give them a leg up on the competition when the challenge ends in April when it finally gets warmer out.

Let me know if you're interested in this kind of challenge! 😁

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Confirmed for Ironman Maryland!

It's nice to be goal oriented. Now I have a goal to orient myself with next year.

The race is listed here on my 2020 schedule also (listed on the right). Expect more races to appear there soon.

This partiocular race is on September 19. Let's get cracking.

#ironman #immd #ironmanmaryland #triathlon

Monday, December 2, 2019

Ironman Arizona? Or Ironman Maryland?

First thing's first...

My personal training services are an expansion in an already successful effort through triathlon to promote fitness and health to those interested. The services will be listed on my website tomorrow, so stay tuned. I'll keep you updated on the details. 

On a more personal note, I'll be racing Ironman next year. The big decision was to be made today, as Ironman Arizona registration opened up and was expected to fill within hours. The other option was Ironman Maryland in September. Arizona required a plane trip, I can drive to Maryland from NYC. I think the decision is clear... IMMD Ironman triathlon gofarthersports mondaymotivations

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Squatchy Leftovers 10K!

This is perhaps the last race of the year for me. Next event that I'll be doing (not a race) will probably be the Super Secret Hash in South Brunswick, NJ in January.

I had a decent day today, finishing 13th at the Squatchy Leftovers 10K at South Mountain Reservation, going 53:33. The hills in the back end were tough. Here I was running with the renowned Wizard, Phil Pagdanganan, at the beginning of the race.

This is perhaps
the last race of the year for me. Next event that I'll be doing (not a race) will probably be the Super Secret Hash in South Brunswick, NJ in January.

#sassquad #trailrunning #running

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Mark Your Calendars! Indoor Triathlon on Feb 29!

Looks like we'll be running an indoor triathlon out of the Staten Island JCC on the night of February 29!

It will be a 10 minute swim in the pool, a 30 minute ride on the spin bike, and 20 minutes of running on the treadmill. There will be a 10 minute break at "T1" and a 5 minute break at "T2."

There will also be a series of classes that will prepare everyone for the event, so any athlete from beginners to vets are welcome to join. It's tentative but the classes will involve Tuesday morning swims and bricks on Wednesday nights. This will also prepare athletes for the triathlon 2020 season also.

Once we hammer out the details I will publicly post the ad here to get the ball rolling!

Stay tuned! 😁👍