Mar 19th, 2013

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Boston Warriors

 Bold swords tempered by the wide and mighty sea their names forever sung by gracious Mnemosyne1    Honor is within reach  it beckons a quick heart forged with iron chambers as those of Thessalian2 start    Join the mighty crew of Argo or equal ventures won  turn back the blood eyed Harpies  to swim, and Read more...

Dec 10th, 2012

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Bicycle Safety and Triathlon

Bicycle Safety and Triathlon   Approaching jurisdictions with the prospect of a triathlon race sends nearly all of its public officials running to their little bottles of Valium.  Forget that thousands of dollars in charitable donations are to be made, tens of thousands of dollars will be spent in local businesses, and most everyone will Read more...

Dec 5th, 2012

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There is no such thing as Failure

Some races rise like the tide during a hurricane, while others must blow in lightly, like a soft breeze; at first unnoticed until sufficient appreciation is only felt with their unthinkable absence.  Softly did Kona arrive before it was Ironman, softly did the Springfield to Provincetown bike ride turn in to the Pan Mass Challenge, and softly did the B.A.A. Read more...

Oct 23rd, 2012

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Triathlon Safety and You

The mean probability of death in an automobile accident in theUnited Statesis 1.49%.  That of being killed in a plane crash 0.005%.  Risk of death during triathlon at 0.0015%, falls somewhere between death from tornado, and death from lightning strike.  Does this knowledge prevent us from driving to work or the beach?  Does it prevent Read more...

Oct 8th, 2012

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What is that feeling?

There is a feeling that is worse than the surge of lactic acid that accompanies your body’s shift to anaerobic levels.  It is worse than the taste in your throat and the weakness in your legs.  There is a feeling that is more terrifying than the need to breathe while your face is still under Read more...