The Beginning: I began this web site in the summer of 2003 with a couple purposes in mind. First, I wanted a consolidated and convenient location to post all the race information, gear, and other sites I would typically use in a year of training and competing. The second goal was to have a site where friends and families could go to see what our family was doing.
In the middle: Obviously, since its inception, the purpose of the web site has evolved to include an outlet for my occasional writings on training, technique and race reports as well as a gear section. The purpose of the gear section began as a place to locate the items I used on a regular basis and has also has evolved to a include recommendations on many types of gear.
Currently: I took many years off from maintaining this website as I began a career in emergency management and continued in Search and Rescue (currently 13 years). I am adding new content, but I am also maintaining 17 years of ultras, adventure races and epics with my friends and family. You can see our two boys growing up in the photos and my eldest race in the Leadville Race Series both the 100 mile run and bike as well as my youngest doing the Austin Rattler in Texas.
So eventually the question arises, “what qualification do you have to provide advice on training, gear selection and competition”. So, I have finally decided to document some of the different experiences (highlights) which have added to my collective knowledge on various endurance competitions which span over 29 years starting with my first exposure to adventure racing in 1980 during Sandhurst Competition at West Point, NY (http://www.usma.edu/dmi/sandhurst_competition.htm) and ending with the thrid year of completing the "Leadman" during the 2009 season.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Education at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
So, there you have it--my general qualifications. I have competed in many more events that come to mind: Bud Light Triathlon series [remember those? back in the day...with lots of neon], 24 Hours at Snowshoe, Coors Light Biathlon [then changed to duathlon], 1st place overall in the Georgia State Duathlon championship, Various pentathlon (no horses involved although I do race with burros during Leadville Boom Days) and quadathons , but the above are the PR highlights and are the ones that readily come to mind...
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