I'm coming off a rest week cycle (13 hours of training last week as opposed to 25 hours the week prior) in my training for Ultraman and feeling quite good, although admittedly a but restless. So counter-intuitive to "rest" when I only have 3 months of real training left before the event. I feel like I need to be doing Read More
Check out this piece on Ian Crocker in today's NY Times.You gotta admit, this guy is COOL. As much as I want to see Phelps bag 8 or 9 golds, there is something to be said for rooting for Crocker in the 100 fly...He's a real guy. “After the Olympics,” Crocker said, “the only questions you get asked by people are Read More
Check out this interesting article in today's LA Times on doping. It offers a rather unique perspective from Mark Sisson, an incredible former marathoner and Ironman athlete who has served as Executive Director of the US Triathlon Federation and as Chairman of the ITU where he oversaw their anti-doping program. I have had the pleasure of spending a bit of Read More
I love my Newton Running Shoes!These shoes are the latest in running technology created by a small start up company in Boulder Colorado. What is unique about them is that the padding is placed not on the heel but on the forefoot, to promote a toe strike stride rather than a heel strike, now understood to be counter to the Read More
Enjoy this great article on Michael Phelps from today's NY Times.
Dara has really stirred the pot.Say what you will, but I choose to believe that she's clean until proven otherwise. Is it farfetched? Very much so. I'm her age and I can't imagine swimming faster than I did 20 years ago. Its mind-blowing quite frankly. But when I saw her perform at Olympic Trials, I got goosebumps. If she is Read More
Welcome to Jai Ultra!I have created this blog to bring you the latest news in Triathlon, Swimming, Cycling and Endurance Sports. In so doing, my goal is to promote a healthy sober lifestyle and espouse the virtues of an organic plant based diet for athletes of all levels.I was a world-ranked competitive swimmer at Stanford University in the late-80's. Being Read More