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 a member of that 2-time NCAA Championship Team team was one of the highlights of my life. I swam with the legends at the time. Olympians, World Record Holders, American Record Holders. Names like Pablo Morales, John Moffet and Jeff Kostoff.
After retirement, I dabbled in staying in shape — a triathlon here, an open water swim race there. But life took over and I found myself at 40 pushing 200 lbs and totally out of shape. Maybe it was a mid-life crisis, but I decided to take matters into my own hands and make a change. I did a 7 day cleanse and switched to a vegatarian diet. I slowly got back in the pool. I put the running shoes on. I got a bike for my birthday. I started to feel good again. Then I wanted more. I went from vegetarian to vegan and immediately felt a huge difference in my energy levels. I started to shed the pounds and my strength returned. I have now been vegan for over a year and am in the best endurance shape of my life. I hired coach and Ironman pro Chris Hauth. And now I’m preparing for the race of a lifetime — the 2008 Ultraman World Championships– a double Ironman over 3 days that transverses the entire Big Island of Hawaii.
Join me on this journey as I bring you reports on my training, nutrition and the latest in multisport, swimming and cycling news!