Lyme Disease and Me

Over three years ago, I continually woke up feeling stiff, sore and fatigued. It’s one thing to feel this way when in training or from frequent races, but I haven’t had the joy of crossing a finish line of any kind to justify my creeping geriatric condition in a long time. What could be causing […]

Soak Up These Tips to Jump into SUP

If you told me that you could combine my love of rowing, surfing and nature all into one package, I would hug you. Well that’s exactly what happened to the lucky dude who introduced me to Stand Up Paddling (or SUP). When I planted my feet on the stand up board for the first time, […]

P.S. Don’t forget to take in the view!

Reflecting back on a trip to the Sierra Nevadas, I remember what it was like to fall in love again. It had been a long time since I’d been hit with such beauty, power and serenity at the same time. I also knew that with this “one”, total focus, finesse and determination would need to […]

Positive Peer Pressure

Last week my alarm went off at 5:45am. My hams were tight, I had two little ones in bed – a kicker on one side and a cougher the other – and my run the day before had left me feeling almost arthritic. Getting up to row seemed like a younger man’s game. Two cups […]

Surviving on the Road

The most frustrating thing about travel is how it knocks us off our fitness wagons. We often return home having lost ground, either because of our schedule or destination prevented us from working out. After 85,000 air miles logged last year, I’ve learned how to survive the road, maintain fitness and preserve health along the […]

Failure is an Option

A few blogs ago, I wrote about eliminating excuses and doing the work required to reach your goal. I encourage each of you to aim high, take some risks, and be prepared to fail. Yes, failure is an option. Not only will you become a better athlete, but a better human as well. Here are […]

6 Ways to Get Started Indoor Rowing

My mission for the past decade or so has been to bring rowing to as many people as possible; I want to educate people on the many benefits of rowing. Boat clubs are great way to do so, but are limited in how many folks they can coach a year. And although rowing on the […]

The Importance of Rest and Recovery to a Training Plan

Lately, I have heard, “Hey Josh, I love reading all your workouts and blogs, but man, they look too painful for me!” My immediate thought was Well, at least someone’s reading my blog! But my second was, Am I being too tough? Maybe I need to reiterate the importance of rest and recovery to a […]

Your Reboot Workout Schedule for February

Right now, your strict workout schedule of January may be slacking. You may be considering moving your first race to later in the year. Maybe you are still traveling for family or career, interrupting your workout schedule. You may already be bored with your New Year’s Resolution. Wherever you are, let me make take the stress […]

Step Onto the Bike With Me

Does this feeling sound familiar? Your quads burn like there’s a fire in every fiber. Your lungs struggle to rise and fall, as though someone were standing on your chest. The mind begs to stop, and wrestles with giving in – but doesn’t. Your eyes narrow on something – anything – as a focal point, […]