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The Project 2016 Playlist

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The Project 2016 Playlist

I will skip the part where I bemoan my inability to write a blog post consistently. I want to talk about the future, 2016 – which is more than one lap of a mile over. For the 5 readers here who know me well, you understand that music is an important part of my life. Since the 6th grade I have been an ardent fan of electronic music, and for that reason, I thought I would put out my Project ...

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Philadelphia Triathlon Recap

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Philadelphia Triathlon Recap

Rewind the clock to 2012, and if you ask multi-sport endurance rookie Brian Sica what he would change, the answer would be, “I should have been a Duathlete, swimming sucks.”

Fast forward to June 28th, 2015, Trirock announces that the swim portion of the Philadelphia Triathlon has been cancelled. My first reaction, “Now I definitely won’t place.” Seriously dude? It’s amazing how my perspective on the sport has changed over time as my swimming has made leaps and bounds, while the other ...

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Things I Hate About Triathlon

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It’s impossible for me to keep a running blog (puns!). I love writing, but doing it consistently is like going to the dentist every month. It would probably be good for my teeth, but I don’t want to go to the dentist every month.

So to spur me out of my slump, I am going to do my favorite thing, complain. I love complaining and I love triathlon, so the opportunity to complain about triathlon is too good to NOT write ...

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My Christmas Wish List

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My Christmas Wish List

Everyone, especially all of the wonderful women in my life, knows that Thanksgiving is just a good meal and a speed bump on the way to the main event that is Christmas. Now that we have passed that minor inconvenience, I thought I would take a page out of every content playbook ever used and share my offseason Christmas wish list with my 5 readers. Now you have it in case you want to buy me any of these items:

A ...

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Season Review & Off-Season Goals

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Season Review & Off-Season Goals

I think that every driven triathlon (nay, person) is their own toughest critic. I remember speaking with my super human teammate Jess after her Lake Placid race. The disappointment in her voice was palpable, and I laughed as I responded to her own scathing critique of her race, “You are such a triathlete!”

But I get it. Hidden within my words of encouragement is a deep empathy for the way she expressed frustration with her race. It’s something very hard to ...

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Philly Olympic Race Report – Crash and (Road)Burn

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Philly Olympic Race Report – Crash and (Road)Burn

Not finishing a race sucks. It is the worst feeling in the world; that DNF sitting next to your name is the triathlon equivalent of the scarlet letter. No matter the reason, you never feel good about it. But you know what sucks a lot worse? Being hurt. Today I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to walk around on two legs, relatively pain free.

Yesterday (June 22nd) was the Philadelphia Olympic Triathlon. I raced it last year, and it ...

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American Triple-T Race Recap: A Lesson in Suffering

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American Triple-T Race Recap: A Lesson in Suffering

The American Triple-T is a unique endurance challenge. Taking place over three days, the race begins with a super sprint on Friday night, two Olympic-ish distance races on Saturday, and a half iron distance race on Sunday. You have the option of doing the race with a teammate, and mine was good friend and stellar athlete Dr. Mike Halstead. Having a teammate affords you the privilege of drafting during the bikes on Saturday afternoon and Sunday, but you race Friday ...

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The Anatomy of a Perfect Month

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The Anatomy of a Perfect Month

The Anatomy of a Perfect Month

February sucked. It was a tough month – training wise I mean. I missed a few workouts, I was on the road for 10 days, and the quality was severely lacking. The responsibility for this falls squarely on my shoulders. Coach DeLese and Cane don’t do workouts for me, they don’t miss workouts for me, and quite frankly, life happens.

So why am I writing this? Because the calendar flipped to March, and it was perfect. ...

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Set Goals, Lay Track

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Set Goals, Lay Track

I love numbers. From the beginning of my athletic career (gymnastics), through grade schools and college (baseball), to now (triathlon, endurance sports), being able to measure and quantify results and progress has always been one of my favorite things to do. I am obsessed with batting average, home runs, RBI’s, WAR, OPS, isolated slugging percentage, win probability added, watts, mph, RPM, stride rate, splits, and transition times. But not heart rate – I hate heart rate.

All of this is front ...

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Learning from Other Athletes: Why I Love the Winter Olympics

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Learning from Other Athletes: Why I Love the Winter Olympics

I am one of those people that idolize the athletes of the Winter Olympics. As an American, I understand that the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, and the World Series are chances to come together, see great teams play, and blah blah blah. In reality, it’s rare that those sports captivate me. Don’t get me wrong, I love baseball, despite everyone’s insistence that it’s boring, and I could watch hours of it on end. But it’s very ...

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