How (Most) Running Shoes Cause Pain and Leads to Injury

In 2014 I tore my meniscus in my right knee. I was also diagnosed with “severe” arthritis. That was my wake up call. I was not done competing in the Ironman and did not believe I had to quit. “Certainly, other runners have arthritis and still run”, I thought.  I was troubled when Dr. Braden told me that arthritis was bone on bone and eventually I’d have to have my knees replaced.

I told him perhaps in other people. Not for me.

I had knee surgery in January of 2015 to repair the torn meniscus.

Right after that was my quest to figure all this out. I discovered some stats that troubled me yet led to my discovery that I’m sharing with you today.

Did you know that the United States has the most running type injuries than any country in the world? The country with the least running injuries was Africa. Why is this so?

There are several reasons.

Blood Lactate Testing for a Ketogenic Low-Carb Athlete; Is it Viable?

Blood lactate testing for speed athletes; sprinters to endurance, has been used successfully for at least the last 20 years.

However, there is not much written about it for an athlete on a ketogenic low-carb diet.

This article will attempt to answer some questions and lay a framework for a ketogenic low-carb athlete to consider using blood lactate to improve performance through proper training of the two main energy fuel systems. 

Quest for Kona; Video Blog 001

The Video Blog of My Journey to Become an Ironman World Champion

Have you ever dreamed of winning the big race? Gaining the big break in your job or business? As a child did you dream of being on the big stage?

Feeling like I did as a boy I dreamt of winning the NBA title as a Boston Celtic. I feel just like that now only I’m a 61-year-old grandfather. My zest to win has never diminished.

My first Ironman was on April 15, 2007. My fifteenth Ironman was on October 10, 2015, the Ironman World Championship. My only goal in all 15 of these Ironman triathlons was to finish. Thankfully, with the grace of God, I was able to finish.