Jeff Gaura, running the final 18 miles at Zofingen.

The Zofingen Duathlon: sorting out Truth from Myth

There is too much half baked information at the Zofingen Duathlon out there. Someone needs to address this....so let it be me.

Pyrenees: a trip inside as much as outside.

This blog could focus on any of three different messages, all of which could be a could be a couple chapters long.  The uniqueness of the people, the history of the places, and how the ride changed me are all great stories to tell.  I will sprinkle a little of each in here. Climbing mountains holds … Continue reading Pyrenees: a trip inside as much as outside.

How to prepare for the Pyrenees

Someone told me, "The Pyrenees are a theme park for adults who like exercise and eating." This idea's truth rings deep. Unlike the traditional blog, this one is focused on recommended behaviors, and there is exactly one reason for that...I wish I had something written to guide my thinking before I prepared to travel to the … Continue reading How to prepare for the Pyrenees

My first 250 km weekend

"But for each of us, isn't life about determining your own finish line?" Diana Nyad This last weekend, my finish line took 2 days to reach, and there is no way I could ever forget it.  I was scheduled to cycle 162 miles this weekend, including my first 100 mile day.  For a seasoned cyclist, … Continue reading My first 250 km weekend

The bus wreck that became the National Championship….

Like a thief in the night, joy can be taken from the strongest of souls, in a matter of seconds…especially when you watch a multi-vehicle accident within an hour of something you have been planning for more than half a year. On the ride to the race, Danielle and I got on our bikes at … Continue reading The bus wreck that became the National Championship….

Jeff Gaura and Alex Gaura, at the Grandover Duathlon.

Father and Son Event-a day of adversity for both!

Riding and Running have become many things. They can be therapeutic.  I get to mentally depart from most of my other responsibilities while I prepare for races.  I love that I can start my day or interrupt my day to do this. They can be spiritual.  I can talk to God and hear from him, too, … Continue reading Father and Son Event-a day of adversity for both!