The opportunity cost machine

Before we start I must give you a disclaimer. I have an economics degree and I currently spend my days as a professional excel jockey for a financial institution. So in other words, I like to math. Boring….next article Egon. I understand you may not live for this stuff and that’s cool, I guess, but you should at least get familiar with this topic as it could drastically change your life. I’m serious. Understanding the

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Free Intermediate Half Marathon Training Plan

I just want to get a best time! So unlike the beginner plan the expectation here is that you’re a seasoned runner looking to run a faster time. Maybe you have a few half marathons under your belt or you’re a former college runner looking for something  a little more than a “just finish” program. In this program we will increase the number of runs per week from 4 to 5 and incorporate track work on

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Free Half Marathon Plan for beginners

I just want to finish this thing! If you’re a first timer, second attempter or a veteran and your objective is just to finish a half marathon then this is your plan. The purpose here is to establish a base of running and not to worry about incorporating any speed work. Also note that I only call for 4 days of running per week with Sunday – Monday being the only back to back running

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Cheap Athlete’s guide to winter bike commuting

This post may contain affiliate links. See the full disclosure here. Q: Are you planning on winter bike commuting? A: Umm, obviously. This is the third post in a series of “so you wanna start bike commuting posts.” Just to recap, the first post discussed bike buying advice and the second post laid out some of the essential accessories for biking commuting. Now were going to focus on bike commuting in the winter. This post is

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Bike commuting essentials (part deux)

This post may contain affiliate links. See the full disclosure here. Hola! So in Part 1 we discussed the most important part of bike commuting – the bike. In this post we’ll discuss all the other stuff you probably want to consider. Like I noted earlier, some things are not always necessary depending on your situation but were gonna go through em all. So without any further ado, the list of stuff that can surely make

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Bike commuting essentials part 1

Bike Commuting Essentials Part 1 – Le vélo So you wanna start bike commuting? Great. Now what are the essential items you need to get started? Getting into anything for the first time can be overwhelming. And if you hang around the internet long enough you’ll start thinking you need everything. So I decided to create a “bike commuting essentials” series of posts to clear things up a bit. These will be different that most posts,

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Should you buy a triathlon wetsuit? (Xterra Vortex Review)

Q: Do I need a triathlon wetsuit? A: No Q: But everyone else wears one? A: Sigh I’m going to start off with this – I am not a fan of wetsuits. I spent a large portion of my life as a competitive swimmer and even earned a scholarship to swim at the Division I level. And you know what we never wore in college? Wetsuits. When I grew up swimmers looked like Mark Spitz.

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A few notes on simplicity

Hello internet, how are you? How did you end up here? Who knows, but I’m happy you’re here. I think there’s some good stuff for you to read here, but maybe I’m a bit biased. Wanted to kick this off with a post on simplicity. Why? Because its essential to understanding my posts. There’s beauty in simplicity. Life should be simple. Don’t muck it up by complicating things. And boom there it is, my life’s

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Imposter!

Ok, post numero deux. If you read the first post and are now reading the second then, holy crap, I actually published this stuff. I just spent a considerable amount of time (writing a post takes much longer than originally thought) laying out my fundamental approach to life. Now I’m gonna call myself out. I have lots of stuff. I own a road bike, mountain bike, triathlon bike, folding bike, and vintage 3 speed bike. I

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