Breaking Down The Average College Athletic Scholarship

A lot of time on this site is devoted to cycling and running with only occasional references to my athletic life prior to triathlon. But before all of this Cheap Athlete mumbo-jumbo there were about 10 years of a skinny, Speedo-clad dude with greenish hair swimming countless laps of backstroke. There were also a couple of years of beer-fueled laziness and 2-hour commutes but we’ll just gloss over that part. No, you didn’t watch me

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The Cheap Athlete’s Guide To Overnight Relays

So there are a couple of topics I honestly feel that I am an expert on: Riding a folding bike Running through the winter Participating in an overnight relay Making fancy-pants spreadsheets in Excel Only one of those I’ve been able to capitalize on financially, can you guess which one? Much to Dahon’s liking I’ve saturated this site with articles on my folding bike so I won’t subject y’all to another one, yet. The cold

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Marathoning and the quest for the Holy Grail

Boston. Boston. Boston. Boston. Boston. Boston. For so many runners making it to Boston is akin to taking a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. To run the world’s oldest annual marathon and line up against the best runners on the planet. To cross over that famous finish line and proudly wear that jacket. To let people know: “I ran Boston” But what they really want to say is: “I qualified for Boston. Nana nana booboo.” Getting that

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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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