Fast at Forty Blog

How Should I Approach the End of the Season?

The end of the season is an interesting time and is approached by athletes in many different ways. No matter what, though, it is a time to rest and relax. At least a little...

Kona Chronicles: Part 5

Ironman is not a spectator sport. I know I am stating the obvious, but, wow, it just isn’t. Like many sports events, it is the palpable excitement of being there that draws people in,...

Kona Chronicles: Part 4

Since I arrived on the island, the best word to describe how I have felt is reminiscent. Every place I visited, every person I bumped into, every nook and cranny that I passed created...

Kona Chronicles: Part 3

Kona is a vortex; or, perhaps, it’s vacation in general. My awake hours account for about 18 hours of each day in which I have been spending 90 minutes exercising and 2 hours working....

Kona Chronicles: Part 2

The view from the house Today I woke up at an entirely more civilized hour: 4am. Somehow that has a more humane ring than 3am, the time at which I awoke yesterday. I love...

Kona Chronicles: Part 1

Kona Chronicles: Part 1

I arrived in darkness. I sit here typing, overlooking the vast expanse of Kona sprawled out below, also in darkness. There is a certain sameness about it; the yellow lights, the impossible stillness, the...