First and foremost, I am an endurance sports fan. There are very few things I enjoy more than watching a good documentary on a crazy race in a random part of the world – near or far. I enjoy learning about the race and what makes it challenging. I enjoy learning about the people and personalities competing in the race and what makes them tick. I enjoy learning about strategies and what differentiates the winners and those who don’t finish. Over the years I’ve seen some great documentaries on races like The Barkley Marathons, Badwater 135, ÖtillÖ, RAAM and the Tour Divide. I am always craving for more and this is one reason I’ve created The Intelligent Racer – to learn about even more amazing people, events, race strategies, etc.
Secondly, I am an endurance athlete myself. I compete mainly in triathlons, including the Ironman distance, although I’ve done running races, bike races, swim races, duathlons and aquabikes as well. I love learning about how to become a better overall endurance athlete. I love learning from those with more experience in an attempt to improve my performances. One of the most interesting things I find about participating in races is that, many times, amateurs and pros are tackling the same challenges. I’m almost side-by-side with people I find truly incredible, even though I’m much slower. Endurance racing has such an amazing community of participants, and yet very limited media coverage. I want to know how these people, who are doing the same course as me, do it so well. What is it about their training regime, mental toughness, nutrition, hydration, etc. that make them so good? This is what I aim to find out and why I’ve created The Intelligent Racer.
With a focus on learning from those succeeding (both professionals and elite amateurs) in some of the world’s most interesting and challenging races, I hope that the Intelligent Racer has a recipe where learning and entertainment are one in the same.
I hope you join me on this journey.
email: adam (at) intelligentracer.com
Some endurance sports, race highlights for me:
HITS Hudson Valley (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike)
Gran Fondo NY
American Zofingen (5 Mile Run / 29 Mike Bike / 5 Mile Run / 29 Mile Bike / 5 Mile Run)
Wildcat Ridge Romp (20m trail race)
Brooklyn Half Marathon
Gasparilla Half Marathon
NYC Half Marathon (2 times)
Toronto Half Marathon
Coral Reef Swim (St. Croix)
Island Beach Swim
Ironman Lake Placid
Ironman Mont Tremblant
Ironman 70.3 Raleigh
Ironman 70.3 St. George
Ironman 70.3 Syracuse (2 times)
Ironman 70.3 Timberman
Lifetime South Beach