Strength and Honor

STRENGTH and Honor   Endurance sport athletes often say, “I’m an endurance athlete, I don’t need strength training!”  WRONG!  Strength training is a vital aspect to performance whether you are trying to win the race or whether you are just trying to finish the race feeling strong.   Strength training is a topic I could … [Read More]

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In A Rush

In a Rush   As endurance sport athletes we are very “Type A.”  We are aggressive.  We want results and we want them NOW!!!  Our endurance sport career should not be looked at in this way.  Results do not come over night.  As the saying goes, “It’s a marathon, not a sprint.”   Recently I … [Read More]

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“You guys need to get together and remember what you’re doing this for,” I said. “You’re not doing it for money. It may seem that way, but that’s just an external reward. You’re doing it for the internal rewards. You’re doing it for each other and the love of the game.”    Jackson, Phil (2012-10-09). … [Read More]

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Fundamentals are MENTAL

By Coach Jim Lubinski, October 6th     Fundamentals are MENTAL     I heard a story on the podcast “Under the Influence” that Tiger Woods, probably the best golfer of all time, was entrenched in a tight battle at a recent golf tournament.  Tiger was not happy with the way he was swinging the club … [Read More]

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      I am currently reading Phil Jackson’s book,  Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior.  His thoughts make me think a lot about life and what we are all “after” and why we are “after” what we are.   Besides that point, on a smaller scale, he talks about Zen Meditation and … [Read More]

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Ironman Canada 2014 BEARly Racing   I had pretty high hopes for IM Canada last Sunday held in Whistler, British Columbia.  Coming off of a good performance at Ironman Coeur d’Alene in June and a solid Ironman pacing performance at Steelhead 70.3 at the beginning of August, I thought I was ready to make my … [Read More]


Steelhead 70.3 Race Recap Wind, Birds, and Chop   I have never tried to hide my feelings for the two things I hate most in this life, WIND and BIRDS.  Well, I think it’s time to add another item to that list, CHOP.  With the exception of one LOSER manager I used to have at … [Read More]

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A few years back there were several reports that on Mandeville Canyon in Los Angeles there was a red sedan that was running cyclists off of the road.  The cyclists had given police descriptions of the car, license plate numbers, incident details, etc.  The police neglected to do anything about it.  One morning, as two … [Read More]

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: ) Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2013 Race Report     As I made the left hand turn and headed towards the final quarter mile and the finish line of Ironman Coeur d’Alene this past Sunday I became overwhelmed with a feeling of gratification.  I ran past the sea of thousands of spectators cheering on my … [Read More]


2013 IM California 70.3 Race Report UGH! First race of 2013. What’s the saying? It can only get better from here on out(hopefully). PLUG #1- I spoke about the race on the latest episode of “Jim and the Other Guy” but I want to get my thoughts down on “paper” so I can look back … [Read More]