Author Archives: Jeff Mather

Four Notches and Two Tours

Saturday night, as I was falling asleep, I had a dream that woke me almost bolt upright. I was riding my bike, and suddenly I flew off the edge of a mountain. My tired subconscious had combined the two adventures … Continue reading

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Mass State Triathlon 2015

I never got around to giving a report for last year’s Mass State Triathlon. It was the weekend before I left for RAGBRAI, and writing up a lengthy post about the race wasn’t at the top of my priority list. … Continue reading

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The Shortest Distance Between Two Points is a Rail Trail

Today I did something that I’ve never done before: I ran to work. My Ironman plan said that I needed to run for a bit more than two hours, but we’re going out of town this weekend, and a run … Continue reading

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Take Care of Yourself

A few weeks ago some of us were talking while waiting for Pool Guy to show up and let us in. Somehow diabetes came up in the conversation. I might have been saying how I had a very good diabetes … Continue reading

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June Round-up

I’m having trouble accepting that it’s July. It just doesn’t seem possible. Fitness-wise, May and June look a lot alike. The weather didn’t really cooperate for my long rides on the weekend, but I started commuting to work more by … Continue reading

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This Old Man Cray Cray

Last Friday I posted about how I’ll be riding my bike more because, when it comes right down to it, cycling is often a more relaxing way to commute than driving. Earlier in the morning I had driven to the … Continue reading

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Rock Beats Scissors. Bike Beats Car.

My office is 16 miles from my house. That’s via the most direct route, which is frequently slow in a car because the backroads are actually main streets, and it passes through four town centers—Milford, Holliston, Sherborn, and Natick—each of … Continue reading

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I Like Big Hills: Quassy Half-ironman

Training for an Ironman is a funny thing. The distances and times involved in the event are so long that, on one level, I sort of forgot that a half-ironman is the longest athletic event I’ve ever done. In the … Continue reading

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Come What May (Round-up)

“It’s the First of June,” I told myself on the way to work this morning. “Huh. I guess it’s time to recap the last month of fitnessy good times.” Between working from home, volunteering, and riding my bike to work, … Continue reading

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Pimp My Ride

It’s the time of the season for riding my bike to and from work. It’s bright in the morning. The temperatures are warm . . . well, warm enough. And the crack in Tommy V’s carbon fiber chainstay is fixed. I’m aiming to … Continue reading

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Round and Round We Go

This post about trying to set a 10K PR has been sitting around in my drafts folder for over six months. It seems relevant to today, when I headed over to the track to do speedwork for the first time … Continue reading

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What’s new, Canada?

Hey, Canada? What’s up? You know, I think about you all the time. You’re home to some of my favorite people. I read their blogs and Facebook updates. I see details about their cycling and running on Strava. I’d love … Continue reading

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I intended to post this last Friday for Day 5 of (the now past) Diabetes Blog Week, but life got in the way. “Write a post documenting what you eat in a day! Feel free to add links to recommended … Continue reading

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Deferents and Epicycles

Hey, we’re halfway through Diabetes Blog Week 2015! So far so good. I’ve been doing my best to write to the prompts this year, but I think I’ve taken a few liberties. Anyway, I think I stuck close today. “Today … Continue reading

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Swim Selfie

Last month, someone from my college sent me a little gift in the mail. It happened to arrive the same day as some new goggles. Naturally, I had to thank her with a picture of me making the most of … Continue reading

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