Legal Disclaimer: It's not really a diet. It's about being so fat and out of control that you're willing to do anything, even training for an event that includes a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile full marathon. That's where I was, and this is the road I'm on. I'm Joshua Steimle, and I train for triathlons in the great state of Utah. Read my story.

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Anecdotal Evidence for Altitude Training

I’m no scientist, but I can tell the difference between “easy to breathe” and “hard to breathe”. I live and train in Draper, Utah. The altitude is about 4,500 feet, probably 4,600 feet where I live. My parents live in Arcadia, CA, which is at 479 feet. I started doing triathlons in 2007, and this […]


Born to Run – Book Review

Multiple friends have told me I needed to read this book, but I resisted for a year or two. But they were right, I did need to read this book. This is not a training book, it’s an amazing story. It reads in a very similar fashion to The Omnivore’s Dilemma. I’m not sure exactly […]


Evil to the Core

I’m not talking about what happens when you eat too much Ben & Jerry’s, nor am I making reference to that rotten apple I bit into last summer. I’m talking about what a pain it is to maintain a strong core, and yet…it seems to be something everyone says is important. “But,” you say, “I’m […]


The Green Smoothie Recipe to End All Green Smoothie Recipes

I’ve written previously about how to make green smoothies taste better. Green smoothies are bad enough in that they’re called “green smoothies”. It doesn’t help that you pack them full of a ton of spinach, kale, or other leafy greens. But if the green smoothie tastes horrible to boot, or it tastes fine on day […]


Book Review: The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, is one of my new heros, along with one of the subjects of the book, Joel Salatin, owner of Polyface Farms. One of the great blessings that has come into my life as a result of getting into triathlons in 2007 is that I did not just become […]


Next Up, Unassisted Marathon?

In April of 2010 I ran my first marathon. It seemed like a big deal at the time. Then a guy moved into my neighborhood who was training for a 100 mile run. He would go out and do 30, 40, and 60 mile “training” runs. Somehow doing a marathon doesn’t seem like such a […]


Stansbury, Utah Triathlon Race Report – 2011

The Stansbury triathlon, held near Tooele, Utah, marked the last event of the 2011 season for me, as well as the end of an experiment to see how fast I could get. Since getting into triathlon in 2007, I’ve focused exclusively on endurance, but this year I decided to focus on speed. I signed up […]


Don’t Do Stupid Things

I don’t know how the pros handle life. Imagine you’re training all year for Kona, and then two days before it you stub your toe or hit your knee on a table leg and you think “Oh great, is this going to take a minute or two off my race time and put me in […]


Scofield, Utah Triathlon Race Report – 2011

Today I competed in my second of three triathlons that I will do this year. This one was held at Scofield, Utah, in the Scofield Reservoir. Scofield is an actual town of about 30 people, located just south of the reservoir itself. We saw it, but not very well. But based on what we saw […]


JVC HAEBX85W Inner Ear Sports Clip Headphone

I’ve had problems finding the right earbuds/headphones for running, primarily because they kept falling out. Apple’s default iPod earbuds were ok, if I didn’t mind readjusting them every 3-4 minutes and putting them back in when they fell out every 5-6 minutes. I then purchased some Skullcandy earbuds per the recommendations of my Facebook so-called […]