Author Archives: Jeff Allen

About Jeff Allen

My mission is to balance the goals of my personal and professional life while continually gaining new knowledge and seeking wisdom. This effort to balance my goals should not dilute the quality of my goals, but should enhance the quality of life for my family, co-workers, friends, and students.

Buffalo Spring Lake 70.3

Lubbock, Texas June 25, 2017 This was expected to be a 90+ degree race with winds exceeding 20mph.   Instead, we had moderate temps in the 80s with a 8-10mph SE winds and overcast skies.   This is a tough … Continue reading

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Ironman 70.3 Texas

April 2, 2017 First ½ Ironman! Weather overcast and 70 – 80 degree for race time with 90% humidity.  Water 74.5 This was a much-anticipated race and the first of three 70.3 races in preparation for Ironman Arizona 2017.   This … Continue reading

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Mean Green Duathlon

I did this one to myself – on purpose.  Why?  To make me train the run.   This is my first race of the 2017 Triathlon season.   There was a choice for this race to run the triathlon or duathlon. … Continue reading

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Hot Chocolate 15k, Dallas, Texas

The 15k is a strange distance.  I haven’t raced this particular distance, but now have enough races under my belt to begin estimating my pace and understand the character of the race as it happens. Why this race?  Jared Allen (pictured), my … Continue reading

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Growing up in the dirt

Growing up is mud pies, cut fingers, skin’t knees and elbows. Growing up is scars that don’t go away – they tell your story.   Growing up is both a mangy dog and fleas in your favorite hand-me-down sleeping bag – … Continue reading

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The Traditional Roles of Research Faculty

A warning from the beginning: The following is a traditional view of the role of faculty members as they progress through their careers – not necessarily the roles of faculty members at all research universities today. However, reviewing these traditional … Continue reading

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Connecting Learning to Performance

Effective Training in Four Easy Steps   “Those who can do . . .those who can’t teach.” How many times have I hear that one? Never! Teaching seems easy, until you have 40 students looking to you for “the information” … Continue reading

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Resilient: WPC — Travels and Trifles

“Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.” Muhammad Ali Search the web for quotes about resilience and you’ll find hundreds of examples of great minds expounding on the subject. For … Continue reading

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Austin 70.3 Relay (bike leg)

This race report is a little bit different than others since it’s not truly a race report, but self-feedback on a single leg of a race.  Additionally, there was no swim leg….so it was a walking start to the line, … Continue reading

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