In this blog, you will find Doron’s thought’s about his training and the races he has completed. Feel free to click the RSS Subscription button below to subscribe and be notified in your web browser about updates to the blog.

Rose Bowl Half Marathon
As I have traditionally done after a race, I write a summary of the race for those people that have supported my racing efforts through Team Tisser Foundation (TTF), the non-profit charity co-founded by my wife Laurie and me. The following is a summary of my latest race.

Surf City Marathon
My 2007-2008 marathon and triathlon season was supposed to start at the end of 2007 with a half marathon race (13.1. miles). Unfortunately, due to injuries and not feeling well, I didn’t do that race.

The Perfect Season (and more) Accomplished
Let me give you the bottom line first. I achieved a lifetime personal best in the Ironman triathlon (a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run) at Ironman Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on June 24, 2007. I finished the race in 13 hours 54 minutes, almost 2 hours faster than last year’s time of 15 hours, 45 minutes.

Ford 70.3: The Dream Continues for the Perfect Season
As you may recall, my goal for the 2006-2007 season is to have my Perfect Season, which will consist of breaking my lifetime personal best time in 4 different races, a half marathon, a full marathon, a half Ironman triathlon and a full Ironman triathlon.

As you know, I competed at Ironman Coeur d’Alene, in Idaho, on June 25, 2006.

Woodland Hills, California to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: 4,410 Miles
Have you ever had a dream you were working towards? Do you remember how nervous and excited you were as the day approached for making your dream come true?

168 Mile Thanksgiving Bike Ride
On Friday November 25, 2005, I set out to do something I had never done before; I was going to ride my bicycle from the San Fernando Valley to Santa Maria, California over the course of three days as part of my fund-raising efforts on behalf of Team Tisser Foundation, raising monies to fight cancer and other diseases.

Doron Tisser Completes Big Kahuna Triathlon
September 11, 2005 is a day I will remember as the day I set a new personal record for completing a half Ironman distance triathlon at the Big Kahuna Triathlon on a beautiful day in Santa Cruz, California.

Doron M. Tisser Completes California Half Ironman
April 3, 2004 is a day I will not forget. In addition to it being my uncle Zev’s birthday, my aunt Sara (his wife), was very ill with cancer, and I dedicated this race to her.

5430 Triathlon: My First Half Ironman Distance Race
Today is the big day I have been training for. I have had so much support from friends and family that I can’t even explain what it means to me.

Triathlon - The Early History of the Sport
Four years before the Ironman, the first triathlon was held on Mission Bay in San Diego. It was directed and conceived by Jack Johnstone and Don Shanahan and sponsored by the San Diego Track Club. What follows is the story of the beginnings of this new sport as remembered by one of its founders.
June 12, 2006

Woodland Hills, California to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: 4,410 Miles

Have you ever had a dream you were working towards? Do you remember how nervous and excited you were as the day approached for making your dream come true? It is a feeling that many of us would not give up and, often, will not be able to duplicate. There is something very special about the first time you accomplish something, whether it is graduating, finishing a marathon or closing a deal.

That special day is quickly approaching for me and will be here on June 25, 2006, the day on which I will compete at the Ironman triathlon in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. As you probably know by now, the race will consist of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run.

The race starts at 7:00 a.m. with the swim in the lake. I will then have 17 hours (until midnight) to finish all three events and receive a finisher’s medal.

I have thought about doing an Ironman race for over 20 years, but it has only been in the last few years that I have seriously thought I could finish such an event.

In November 2005, I started training with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society IronTeam for this race. Together with my teammates, we have had successes, failures and even some major injuries. We have trained together and competed in various races, including Century (100 mile) bikes rides, half Ironman distance races, half marathons and other events.

While Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is only 1,350 miles from Woodland Hills, California, I calculate that I will have traveled 4,410 miles to get to the starting line at the race. I came up with this distance by adding the number of miles I have trained in each of the three events (swimming, biking and running) since November 2005.

Swimming 210 miles

Biking 3,500 miles

Running 700 miles

In the process, I started eating healthier, lost 25 pounds, lowered my cholesterol without using medications and have gone through two wardrobe changes. I have also learned so much about myself and life from training for this event. I have learned that I can do an event of this magnitude, I do have the time to train for an event this big, and I have learned how to juggle work and life. In the process, I have found a sport that is a lifestyle in itself and which I hope to embrace for many years to come.

This is a very big event for me and I cannot tell you how excited I am to participate in it. I will let you all know how the day went when I return from Idaho.

One person commented

"If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, triathlons must have taken Him completely by surprise."

This is probably true.

I would rather focus on a saying that Ironman has:

Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run 26.2 miles!
Brag for the rest of your life!

The next time you hear from me, I hope to be bragging.