It's very obvious now that Ironman is all about the journey, and race day is the party. When I registered for my first Ironman in Lake Tahoe I did everything possible to prepare myself for one of of the hardest Ironman events in the world. When the race was suddenly cancelled I had a choice to… Continue reading Ironman Cozumel 2014 Race Report
It's been a (mostly) incredible 3 days here in Cozumel, Mexico. The trip started off with a flight to Cancun where I was surrounded by 4 other Ironman triathletes. We shared stories, got to know each other, and exchanged info to keep in touch. It was an amazing way to start the trip! Ferry Ride… Continue reading Ironman Cozumel Prep!
How do I know it's taper week? I'm sick, full of aches and pains, and antsy for race day! All of that aside, I absolutely can't wait to get to beautiful Cozumel and spend time with my friends and family. It's going to be an amazing trip and I'm excited to finish what we all… Continue reading Week 47: Taper for Ironman Cozumel
Not gonna lie, my Ironman training motivation is severely waning. Is it race day yet? It's been really tough these past few weeks to stay motivated and on top of the training plan especially because I've put in so many 100 mile bike rides and 18+ mile runs this summer/Fall that I already feel ready for… Continue reading Week 45: Pacific Coast Bike Ride
Happy November! It's officially Ironman month... again! The weather is a little chillier, the rain is starting to come, the sun is setting earlier, and Starbucks even rolled out their red cups. I'm getting geared up for my peak weeks of training and so far so good. I'm getting more comfortable on my new bike… Continue reading Week 44: Peak 22 Mile Run + Finding Balance
Good thing this was a recovery week because life has been a little nutty with work + SF Giants + social events. It's a tough life 🙂 Speaking of nutty, I discovered vegan Nutella and it's lick-the-spoon delicious. It's the Justin's Chocolate Hazlenut Butter. Not the healthiest, but man it's good during a stressful week!… Continue reading Week 43: Recovery Week
What an awesome week! I stayed on top of my training plan and beat my 2 hour goal at the Nike Women's half marathon on Sunday. I love these small victories along the way of greater goals. It really helps stay motivated and I couldn't be more excited about Ironman Cozumel coming up in just… Continue reading Week 42: Nike Women’s Half Marathon
I'm officially out of the post-taper soreness phase and have really enjoyed getting back into training mode. It was a gorgeous weekend in the Bay and spending it in the mountains and through vineyards isn't too shabby. Life is pretty darn good. Training in Napa Saturday morning I joined a group of at least 12 people… Continue reading Week 41: Vineyards, Mountains and a New Bike
This week = heat + soreness. I was walking around like an old lady because my quads, hamstrings, and lower back were pretty sore from the week. I really wanted one of those Hoveround things, George Castanza-style. My body was still getting used to the regular training schedule so the soreness was definitely expected. But… Continue reading Week 40: Hot hot hot in the Bay!
I can't believe it's been over a week since Ironman Lake Tahoe was cancelled. I've used the time to unpack my 5 thousand gear bags, but also get back into a somewhat regular training routine. My coach and I started to figure out how I need to change my training to adapt to the new course in… Continue reading Week 39: Back at it