By now everyone has heard the news... Ironman Lake Tahoe 2014 was cancelled a few minutes before the start due to smoke from the nearby King Fire. It was a sad and emotional time for me but I truly am looking forward to accomplishing the goal I set out to achieve and finally becoming an Ironman. Below is… Continue reading Ironman Lake Tahoe 2014 “Race Report”
As I sit here in my pajamas sipping my Osmo Preload with only 11 hours to go until my first Ironman, I wanted to take a few moments to reflect on the year and what tomorrow truly means. I can honestly say that when I did my first triathlon in March 2013 I never expected it to… Continue reading Bring it, Ironman
It's hard to believe this is my final blog post about Ironman training. It's been an unbelievable, life-changing, challenging journey and I'm so ready to see my hard work pay off next Sunday. I'll do a couple more ad hoc posts this week leading up to race day, but in the meantime I just want… Continue reading Week 37: Last Training Week in SF
We made it to taper!! HALLELUJAH! That means we've officially peaked and now it's all about gradually reducing volume while sticking with shorter interval workouts. It's also equally about rest, recovery, eating well, hydrating, bike maintenance, making crazy detailed lists, and generally trying to avoid freaking out. It's harder than you think! A Googly Commute I went to Washington DC… Continue reading Week 36: Taper Time!
After ~17 hours of training while suffering from a 2-day migraine, squeezing in a 2-day business trip to Kansas City in a tiny plane, and managing sudden knee pain, I can honestly say this was one of the hardest weeks to date. But I survived to blog about it... Long Bike Ride -- Cut a Little Short Well, Saturday… Continue reading Week 35: Peak Week #2
On mile 20 of my run on Sunday the only thought going through my mind was "how is this possible?!" How could I swim, then bike all over Marin County, then run 22 miles the next day and actually feel good?! The rest of the day I didn't even feel exhausted, sore, or the need to… Continue reading Week 34: Peak Week #1
This past weekend I traveled back to my hometown in Grosse Pointe, Michigan ("the mitten") to celebrate both my mom's birthday and one of my best friend's wedding. In the past when I went home to visit I would naturally default to my 16-year-old self: sleeping in, staying up late, watching The Price is Right, eating vegetarian… Continue reading Week 33: Smitten with the Mitten