Ironman Lake Tahoe Training · Race Reports

Week 28: Death Ride

I may not be the fastest. I may not win races or even get on the podium. But I'll fight like hell to finish anything I put my mind to. This past Saturday I participated in an event near Lake Tahoe called Death Ride. The name itself elicits fear, uncertainty, and doubt into its 3,000+ riders. I had… Continue reading Week 28: Death Ride

Ironman Lake Tahoe Training · Race Reports

Week 26: Alta Alpina Challenge

The training volume is getting higher, my legs are getting stronger, my cycling is improving, I'm meeting awesome new people, and having an absolute BLAST with my Ironman training. We had another great weekend in Lake Tahoe with some Golden Gate Tri Club (GGTC) teammates and our coaches, Duane and Dorette. We rode the Alta Alpina Challenge on… Continue reading Week 26: Alta Alpina Challenge

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Race Report: Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon 2014

Nine months ago I entered the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon lottery (one of the only ways to get in) which was driven by a small dose of peer pressure and a large dose of wanting to experience this iconic San Francisco race. A couple months later they announced the results and I got in!! And you know… Continue reading Race Report: Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon 2014

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Race Report: Wildflower Long Course 2014

This was certainly a unique year at the "one and only" Wildflower triathlon: a new swim location, a slightly new run course, new bike racking procedures, and a whole new spin on the triathlon itself (swim, run, bike, run!). And to be honest, I enjoyed the changes! OK that steep boat ramp was killer and yes, the… Continue reading Race Report: Wildflower Long Course 2014

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Race Report: Kaiser Half Marathon

Race: Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon Distance: 13.1 miles Finishing time: 1:57:16 (8:52/mile average) Splits are below. Food/nutrition: Gluten free toast, banana, 1/2 cup of coffee, water 2 hours before the race. Water during the race. Course: Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, out to the Panhandle and back to Ocean Beach, down to the SF… Continue reading Race Report: Kaiser Half Marathon

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Race Report: Turkey Trot 10K

I love a good 10K. They're fast, fun, and you don't have to worry about taking Gu! On Thanksgiving I ran the Marin Turkey Trot in Novato, CA. It was a sunny and perfectly crisp morning and I was excited to start the holiday weekend on the right foot. I ended up running side-by-side with… Continue reading Race Report: Turkey Trot 10K

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Race Report: Chicago Marathon

The Big Picture I would have to say that the Chicago Marathon was the perfect race. Perfect running weather? Check. Perfect spectators? Check. Perfect running buddy? Check. Perfect course support and aid stations? Check. Every mile. Perfect logistics pre- and post-race? Check. Perfect course? Check. Flat and fast. Perfect tribute to Boston? Check.  I find… Continue reading Race Report: Chicago Marathon