2014 was all about getting to the finish line in Cozumel. 2015 was all about staying injury-free, smart, and dedicated enough to race in Kona and finish strong. But now 2016, my third year of Ironman training, will be focused on taking it 'to the next level' which just means focusing on getting stronger and… Continue reading 2016 Goals
With exactly 6 months to go until Kona I thought this would be a great time to jump-start the blog which, going forward, will include training updates, stories, photos, and plant-powered motivation. Thanks for following along as I get ready for Ironman #2, the Ironman World Championship! The Last 4 Months So what have I been up… Continue reading All About That “Base”
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
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
Wow! I'm still on Cloud 9 after reaching the podium at the the Vineman AquaBike on Saturday. I want to first thank everyone for your kind texts/messages/e-mails of support before the event. It really helped motivate and encourage me out there on the course. And to everyone who came to watch/cheer/hold up ridiculously awesome signs... thank YOU! It… Continue reading Week 30: Vineman Full AquaBike Race Report
Crazy, crazy week. I was at a busy and gluttonous work conference from Sunday through Wednesday which definitely threw me for a loop. I did the best I could but it was almost impossible to do my typical training sessions during the conference. Each day started with a quick workout, then 8am with a large breakfast,… Continue reading Week 24: Angel Island, Tri Expo, and a Work Conference
Hi friends, how do you like the new re-design? A little more modern, huh? Speaking of "new", Monday marked the official beginning of our 24-week Ironman program with my new coaches!! So excited! My coaches are Duane and Dorette Franks, two highly regarded and extremely experienced triathletes from Trifiniti/Golden Gate Tri Club. I wrote more about them in a prior post here. I… Continue reading Week 15: Ironman Program Begins, Upcoming Date Auction, and GGTC Director!