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
Racing in the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona was truly the experience of a lifetime. The energy from the crowds, the support from the volunteers, the sight of the pros flying by, the excitement in the air and the stories from athletes from around the globe truly made this a world class event. For me,… Continue reading Ironman World Championship 2015 Race Report
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
One of the reasons I signed up for my first Ironman in Lake Tahoe (as opposed to other destinations around the world) is because Tahoe is only a ~4 hour drive from San Francisco and I can preview the course. Gaining insight into the hills, the terrain, the ins-and-outs, the turns, and the nuances helps build tremendous… Continue reading Week 32: Ironman Lake Tahoe Course Preview Weekend
It's official, all of my planned races for the summer leading up to Ironman are DONE! I still have a few more 'peak weeks' ahead of me before tapering so I have to keep my head on straight and stay focused, but I feel really great about my training so far. Everything seems to be coming together… Continue reading Week 31: Marin Century
Happy 4th of July! I spent the long weekend in Lake Tahoe with some great friends for some training, beach, sunshine, fireworks, BBQ, beer, and tons of laughs. I had a blast! I'm so grateful to be surrounded by such fun, healthy and goal-oriented people, mostly from the Golden Gate Triathlon Club. Ironman Lake Tahoe Bike Course Preview… Continue reading Week 27: 4th of July in Lake Tahoe
19 weeks down. 19 to go. Can't believe I'm at the half-way mark in my 2014 journey to IRONMAN! This second half is definitely going to test my physical and mental strength more than ever before. I will probably want to quit at times, I will have to dig deep, I'm going to be drained, but… Continue reading Week 19: Wildflower Recovery and a Tough Weekend
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!
March 21st officially marked 6 months to go until Ironman Lake Tahoe. Things are definitely starting to feel real. I have a solid plan in place, an awesome support network, and an inherent motivation to keep going. So why has it been daunting me all week that I only have 6 more months to… Continue reading Week 12: Making it Work
Wahoo!!! I'm so pumped to begin my Ironman journey! For those who don't know, an Ironman triathlon is a sub-17 hour event where you swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles. Ironman Lake Tahoe had an insane "Did Not Finish" rate this past year (its inaugural year) due to the freezing cold… Continue reading IM Lake Tahoe: Officially Registered!