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!
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 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
I think it's safe to say that this week pushed me past my comfort zone (ya know, where "life begins"?). And to be honest, it feels so good. Up until now I've described training as very "manageable" and somewhat light on volume. Well the tide has shifted and I finally feel like my journey to… Continue reading Week 16: Wildflower Peak Week
Is this seriously winter? I can't believe we had another week of 65-degree sunshine and absolutely no rain and the Midwest is dealing with another unbearable cold front. There's a 40% chance it's going to snow in Alabama and it's warmer in northern Alaska than in Chicago today. These extremes are really freaking me out.… Continue reading Week 4: Ironman Coaching, Hoka’s, Hawk Hill, and Veganize This!