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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Week 11: Green Machine
Theme of the week is green! Green is one of my all-time favorite colors (except when Michigan State is involved). It's such a happy color and it was everywhere this week: St. Patty's day celebrations, green outfits, green juice and smoothies, leafy green food, green grass along the coast, and green/slimy Bay water. The only… Continue reading Week 11: Green Machine
Week 8: “Brick” Workouts, Changes to IM Lake Tahoe, Plants are getting Funded, and Potala!
Week eight and feeling great! Well, except for a nagging cold but who's counting. In general this was a pretty awesome week of "brick" or "combo" workouts (2 sports in a row), speed work, and healthy plant-based eats. It was also a great week for vegan Olympians and the "dairy alternatives" market. More below! Swim… Continue reading Week 8: “Brick” Workouts, Changes to IM Lake Tahoe, Plants are getting Funded, and Potala!
Week 6: The Art of Training in the Rain
Note: The title of this blog is inspired by an excellent book I read called "The Art of Racing in the Rain". It's All Happening I may be at Week 6 of 2014 and this blog, but my journey to Ironman is just beginning. This is officially the first week where I'm starting to follow… Continue reading Week 6: The Art of Training in the Rain
Week 5: Half Marathon PR, Gracias Madre x2, and Kick-off x2!
It rained!! It poured!! Our collective rain dances worked and the Bay Area is finally getting some of the rain it desperately needs! It was a little unfortunate timing because it coincided with my half marathon, but that's ok, we're on the right track! I took a bit of a 'recovery' week leading up to… Continue reading Week 5: Half Marathon PR, Gracias Madre x2, and Kick-off x2!
Week 4: Ironman Coaching, Hoka’s, Hawk Hill, and Veganize This!
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!