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
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
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
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
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!
What do you think about during long runs, bike rides, spin classes, etc? Do you control your thoughts or let them wander? The categories below are totally made up by me so let me know what you think.... The Wandering Mind My mind tends to wander and I let it go in whatever direction it… Continue reading The Powerful and Wandering Mind
There's nothing quite like a long, hilly bike ride in the Bay Area. You get sweeping views, challenging climbs, varied temperatures, random wildlife encounters, and cute coffee shops along the way. There are tons of bike lanes and it's (for the most part) a biker-friendly region. Going forward I'm going to highlight some of my… Continue reading Bay Area Bike Ride: Paradise Loop