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
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”
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!
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
Nine months ago I entered the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon lottery (one of the only ways to get in) which was driven by a small dose of peer pressure and a large dose of wanting to experience this iconic San Francisco race. A couple months later they announced the results and I got in!! And you know… Continue reading Race Report: Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon 2014
Alright, I love the triathlon lifestyle and everything about it. But you have to admit... it can get a little quirky. Here are my top 20 "triathlete problems". What would you add to this list? I'll do another edition with your feedback! When someone tells me they forgot to eat that's like telling me they forgot… Continue reading Triathlete Problems
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
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!