In my most recent race report I mentioned how the frame of my bike came home cracked in 2 places thanks to the negligence of Southwest Airlines and TSA. I know I probably shouldn't be surprised, but apparently neither company will take any responsibility for the handling & damage of the bike. Southwest claims that … Continue reading Southwest & TSA take no responsibility when flying a bike
Welp... Once again I decided to start a big race with very little taining. I remember nearly a year ago discussing this race with Adam. He was giving me the usual hard time to register and meet him in San Diego for another 70.3.While we were arguing about discussing the details I was actully sitting on … Continue reading IM Oceanside 70.3 didn’t completely backfire. But it was close!
It’s been a while since I ran, trained, raced or blogged. So this week I attempted to remedy all of that. Waaaaaaaay back in April (I think) I registered for the Disney Marathon. Other than making travel and dinner reservations, that was probably the last time I thought about the race. I was really excited … Continue reading Disney Marathon Race Report
Grueling probably best describes my day racing MiTitanium Iron Distance race Sunday. I'm going to talk about the heat. I'll mention the wind, the darkness, hills and road construction. But the real reason I didn't have a good outing was because I didn't really train for this race like I should have. I hardly swam … Continue reading Michigan Titanium Race Report
I like racing more than training. Really, the only thing that continues to motivate me TO train is knowing a race is coming up. So when the race doesn't go well its a huge let down. The prefect example was today's Lake Zurich Triathlon. From the time I got dressed in the morning I was … Continue reading What’s worse than a bad race? Not finishing.
One year ago today, my friend Adam and I registered for Ironman Wisconsin. It seemed so far in away and before I knew it, it was race day. Adam and I got to the course right when transition opened at 5am. Ever since we almost missed the start at Mooseman last year, I make it … Continue reading Ironman Wisconsin Recap
After 2 not so hot races (1 Sprint & 1 Olympic) I needed a good race before Ironman Wisconsin. In the weeks between Bigfoot and Racine I decided that if this HIM didn't go well, I was going to pull out of Wisconsin. I only told two people, my wife and my friend Adam who … Continue reading Racine 70.3 Race Report
That is the question I've been asking myself since my sprint race yesterday. The final results aren't in yet, but just based on feel it didn't go so great. The difference between being an athlete or asshole is simple and it all relates to how determined you are in your training and how hard you … Continue reading Are you an Athlete or an Asshole?
My season FINALLY started on Sunday. I have to admit I wasn't 100% excited about it in the weeks leading up to the race. For about a month I was suffering from training burnout. Just thinking about the workouts wore me out & I did a lot of slacking. On top of traveling for the … Continue reading Ironman Florida 70.3 Race Report
The last few years the Shamrock Shuffle 8K has been my first race of the year. It marks the unofficial start of the running season in Chicago, so it seems fitting. I like running it because each year I PR which makes me feel good about the training I've done in the off season. I … Continue reading Shamrock Shuffle: a disappointing PR