With Michigan Titanium behind me, I've starting going over how I trained (or didn't train) for the race. After having completed Ironman Wisconsin the year before, my thought was that some missed runs, rides or swims will not make or break my chances of crossing the finish line. That mentality is what led to my … Continue reading Simulated Coaching
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
It's that time of year again. We're not sure which way the weather if going to lean but it doesn't matter because race season is right around the corner! I have some great races lined up starting with the Shamrock Shuffle 8k on April 7th. I decided to make my racing count again this year … Continue reading Time to race for a cause.
Update 2/20/13: The team at Active.com is working like mad to get everything straightened out. Last night I received an email apologizing for the mixup, confirming my registration and acknowledging the double billing. By this morning I got another email authorizing the refund, which should be processed by my bank in a few days. However … Continue reading Chicago Marathon Disaster
I have a lot of friends who will be toeing the line at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday. The weather should be perfect! I'm a little jealous and a little sad I'm not running this year. By this point, everyone running Sunday should know what they need to do inorder to have a successful … Continue reading Take care of yourself AFTER the Marathon
I'd like to introduce you to my buddy Beefy (on the left). Beef is the reason I started training for a marathon, I went on one of his training runs for the 2009 Chicago Marathon. I (barley) made it 6.5 miles that day, but it hooked me on running. I went out to watch Beef … Continue reading Where’s the Beef? – A Peer Pressure Blog
Yesterday World Triathlon Corp, owners of the Ironman, announced a relay division in some of their 70.3 events. Really? Ironman is the marquee name in the world of triathlon. From the World Championship in Kona Hawaii to the 70.3 or Half Ironman races in places like Muncie, IN it's supposed to be the ultimate tests of endurance. … Continue reading Relays in an Ironman event, will it hurt the brand?
For most of us in Chicago out racing calendar is coming to an end. With the exception of a Turkey Trot or Rudolph race, we're all going to slip in to this horrible winter maintenance season. But with the help for ProKine Performance it won't be so bad! I got a chance to workout with … Continue reading Start the off-season right with a FREE Core Workshop!
I felt pretty prepared for the 2011 Chicago Marathon last Sunday. I felt relaxed as I waited to start with the crowd for 45,000 runners. Right before the start I took 4 Motrin and 2 tylenol to ease the pain in my knee from the Plica that I learned I had a few days before the … Continue reading Marathon Recap, Injury Update, 2012 Goals
I have been SWAMPED the past few weeks. Incase you couldnt tell by my lack of writing. I went on vacation, moved, my office moved AND I've been training... I'm exhausted! The good news is that my next big race is only 9 days away! I'm running the Chicago Marathon on behalf of Misericordia Heart … Continue reading Chicago Marathon only 9 days away?!?! AHHHHHH!!!!