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
If you're anything like me, your training is probably close to your last priority of the day (I can feel coach Jen deleting me from her client base). For me it's true. I commute, work, have a family, obligations... Oh and that little 140.6 mile race I want to do... Some work days are slow … Continue reading 50 Best places for active people to work
Aren't you excited that it's finally warm enough out to bike outside? I have to say it takes a little bit to get used to... I'll give you an example, last night I needed to run to the store to pick up a bike pump, but I was without a car. I was pretty mad … Continue reading Clif Bar 2 Mile Challenge
45 Days! That's really close. I still have a few things I think I should do before race day.Here is a list, Enjoy
It's been a long stretch of workouts and no rest days. I'm tired. There's only 62 days until Ironman Mooseman 70.3. I'm more than confident I will finish, the question is how fast. I kicked this week off with a brick. An hour and 45mins on the bike followed by a 30 min run. Because … Continue reading 62 Days until Mooseman, Caffeine & Shamrock Shuffle
I know it doesn't feel like it, but any minute now it will get warm in Chicago and we can all come out of hibernation. Ever since that warm kick we had 2 weeks ago my son wants nothing more than to play outside, which is great!!!Even if its cold, spending even a short amount … Continue reading CLIF Kid Backyard Game of the Year Contest
Yesterday's race was amazing. I'll have videos up in a few days hopefully, but for now here is a recap of my race.We crossed the start line around 8am. Adam took off in hopes of hitting his sub 4:00 time. My plan had been to run between 11 and 12 min miles, and depending how … Continue reading A short Marathon recap.
It's late... 11:15 Saturday night. The Chicago Marathon is just hours away. I was hoping to be asleep by now, but it didn't happen.It was a busy day... We started at the Expo for packet pick up around 9:30 and left at 11:30. We did lunch downtown and then home. Adam and I did a … Continue reading BRING IT!
Aaahhhggg! I'm struggling to stay focused on running this past week. As the marathon gets closer and training starts tapering off, I feel like my work load everywhere else is ramping up.I'm in the process of moving, the amount of projects I have at work are growing by the minute and because of it all … Continue reading Losing focus on the Marathon.
What a long and busy weekend! Saturday I went to Cog Hill to watch the BMW Championship with my Dad, cousin and a friend. We had a good time, it was a shortened match to NBC could broadcast the Michigan/Notre Dame game. We saw Tiger shank balls all over the course, which was cool. After … Continue reading Bring on October!!!