Chapter 36. Page 1

Today is Page One of 2018 and I think it's time to dust this blog off... its musty in here. This is just going to be a quick run down of the plans for my season and the future of this page. It's the beginning of a new year and like most people, I tried … Continue reading Chapter 36. Page 1

One week down, 19 to go!

I can't honestly remember that last time I put in a full week of training. But this past week changed that. With only 20 weeks until Ironman Louisville I knew I had to make some changes. There were constant mental battles to talk myself into actually doing the workouts. Each session felt like it was … Continue reading One week down, 19 to go!

20 Weeks

It's exactly 20 weeks until IM Louisville and the only shape I'm in is round. So once again it's time to get my ass in gear. IM Louisville will be my 3rd Ironman and I'm well aware of the work that needs to be done to finish without regretting toeing the line. For the next … Continue reading 20 Weeks

IM Oceanside 70.3 didn’t completely backfire. But it was close!

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!

Stop saying you don’t have time!

It's been my common excuse for not training lately. It's obvious that the "I don't have time" excuse doesn't t make sense for me, but I'm still falling for it. For the past 3 years of training I've been a full-time employee, parent and want to be Ironman. Things have changed a little over the … Continue reading Stop saying you don’t have time!

It’s getting cold. Deal with it.

FACT: I despise cold weather. Despite living in the Midwest, and having a December birthday (the 11th if you'd like to check my Amazon wish list) I can't stand anything below 50 degrees. For the 2nd time this week someone on Facebook or Twitter has mentioned a horrible cold weather training session. I hate it … Continue reading It’s getting cold. Deal with it.

An open letter to Lance Armstrong

Dear Lance, How have you been? Oh wait, that's a silly question isn't it. It's silly because not a day goes by that I don't see your name in an article about nothing, where you say you've done nothing. Honestly, I don't care if you did or didn't. Because the out come has no effect … Continue reading An open letter to Lance Armstrong

30 mile ride in 1 minute

Coach Jen had me scheduled for a 4 hour ride yesterday. I was PUMPED! I mapped a killer route from my house north to the Wisconsin border & back. It's part of a 112 mile route I want to ride later this season. There were problems with my ride from the beginning, like not sleeping because … Continue reading 30 mile ride in 1 minute

Where’s the Beef? – A Peer Pressure Blog

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

Ironman Mooseman Bike Montage (2011)

My run today has been pushed back to later in day. My son woke up as I was getting ready to head out the door. If it wasn't 20 degrees out I would just take him with me! Instead he watched Micky Mouse Club House (probably to prepare for Florida 70.3, my first Tri this … Continue reading Ironman Mooseman Bike Montage (2011)