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!
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
This is one of the coolest giveaway's I've seen in a long time. The 2012 FRR Bigfoot Bike Raffle is giving away a Felt DA2 Tri bike. Felt's DA series has been on the podium at Kona the last three years in a row, so it's safe to say that these bikes are awesome! The … Continue reading Win a Felt DA2 Tri Bike!
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
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
Here is a recap of what happened here this week! Check out some awesome events and clinics to help you prep for the up coming race season - Endurance Sports Events Get started with some basic info to help decide if it's time to get a TT bike - Transition: From a road bike to … Continue reading Going the Distance – Week in Review
I've written about the balance of fitting triathlon training in to an already busy schedule, but as my work situation has changed it's actually gotten a little harder. Right now I'm trying to balance being a Stay at Home Dad of a 2 year old and a 3 month old, and training. Lately I've … Continue reading Family, Life and Training – How to fit it all in
With the goal of Ironman Wisconsin on the horizon, one of the things Coach Jen and I talked about was moving up from racing on my road bike to racing on a triathlon specific bike. My road bike was great for last years 70.3 and Olympic distance races, but Jen said if I'm going to do … Continue reading Transition: From a road bike to a TT Bike
Uuuuugh. I've been sick for weeks. It started out as a normal cold and for a while I was working out through it. I started to feel better, still with a cough but nothing I can't handle, so I went ahead and did my bike test from Coach Jen to get a baseline for training. … Continue reading Dealing with illness and training
If you ask any experienced triathlete what's important when starting out one of the first things they'll tell you is to get a proper bike fit. It sounds like common sense, but I think you'd be surprised how many people (including myself) sort of ignore that advice. When I picked up my road bike I asked … Continue reading Triathlon 101: Get a Bike Fit