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
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
There are 32 days until me and I'm sure several other first timers line up to start Ironman Wisconsin. At this point we've riden the course and I'm sure I'll see some of you swimming the course on the 18th. How do you feel with just over a month to go? Personally, I'm..... comfortable. Or … Continue reading Ironman WI Expert Panel – Vision Quest Coaching
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?
Florida 70.3 is in the books and my sights are still set on Ironman Wisconsin in September. But once again it's race week. I'm doing a fun sprint in Lake in the Hills on Sunday. Coach Jen has set up some open water training swims each Wednesday, so I've gone to a couple of those … Continue reading Upcoming races and where I’m at
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
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
2012 is a whole new season and you want to move up in distance. It doesn't matter if you're a runner or triathlete taking your training and racing to the next level is a great challenge, but you need to do it right. When I started training for my first marathon I looked up a … Continue reading Want to run a longer race? You need a coach.
You know the story. You've got a big week of training lined up, but you're missing out on valuable sleep that you need to help your body recover. It's the story of my life right now. I've been working to bounce back from a knee/foot injury from the Chicago Marathon. My training has been made up of … Continue reading Managing sleep, training and everything else.