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
What’s worse than a bad race? Not finishing.
I like racing more than training. Really, the only thing that continues to motivate me TO train is knowing a race is coming up. So when the race doesn't go well its a huge let down. The prefect example was today's Lake Zurich Triathlon. From the time I got dressed in the morning I was … Continue reading What’s worse than a bad race? Not finishing.
A look into Michigan Titanium
There is just a little more than two months (66 days to be exact) before my "A" race, Michigan Titanium or MiTi. I reached out to the race directors/owners to see if I could get a little more info on what to expect race weekend. Ann Vidro, Race co-owner, took some time to Skype with my about … Continue reading A look into Michigan Titanium
Starting Over – 76 Days to Titanium
Yeah yeah yeah. It shouldn't be a shock that I have done very little training. Which is pretty scary considering my "A" race, Michigan Titanium is only 76 days away. I had a "big" training week and I think I needed it to affirm that I could still finish the race. Now finishing well... Thats … Continue reading Starting Over – 76 Days to Titanium
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From Iron to Titanium
I've said it before. I didn't know what to do after the Ironman. Did I want to do another? Yes, but where? Ironman Wisconsin is the closest race to my house. So I can drive, which as you know cuts down on the cost of racing (eliminating airfare & bike transport). But IMWI is completely … Continue reading From Iron to Titanium