Shamrock Shuffle: a disappointing PR

The last few years the Shamrock Shuffle 8K has been my first race of the year. It marks the unofficial start of the running season in Chicago, so it seems fitting. I like running it because each year I PR which makes me feel good about the training I've done in the off season. I … Continue reading Shamrock Shuffle: a disappointing PR

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)

Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

Today I did something I don't notmally do... I looked at next weeks workouts in advance!!! I tend to go day to day with my workouts, it really helps that  Coach Jen wakes stays up until midnight each night to email them to me (I refuse to believe that it happens automatically). Next week is a … Continue reading Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

Hello, Motivation… Where are you?

It's been 16 days since my race at Mooseman. Coach Jen gave me a light week of rest/training right after the race which has ramped up over the past week. I'm getting the work in which is good, but it's a battle.Physically I feel fine, a little stiff in the shoulders at the pool, but not too … Continue reading Hello, Motivation… Where are you?

Time to get back at it!!!

Alright, my post-race rest week is over. Yesterday I got back in the game. I have 2 more Olympic distance Tri's this summer, both in August.Ill be kicking ass at RAM Racing's Bangs Lake Multi-sport festival on August 14th and then I make my Chicago Triathlon debut 2 weeks later. I'm pumped!There was a little … Continue reading Time to get back at it!!!

EXCLUSIVE Ironman Finish Video!!

I have a lot to write about the Ironman Mooseman this weekend, and I have a ton of video to go through. But I wanted to get this up ASAP.You may have heard about Pros Maxim Kriat and Paul Ambrose neck and neck finish. If not you can read about it here.Well, we had a camera crew … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE Ironman Finish Video!!

I’m an Ironman 70.3 FINISHER!

Ironman Mooseman 70.3 - Sunday June 5th.At 5am on Sunday June 5th, Adam's "air raid horn" alarm clock went off, letting us know it was time to get up and Ready for Mooseman. We had packed our transition bags the night before, the bikes were checked and waiting for us at the course... It was … Continue reading I’m an Ironman 70.3 FINISHER!

Mooseman 70.3 Update

This time tomorrow, I should be out of the water, through transition and off on my bike... Today is going to be filled with a lot of "To Do" items.Coach Jen has me in the water and on the bike today just to loosen up and make sure everything is working like it should. I've … Continue reading Mooseman 70.3 Update

I’m off to Mooseman!!!

Ironman Mooseman 70.3 - 3 days.This race seems to have snuck up on me. It seems like just yesterday I registered for a race that was 8 months away.At that point I felt completely unprepared. I did 500 yards in the pool and thought I was going to die. I was riding a mountain bike … Continue reading I’m off to Mooseman!!!