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

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

Southwest & TSA take no responsibility when flying a bike

In my most recent race report I mentioned how the frame of my bike came home cracked in 2 places thanks to the negligence of Southwest Airlines and TSA. I know I probably shouldn't be surprised, but apparently neither company will take any responsibility for the handling & damage of the bike. Southwest claims that … Continue reading Southwest & TSA take no responsibility when flying a bike

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!

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

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

Still time to race Bigfoot Tri

As of yesterday there were only 130 spots left in RAM Racing's Bigfoot Triathlon in Lake Geneva WI. Bigfoot is a great course with a swim in beautiful Lake Geneva, a ride through rural farm roads and a run through a state park. Sounds pretty great right? Well it is. So pack up your gear … Continue reading Still time to race Bigfoot Tri

Want to race the Chicago Triathlon? Better hurry!

If you've been thinking about racing in the 30th Anniversary of the Lifetime Fitness Chicago Triathlon, you'd better register fast! There are only 95 entries available for the international distance race! The race, which features a 1.5k swim, 40k bike and 10k run is filling up very fast! The course highlights the best Chicago has to offer, … Continue reading Want to race the Chicago Triathlon? Better hurry!

Ironman Florida 70.3 Race Report

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