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
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!
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
TURKEY DAY ONLY 10 DAYS AWAY!! So while your oven is pre-heating on Thanksgiving morning why not take a little time to be active before sitting down to stuff your face! Here is a guide to Turkey Trot's in the city and suburbs. (Registration info for all the races mentioned can be found at cararuns.org) Addison … Continue reading Chicago’s Turkey Trot Guide
I felt really good leading up to Sunday's Bangs Lake Triathlon. I felt prepared for the swim. Jen told me the bike course was fast, so I knew I could kill it. And I had a solid plan for the run. I felt like I had learned a lot from all my training and the … Continue reading Bangs Lake Tri – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
FINALLY! it's race week. Early Sunday morning I'll be hitting the water at RAM Racing Bangs Lake Multisport festival. I'm really excited, I haven't raced since Mooseman!! To celebrate raceweek, I wanted to announce the Going The Distance Ride-A-Thon!!!!! I've mentioned before that I'm racing this season to benefit Misericordia Heart of Mercy. With the … Continue reading Want to win a bunch of FREE stuff?
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!!!
If you haven't heard, I've been doing a lot of training (I'm actually writing this while on my bike.) the big downside of this amount of training is I do it alone. But when I see a race that looks interesting my first question is who can I run with? I usually ask my wife … Continue reading Baby Jogger friendly races
This morning registration opened for the 2011 Chicago Marathon. I was excited to sign up, I ran it for the first time in 2010 and this time around I want to finish in 5 hours or less.The Chicago Marathon is an amazing race from start to finish, but it's not the only great race in … Continue reading Chicago Marathon is not the only race in town.