One week down, 19 to go!

I can't honestly remember that last time I put in a full week of training. But this past week changed that. With only 20 weeks until Ironman Louisville I knew I had to make some changes. There were constant mental battles to talk myself into actually doing the workouts. Each session felt like it was … Continue reading One week down, 19 to go!

Marathon Recap, Injury Update, 2012 Goals

I felt pretty prepared for the 2011 Chicago Marathon last Sunday. I felt relaxed as I waited to start with the crowd for 45,000 runners. Right before the start I took 4 Motrin and 2 tylenol to ease the pain in my knee from the Plica that I learned I had a few days before the … Continue reading Marathon Recap, Injury Update, 2012 Goals

Bangs Lake Tri – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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

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 tired of the pool

It seems like Chicago isn't ready to give up on winter yet... We got 2 nice days followed by a bunch of crap weather. For training purposes it hasn't been TOO bad... What I mean is its better than running in the snow, and the weather has been kind enough that I can take my … Continue reading I’m tired of the pool

53% off Triathlon Wetsuits from XTERRA

Alright triathletes, we've broke the record for heat in Chicago already, thats the cue to get out of the pool and in to the lake as far as I'm concerned.If you're in the market for a new suit, why not be just like me and rock the XTERRA Vortex 3 at you're net Tri... XTERRA … Continue reading 53% off Triathlon Wetsuits from XTERRA

Is triathlon an “extreme” sport? An Open Challenge to Monster Energy

Ironman Mooseman 70.3 - 38 DaysIt's getting closer and I am pumped! It's not surprise to to anyone that reads this blog that since we started training for the 2010 Chicago Marathon that we've been shooting video of all the training and racing we've been doing for a documentary.As Mooseman 70.3 approaches I've been reaching … Continue reading Is triathlon an “extreme” sport? An Open Challenge to Monster Energy

Check yourself before you wreck yourself

It's been a long 3 weeks of training filled with long hard workouts and no rest. Saturday towards the end of my masters swim I was on the last 50 of the main set and I was so exhausted I was ready to give up right in the middle of the pool. I finished, but … Continue reading Check yourself before you wreck yourself

Training’s “Ah-Ha” moment

Throughout my stint with endurance sports there have been struggles. For marathon training it was my leg injury from building distance too fast. Now in triathlon training, my biggest hurdle has been swimming. I've tried just pushing through my workouts sometimes failing to complete them, I've gotten advice from Coach Jen, my Masters coaches and … Continue reading Training’s “Ah-Ha” moment