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
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!
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
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
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!
It’s been a while since I ran, trained, raced or blogged. So this week I attempted to remedy all of that. Waaaaaaaay back in April (I think) I registered for the Disney Marathon. Other than making travel and dinner reservations, that was probably the last time I thought about the race. I was really excited … Continue reading Disney Marathon Race Report
The pool I go to has the WORST lap swim schedule on the planet. My plan was to take my kids to the play center while I did a swim workout. But to my surprise, there was no lap swim between the hours of 11 & 2 because of summer camps & swimming lesson. So … Continue reading Making lemonade
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
Grueling probably best describes my day racing MiTitanium Iron Distance race Sunday. I'm going to talk about the heat. I'll mention the wind, the darkness, hills and road construction. But the real reason I didn't have a good outing was because I didn't really train for this race like I should have. I hardly swam … Continue reading Michigan Titanium Race Report
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.