Where do you start a story when the weekend begins with a twelve hour drive in a van with your triathlon besties to Oklahoma? The swim. You start with the swim. Let’s just dive (ha) into it. Prior to getting into the water, Clare reminded me that Redman Triathlon was a USAT Long Course Championship…… Continue reading Redman Triathlon
Getting sick with a sore throat, coughing, and sinus pressure is never a welcome event, but I am grateful for the timing of it. Two days after hosting house guests for Ironman Wisconsin and spending the day spectating I came down with a sore throat, which came with all the other agonizing symptoms. It put…… Continue reading Sick, Taper, Race Week, GO!!
Ironman Wisconsin weekend started a little something like this: John and I are registered for both Ironman 70.3 Racine and Ironman Wisconsin. The excitement can’t be described, it’s just plain and simple huge. The possibilities of what we will do together are endless. It’s going to be one hell of a Iron journey. On Friday…… Continue reading Ironman Wisconsin Weekend
My recovery week long run felt so bad that I forgot to take a moment to appreciate all the good that happened in it. It was bad because I slept in until 7:30, and by the time I got running it was 86 degrees with heavy humidity. Just walking out of my backdoor I grunted “uggh.”…… Continue reading Hot Miles, Casual Miles, Many Miles
My last post really put a spark in my training. Last week I did some higher intensity workouts that I’m not used to. My method of training is generally to get out, log some miles, call it a day, and drink a beer for dinner. That method surprisingly hasn’t shown me any progress or improvements…… Continue reading Training Sparks