What a day! I basically wanted to hurl for several days leading in to Oceanside 70.3. I had a lot of nerves. I usually take the pressure off myself with myriad excuses, but I only had one or two or three this time. Transition was a hive of activity. This was the first time I’ve had the […]Read more "Oceanside 70.3 Race Report"
Once upon a time… This story borders on the such-ancient-history-who-cares-anymore…but after witnessing a spectacular race in Kona, I wanted to revive it, jog my own memory, and share a few pictures I promised so long ago. April 1, seven months ago, I received a forwarded e-mail from Jordan Rapp soliciting “Extras Needed for *APRIL 2* Photo […]Read more "An Afternoon with Sebastian Kienle"
Dusty and I both showed up at Vineman 70.3 last weekend, kinda. ANOTHER race after spending the previous three weekends traveling in San Francisco (for nonstop food and drink a work conference), Chicago (to race), and Las Vegas (Bacchanalia). I was completely exhausted, and even after posting my cathartic confession about my horrible mental check-out at Chicago, I […]Read more "Vineman 70.3: how you like meh now?"
Last weekend, a big group of friends –er, Wattie Ink. teammates, sponsors, professional triathletes, coaches, and associated foolios— met up in Carlsbad, CA for a training camp. There needs to be a better word for such a “camp,” as it evokes images of canoe trips, arts and crafts time, and bonfires. Nope, nothing could be […]Read more "Training cAmped!: Wattie Ink Elite Team and Black Dragon Racing pull off the first annual SoCal training camp."
Typical tri-blogs like thishere generally include, if not focus entirely on, race reports. With few exceptions –notably two of my three Ironmans—I haven’t written much about my races. A sprint or two here, my first swim meet as an adult there, some detail (because I remember minutiae), but lots of general musings about racing. I’m […]Read more "Race Recaps from 2013: Because Blog"
Ironman-to-bes: by now you know how to follow your training plan, what your legs feel after the longest ride of your life, and which activities you are and aren’t capable of on Saturday nights (for the love of crap, stop RSVPing to parties you know you won’t bother to get out of the shower and […]Read more "Bring it."
I was invited* to review Max Bower’s “Tri Harder – the A to Z of Triathlon for Improvers: The triathlon competitors’ guide to training and improving your running, cycling and swimming times,” published by YMCA Ed for Central YMCA – the UK’s leading health, fitness and well-being charity. The guide is available on Amazon for […]Read more "Book Review: “Tri Harder: the A to Z of Triathlon for Improvers”"