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."
I took a day off. YOU GUYS! Since the holidays,* I’ve had several great weeks in a row of good ol’ nose-to-the-grindstone following-the-plan. It sounds horribly boring to most normal people, but there’s something so comforting about falling into a routine. I’m back at the point, now, where I know how many times per week […]Read more "The Checkbox"
HEY THERE! <insert obligatory “gorsh, I haven’t blogged in a while” list of excuses here> OK, I’ll offer an explanation: I’ve been absent from my little triathlon-oriented blog here because I’ve felt absent from triathlon. TRUE, my emplumpened form is visible in both the Ironman Kona and 70.3 World Championship coverage (and that’s 3 for […]Read more "I’m (almost) BAAAAACK!"
Since shacking up in SoCal beginning in late March, I’ve been concentrating on swimming, partially because it’s GORGEOUS AND I GET TO SWIM OUTDOORS HERE!!! …. and mostly by default: running and biking haven’t happened since unraveling some old injuries. Tis a pity, seeing as I have a sweet new bike setup and brand new fit, […]Read more "Swim/Team"
So as I described, I’ve been attempting to “rebuild” my season… which officially starts ThIS CoMiNg wEEkEnD at Wildflower, followed by a number of races Dusty and I already planned out and arranged for. Ummmm, little problem. I’ve obviously run out of time to get into shape for this weekend, and at the moment I […]Read more "I Have a Toothache in My Leg."
Happy New Year! Say what? We’re 4 months into the new year? Whatever. MUCH has happened since my last post. New apartment! New job! New neighborhood! New coach! New mug! New schedule! New training logistics! And now, 14 15 weeks later, much of the above is new again. I attempted to make the new job […]Read more "Rebuilding"
Recently, an esteemed acquaintance said that I haven’t yet paid my dues to the sport of triathlon. He didn’t mean it in a jerktastic way –in fact he was saying it to comfort me— but it made me think. I trained for my first triathlon when I was staring down the barrel of my 30th […]Read more "Paying Dues"