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"
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!"
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”"
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"