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."
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"
The second wave of the polar vortex is bearing down on most of the country. Sorry about that, anyone-east-of-the-Rockies. I’m grateful to not have to deal with it: all there is to complain about in California chapped lips and the high risk of wildfires (i.e. extremely arid conditions brought on by unseasonably high winds and […]Read more "Indoor/Outdoor"
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!"
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."