I don’t remember when we hatched the plan originally, but Dusty and I raced Honu 70.3 last weekend! He had raced it in 2011 and wanted to revisit the island. I’m never going to turn down a trip to Hawaii (though, I’d love to go there for something not triathlon related one day). We registered […]Read more "Honu 70.3 Race Report"
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."
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"
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"
I am not a PR person, I do not have an MBA, I know nothing of “marketing” except that it is an often over-and-mis-used word, and it seems to me anyone can “market” these days. I have no idea what companies get out of sponsoring amateur athletes, or how amateur athletes demonstrate their value to […]Read more "Make Some Noise!: Regarding Sponsorship"
One day in mid-July I got a pretty fantastic e-mail from my friend, Bill McKee. It read, in part: Quick question for you… would you like to meet Craig Alexander for a one-on-one interview? My wife [Deirdre McKee] works for a consulting company and one of their clients, Core Power, is a sponsor of Craig […]Read more "Recovery: My Interview with Craig Alexander"