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?"
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."
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"
It’s a scary proposition, introducing triathletes to a velodrome. I mean have you seen those things? I didn’t whip out my protractor or anything, but the banked walls are like… like… 80 degrees (or so it seems). Triathletes are notoriously horrible at bike handling and group ride dynamics, so why would I get on that […]Read more "Making Speed: ERO Sports and AeroFit Testing"