A Peak Behind The Curtain and The Homer Shake

A Peak Behind The Curtain and The Homer Shake

Mar 14

I have a passion for racing and training.  And if I was fast enough, I wouldn’t think twice about making it a full time job.  But the reality is, I’m not.  I’m a middle-of-the-pack age grouper that is flirting with actually being able to compete on the AG level.  I get a little bit better with each month that passes by, but the improvements are small and a massive gap still...

Escape From Alcatraz 2013 – Race Report

Escape From Alcatraz 2013 – Race Report

Mar 10

I ‘Escaped’ from Alcatraz!   As I found out last weekend, this meant a whole lot more than just swimming across San Francisco Bay. In fact, that was just the beginning.  I picked a mofo of a challenge for my first race of 2013, and it was a fantastic weekend all the way across the board. This weekend was a whirlwind.  I had a recording session for The Simpsons late in the afternoon on...

Training Update – Base 3, Week 1

Training Update – Base 3, Week 1

Mar 07

I entered into the final base phase of my training after a nice and easy recovery week.  The only difference between this and previous base weeks?  There was a race on the schedule, Escape From Alcatraz.  I went into this week approaching it as a true ‘Base’ week and not a race week.  One of the big mistakes I made last year was treating all of the weeks before and after the early...

Escape From Alcatraz Race Primer

Escape From Alcatraz Race Primer

Feb 27

This weekend is the 33rd annual Escape From Alcatraz triathlon in San Francisco, and I’m heading up there to participate for the first time.  I’m fresh off an injury and am not even close to being race-ready, but I’m hyped nonetheless as the prospect of swimming from Alcatraz to San Francisco proper sounds completely daunting, terrifying, and so absolutely exciting!  Tack on...

Training Update – Base 2

Training Update – Base 2

Feb 13

I’m in the middle of Base 2 right now, and I feel things slowly starting to fall into place.  I’m building on the off-season swim fitness I built, got my bike legs back, and am slowly but surely starting to feel comfortable with running again. I wish I could say that my foot was doing better, but its more of the same: not better, not worse.  The good news is that the uptick in...