New Goals and Race Schedule For 2013

New Goals and Race Schedule For 2013

Mar 21

With this latest setback with the foot that refuses to cooperate, I’v had to re-evaluate my goals and race plans for 2013. Ironman California 70.3 and Ironman Hawaii 70.3 are on the shelf.   I have to be off my foot for the next 2 months, which definitely eliminates any possibility of doing either of the races.  When I inquired about the WTC’s refund policy as it relates to injury,...

And Just Like That, My Season Is Over

And Just Like That, My Season Is Over

Mar 18

I really (like REALLY) wanted to write about the Wolfpack Hustle #MarathonCrash race today.  This past weekend was absolutely epic, with Sunday’s bike race along the abandoned streets of the LA Marathon course (in the middle of the night) being one of the funnest and most intense events I’ve ever participated in. But unfortunately, this week starts of with some soul crushing news for...

Looking for swim workouts? Here’s a Masters swim treasure chest!

Looking for swim workouts? Here’s a Masters swim treasure chest!

Mar 12

I’ve found a GREAT resource for people that are looking for swim workouts to do.  Swim Coach and professional triathlete Sara McLarty has a blog that she posts Masters swim workouts on, several times a week.  These workouts are typically divided up into 3 different skill/difficulty/speed levels, making them accessible to just about anyone looking to work on their swim. Her blog is a...

Training Update – Base 3, Week 2

Training Update – Base 3, Week 2

Mar 11

Another week of training in the books.  I cannot believe how quickly they are flying by!  As I look back at the past week, I’m encouraged by the fact that I was able to clock my highest volume of training so far in 2013 at just a hair over 11 hours.  But as I look at the date, the reality is setting in that I’m only 3 weeks out from Ironman California 70.3, and I’m not even...

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...