Onto the Next – Coaching and Levi’s Gran Fondo

Onto the Next – Coaching and Levi’s Gran Fondo

May 17

Things are looking up as we storm past my 39th birthday, the last birthday before I make the jump into an age group that I’m not quite ready to admit I’m a part of.  This past year has been one of ups and downs physically, with some spectacular things happening at the 70.3 and 140.6 distances that also translated into some pretty negative physical repercussions that I’m still...

#2500Crunches Challenge – Day 1

#2500Crunches Challenge – Day 1

Feb 22

Let me preface this blog post by saying that I don’t do crunches.  EVER. I will ride my bike for days, swim endless laps, run until I collapse, and I even get to the gym 1-2 times a week for a core/strength workout.  But I don’t do crunches.  The closest I seem to ever get to actual crunches is planks (crunches’ distant cousin). But planks are NOT crunches. So it only makes...

Base 2 – Rest Week

Base 2 – Rest Week

Feb 19

I woke up on Monday this week wondering what I had in store in terms of training, and it turns out its a rest/recovery week!  HOLLER! It comes at a good time, as my legs/body were starting to feel a little bit tired towards the end of last week with the increased volume.  I feel good though, and can definitely feel myself starting to get some fitness back.  I got in some climbing on the bike...

Plantar Fasciitis, Jacked Back, and Pain Management

Plantar Fasciitis, Jacked Back, and Pain Management

Apr 15

How quickly things can change.  Coming off of my race at Oceanside I was feeling great and super optimistic about the training weeks to come. After finally conquering the triathlon run demons, my plan was to take it easy for a week then jump right into a hardcore running cycle to build on what I had done at Ironman California 70.3.  I want to run a sub 4 hour marathon at IM NYC, and its going...

Ironman California 70.3 – Race Report

Ironman California 70.3 – Race Report

Apr 02

One of the most satisfying things that can happen in racing is to set a goal, train for it, and achieve what you set out to do.  I woke up this morning (the day after race day) feeling like I was 80 years old, and I could care less because I had a fantastic race yesterday that validated the months of hard work and training that goes into this insanely absurd sport that keeps us pain junkies...

Taper-itis

Taper-itis

Mar 26

I hate tapering.  I feel like I’m jumping out of my own skin.  Its a necessary evil that is probably the worst possible thing about training for a race.  The feeling of being beaten down after a long-training build cycle pales in comparison to the feeling I have right now as I taper for Oceanside 70.3.   I want to ride my bike.  I want to run.  I want to swim.  And I can’t!  I...