I was really worried about getting a good start to the swim in London yesterday. It seemed to me that the first 300m of the swim had the potential to make or break my race, and I was probably right. Unfortunately, I broke my race before the gun went off. When the race officially started […]
This is a series of interviews from before and after Saturday’s ITU Pan-America Cup Triathlon courtesy of TriCal TV.
I was at the Hy-Vee race site yesterday and was interviewed by Zoom Performance. Click on the post and watch this video!
The training camp has continued to involve something hard every day. Tuesday we did a run / swim in the morning at the 27.5 meter pool. We keep doing the same workouts we would in the 25 yard pool, but instead of 5,000 yards weâ€™re actually getting in 5500 meters. Itâ€™s almost like free mileage […]
Saturday night was one of the roughest night of sleep I can remember. My skin was itching, smoldering, goose bumped, and otherwise completely lacking in ability to control temperature. Meanwhile, my insides were churning, I had to get up to pee 6 times during the night, I discovered what it would feel like to have […]
After checking out of the vacation rental on the North Shore last week, Courtenay and I rode down to Honolulu while everyone else drove. It was raining, the roads were muddy, the drivers were in a bad mood, and the route sucked. The first ten miles took us part way up a portion of the […]
Courtenay and I went into a bike shop in Waialua last week (Sugar Mill Bikes) to fix a sliced tire. The proprietor of the shop told us about a private road he likes to ride through the cane fields of Oahuâ€™s North Shore. So the next day we rode to a locked gate with the […]
We headed to the North Shore of Oahu just before Christmas. I was hoping for a week in the â€œcountryâ€ with some nice cycling and running through the woods, but by December 26th I was nearly in tears with frustration over poor training opportunities. It seemed to me that, contrary to what one would expect, […]
Itâ€™s finally here: taper. My last taper of 2009. Plus, Iâ€™m at the most physically and mentally healthy state of being in my athletic career. Now you might ask, â€œHow can anyone even know that?â€ To which I would respond, â€œBy reading my blog.â€ Obviously, if it says it on here it must be true. […]
On Sunday I completed the coveted, little-known triathlon trifecta. I have already been the star amateur, and the fearless guide to Aaron â€œMegawattâ€ Scheidies. This weekend I came back from a season-wrecking injury to prove that my transition to professional status was no mistake. Forty kilometers south of Dallas, miles from the nearest street lamp, […]