Category: Race Reports

Escape from Alcatraz Race Report

Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon was an unanticipated bonus which resulted from an Age Group win at Escape Huntington Beach earlier this Spring (a qualifying race in the Escape series).  I generally take these things very seriously but for a change decided that I would prioritize an appreciation for the experience with this bucket list opportunity,…

Escape Surf City Race Report

This weekends inaugural Escape Surf City triathlon illustrated a unique phenomenon in competition.  My only goal for this event was to race uninhibited by limitations in search of a breakthrough performance without fear of blowing up.  I wanted to plow through the swim as if it was the 1k, race the bike at 300 watts…

2018 Oceanside Race Report

  Years of racing experience has taught me that performance is gauged on 3 key elements, 1) Preparation, 2) Execution and 3) Body Response (simply how your body responds to the day).  It’s amazing to me how if you could place yourself in a vacuum, repeating the same workouts, meals, sleep and prerace rituals, you…

2018 Desert Triathlon

Haven’t done a race report in a while.  I’ve almost forget how this goes, but I know it involves charts so here’s one – Early season races are something of a wild card.  There’s little expectation and much less predictability.   Going into this race my T26 workouts had been way off the mark, my biking…

Ironman Arizona 70.3 Race Report

Biggest take away from this past weekend “perhaps you’re stronger than you think”.  It’s easy among the monotony of balancing Ironman overload with a full-time job and attempting to maintain a reasonable social life on top of it to question “am I fit” as feelings of fatigue and mental burn out start creeping in.  I…

2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championships

It took some distance and time for reflection before being able to put down in writing my feelings from this past weekend at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Chattanooga.  I set my sights on this race over a year ago when I missed qualifying at Vineman 70.3 by just 30 seconds, having only 3…

St George Race Report

Ironman can be a bitch, there’s no denying it, and the moment you get cocky is generally the moment it reminds you who’s in charge.  Following Oceanside I had this surreal confidence that I was in control of the 70.3 distance and ready for a breakthrough performance, but my undoing came from a lack of…

2017 Desert Triathlon

I’d like to consider myself a Designer by profession but my roots still lie in Engineering, math and science, and as such I’ve always been one for stats (HR, pace, watts) because I speak numbers but more importantly in a sport fed by suffering in the name of grandeur, often to the regard of seconds, it’s…

2016 Santa Cruz 70.3 Race Report

Two months ago I raced what I thought would be my last HIM of 2016 at Vineman 70.3.  For that race I took the pressure off and went in with no expectations other than have fun and leave all I had out on the course.  The result being my first sub 30min swim, a strong bike…