Category: Race Reports

2016 Vineman 70.3 Race Report

Vineman 2014 was an unexpected 70.3 PR, still to this day, with a 4:25 overall time and 1:21 run split, one of the fastest amateur runs on a hilly course. Vineman 2014 Race Report – https://david-welby.com/2014/07/16/vineman-70-3-race-report/ Against my better judgement I looked at this prior achievement as a gauge of past and present, old and new, good…

Ironman Texas Race Report

I figured it best to allow a day or two to decompress the physical and emotional madness that was Ironman Texas 2016 before deciding what to put down in writing for a race report.  So much to consider,… The last minute swim course change from flooding in the canal that led to a 2 Transition race. …

Oceanside 70.3 Race Report

Race Plan This past Saturday was my third time at Oceanside 70.3 in three years, but first time crossing the finish line.  In 2014 I was there to spectate and in 2015 I raced the unofficial aquabike (coming off of a calf injury) so it was a real nice experience, despite what may follow, to be…

Desert Triathlon Race Report

The Desert Triathlon is a great early season race opportunity in beautiful Palm Springs during a very unpredictable and tumultuous time of year.  In 2015 Saturday’s Sprint fell during a wind storm and Sunday’s Olympic was a wash out (which made things difficult considering I was camping).  I hoped things might be different this time but unfortunately…

Race Report 2015 – Ironman Lake Tahoe

Sad to acknowledge that it’s late September and I am sitting down to write my first official race report of 2015.  Even sadder to revive so many difficult memories from this past weekend’s Ironman Lake Tahoe, without a doubt the most challenging triathlon experience of my life.  HOWEVER, I want to start by acknowledging, despite…

Oceanside 70.3 Race Report

The morning of Oceanside 70.3, not uncommon for a guy like me, I found myself in transition, deep in existential thought pondering the purpose of my race.  I observed pro’s racking their gear, hoping for a $12,000 pay day as well as amateurs taking their bike out for perhaps it’s first ride of 2015, content…