Category: Reflections

Reflections on common themes derived from the sport of triathlon

Brief 2014 Tally and Reflection

I’ve seen a lot of posts recently with yearly totals of training, which led me to Garmin Connect for some tallies of my own – It’s profound to think about just how much time some of us spend training, like the fact that I put 355 hours in the saddle (14 days worth), or covered…

Off-season Stuff

While out on my ride today I happened by and stopped to watch two races, the Santa Monica Runfest 5k/10k and Playa Del Rey Triathlon.  Spectating at races is a common thing for me and the reason is twofold.  I enjoy supporting fellow athletes, hearing my name while I’m racing is an instant motivator and it’s…

Thoughts on Vineman

A lot of people have been voicing their concern over the amount of volume I’ve been doing, especially the weekend before Vineman. To that I have two things to say. 1st, Ironman Tremblant is EVERYTHING, not Vineman, and in order to crush a full in a month and a half I will need to be…

What a difference a year makes!!

This weekend I was shopping around for Speedo’s at REI and spotted a sweet reflective Pearl Izumi bike jacket that was discounted from $120 to $56 (last one in my size!) so I went ahead and bought it, which made me happy, until I was leaving the store and it hit me – “will it…