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…

Vineman Simulation

A couple of weeks ago I was asked by a friend of mine “why do you spend so much time training and money on coaches just to do so terrible in all your races??”  The question may have been considerably off base however it did lead me to contemplate the fact that I have been spending a disproportionate amount…

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…

Bungalow Girl

It’s difficult to explain the Bungalow to an outsider for the joy and misery it has brought me over the years.  It is the quintessential LA experience, $11 beers, ocean sunset views, upscale atmosphere, Ray Bans, perfect hair and absurd cleavage.  Full of the most beautiful people imaginable with the ugliest of personalities.  You’re likely…

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…

Hollywood Girl

I began my dating app experience much later in life than the rest after the foolish decision to buy a Windows phone set me back 2 years.  Watching all the connections and hearing stories, good with the bad, I was anxious to get started the moment I upgraded devices.  First and most obvious download was…

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…