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…

A Note to All the Singles

It’s been a little while since I put anything down in writing, and perhaps that’s a good thing, a sign that life has been firing on all cylinders, but a recent turn of events has left me lower than my typical feel good self.  A forced few week training hiatus has provided some unanticipated yet…

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…

Routine vs Regiment: Pre St George

I often wonder if from an outside perspective my life seems boring.  Do the staff at my gym who see me there morning, afternoon and night think “wow, he’s dedicated??” or “someone needs to get a life!”  I can’t argue so far this year that I’ve fallen victim to the same routine week-in and week-out. …