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…

Lake Placid Ironman Training Countdown

I wanted to put down in writing, and through photos represent the journey which is Ironman Big Week training leading up to my 3rd and possibly final Lake Placid, under the guidance of Mat Dixon and Purplepatch.  This is not intended to be a boring data report or an over the top emotional depiction, but…

Habits

Yesterday I heard a segment on the radio concerning bad habits that are toxic in relationships and it got me reflecting a bit on the habits I’ve picked up with training, good, bad as well as those that could come across either way depending on how you look at it (so like me to make…

Questioning Running Form

Recently I was asked to submit video of my run form for analysis which prompted me to revisit an online source that was offered to me by my old coach.  There are various services to critique running dynamics, I visited Steve Gonser of Run Smart almost 5 years ago and if nothing else have have transitioned from heal striking…

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…