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…

Nutrition (Take 3)

This post is dedicated to the athlete/health conscience like me who is adamant about maximizing performance but strapped financially by the demands of this sport (race fees, equipment, coaching, nutrition, fueling, etc).  All the technical information contained has been pulled from previous resources and is objective, not opinionated (I am not suggesting anything is right/wrong).…

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…

Vineman 70.3 Race Report

Last week following my Tower26 ocean swim workout I was thinking about how in every interval I naturally find myself swimming stroke for stroke next to one particular athlete, who for the sake of this analogy has very similar open water swimming ability to myself. Even though we are equally matched we are typically far…

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…