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…

Racing Ironman on a Budget

A lot of people have been asking what Ironman I suggest they do recently. Let me start by saying there are many reasons to do an Ironman (or 70.3) and it’s essential to determine what the objective is in order to pick a race that’s right for you. Is it your first time? Is the…