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…

Nutrition (Take 2)

Posting my nutrition a couple months back ended up with its good and bad result. It was tough and a little embarrassing getting reamed out for my bad habits but showed how much I can grow in this vital area. Since then I have been working with my coach to change some things up and…

HITS Napa Race Report (3rd Place)

This past weekend was my kick-off first triathlon of the 2014 season and while I had friends racing in Ironman 70.3 New Orleans and Florida I made the solo trip north for the first of two HITS races (triathlon on a budget) beginning with the Napa Valley Half Ironman. I was very pleased to achieve…