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…

MudderMan Race Report (April Fools Eddition)

What a weekend for triathlon!! Between Ironman Los Cabos and Oceanside 70.3 it seemed like everyone I knew was racing. It’s been almost two weeks since the LA Marathon so I figured it was perfect timing to test out the legs with a race of my own, settling on the new MudderMan, an Ironman distance…

LA Marathon Race Report

“There are two kinds of pain. The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain. The sort of pain that’s only suffering.” – Francis Underwood, House of Cards Anyone who has ever ran a marathon knows about pain.  I like the quote above from the TV show House of Cards because it illustrates…

Nutrition

There’s no denying the significance of nutrition and fueling in Ironman, especially when approaching a certain level of volume where a lack of consumption can lead to injury or bonking.  A couple of years ago a friend of mine made a similar post and at this point in my development I figured it would be…

What a difference a year makes!!

This weekend I was shopping around for Speedo’s at REI and spotted a sweet reflective Pearl Izumi bike jacket that was discounted from $120 to $56 (last one in my size!) so I went ahead and bought it, which made me happy, until I was leaving the store and it hit me – “will it…

2013 Reflections – What a year!

2013 has been an incredibly influential year for me.  In my first full season with QT2 I completed roughly 150 miles in the water, 6,000 miles+ on the bike (most of which solo on the trainer in my apartment) and well over 1000 miles on the run (many in the deep frigid snows of Buffalo). …

Life in the Comfort Zone

Throughout my career in the sport of Ironman, and particularly this last year, I’ve found that training can be broken down into two sensations, comfort and discomfort.  Large volume (to the amateur age grouper) has taught me to tolerate sitting in the saddle for up to 7 hours then getting off the bike to run…