After Kona I got this weird little bump on the side of my neck. But with so many cuts and sunburn and bruises after such a rough race, I didn’t think about it until a month or so passed and I was like, ‘Hmm, that probably shouldn’t be there still.’ I went to the doctor … More Here’s a Fun Story and An Idea
What changes when a woman becomes an athlete? Everything. This year was a big deal for me. Not that anyone else cared, but for me. I made a very conscious decision at the end of 2015 to create space in my life to see just how good I could be at triathlon — which makes … More 2016 Was a Big Deal. What Now?
I’ve been writing a blog for WiSP on insider-y type triathlon stuff. If you want to read my thoughts about all things triathlon. In other items: We also started co-hosting a podcast, Locker Room Talk. It’s actually not terrible (I promise), though this most recent episode I sounded weirdly spastic and said “like” like way … More In Case You Were Wondering Where All My Random Thoughts About Triathlon Have Gone
I was going to share a whole list of things I learned while spectating Ironman Arizona — which was actually the first Ironman I’ve ever watched that I wasn’t doing — but there really wasn’t a whole list of things to share. Spectating is exhausting. The cost-benefit analysis of just doing the damn thing suggests … More What I Learned Spectating Ironman Arizona
I wrote a whole thing about being a woman in this moment and that “understanding” is not just a burden placed on people who live in cities to go out and find white rural voters to try to understand. Actually, the media did that a lot. But bubbles don’t only exist on the coasts. I wrote a … More My Plan for a Trump Presidency
I don’t know. Everything. Nothing. It means whatever you want it to mean. My non-triathlon friends keep asking me what that really means. It just means it’s time to move up and move on. It means I’ll race in the pro field next year, with prize money on the line. It doesn’t mean I’ll necessarily earn … More What Does It Mean to Race Pro Next Year?
You off-season like it’s your goddamn job. At some point, I’m going to have to explain the art of Bottoming Out to triathletes. But, right now, here’s a list of things I have done in the 13 days since Kona. Got really sick — This is pretty much as predictable as anything in Ironman. Laid on the couch … More What Do You Do After Your Last Race of the Year?
SHORT STORY: In case you somehow missed my Twitter and Facebook and Ironman tracking and Instagraming and general spamming of the internet, I ended up 10th in the 30-34 age group at Kona in a time of 10:31:26. SWIM: 1:01:36 BIKE: 5:43:26 [actually put that shit on Strava] RUN: 3:40:00 [also this] It wasn’t really quite … More Ironman World Championships in Kona: A Race Story (Also Subtitled ‘Was It All Worth It?’)
UPDATED: Original post – Aug. 12 Tomorrow is 8 weeks to Kona. I know this because 1. people on Facebook keep saying it and 2. it’s a Saturday, so that sort of makes sense. People ask me a lot of questions about Kona training. Am I ready? (No, duh, I have 8 weeks still.) What’s … More 8 Weeks to Kona: A Running Diary
This year, this season, has been important for me. I’ve needed it to prove to myself that Wisconsin, which seemed to come out of nowhere, wasn’t a fluke. I needed this year to build a consistent base of actual training, to make sure I could sustain the load without getting hurt. I needed to see what … More Whistler 70.3 and the Lessons of This Year