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
The last time I did Vineman 70.3 was in 2011. I went 5:07 and ended up peeing on myself. It was not a high point — though it was probably a standard point then — in my triathlon career. This year, I wanted to do much much better and I wanted to go hard. That was my plan. Just … More Vineman 70.3 + A Note
It’s been a year since I started with Hillary. A year of training hard and getting faster, almost like that’s how it’s supposed to work. Naturally, it was fitting that I marked the anniversary with a double race weekend — not this past weekend but the one before that: Pacific Grove Triathlon on Saturday, Dipsea … More Happy Anniversary to Me: A Double Race Weekend
That’s really all I have to say. Officially, the results from the Memorial Day 10K say I ran 38:56, but I think that’s gun time not really chip time and my watch said 38:53.8 when I pressed stop. So, screw it, I’m counting it. In the last 12 months since I started with Hillary — since … More I Ran a 38:53 10K!!
Multiple people the week after Wildflower (which was last week) kept telling me how tough I am. Which I thought was funny. I told Steve this and he also thought it was funny, so that’s either encouraging or not. I don’t feel tough. I feel like I had four-and-a-half hours of feeling good at Wildflower … More Race Report: Wildflower Triathlon
I wrote this right after training camp in Arizona in early March, but then I also had written a story about training camp for espnW, so I decided to wait until that ran to publish this. Then, my editor asked me if I had thought more about why I randomly started crying. And I was like, OH, HAVE … More Why I Started Crying on the Top of Mt. Lemmon