Maple Valley, Washington, is the home of one of Ironman's newer 70.3 races. While I'm not doing the 70.3, I had decided this summer of 2023 was going to be a summer of doing ALL.THE.THINGS. And this race sounded good, so I signed up. I want to be very clear about this - I did … Continue reading Lake Wilderness Olympic Triathlon
I've sat on this for almost a year, so I guess it's time to share. I know why I didn't share this, and it comes down to being disappointed. But what kind of athlete would I be if I couldn't process these feelings, let alone what kind of coach? So as we head in to … Continue reading Ironman 70.3 World Championships – St. George 2022
Feels pretty cool to be in the one and only Scott Flathouse's backyard! Seven weeks after Ironman St. George, I toed the line at Ironman 70.3 Lubbock. I picked that race because I could drive there, minimizing the amount of time I'd be away from the summer swim team I was coaching, and because it … Continue reading Ironman 70.3 Lubbock
Photo by Justin Luau Ironman St. George was not my first choice of race. I had signed up for Ironman Santa Rosa 2020, shortly after signing up for Santa Rosa 70.3. Both of those registrations came on the heels of an extremely frustrating and disappointing crash during a local olympic triathlon, in which I failed … Continue reading Ironman St. George 2022
The sun is setting later, we're dusting off our outdoor riding clothes, and wait - was that a forearm? And a calf? Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to get ahead of myself here in Boulder. When I visited last year pre-move, it snowed - a lot - the day we left (in mid-April)! … Continue reading It’s RACING Season!
We've lived in Colorado for a whopping 6 weeks, and in that time, I am pretty sure we've seen every season. It snowed the first week we were here; it was beautiful but rained in the afternoons; and now the days are easily in the 90s by noon. My body is all sorts of confused, … Continue reading Whoa, summer!
Where do you really start when something you planned to conquer 18 months prior got pushed out and pushed out...and then finally happened? If you allow me to rewind a few years, I pulled out my first triathlon "goal" sheet from 2016. This was my first experience with setting goals for something I wasn't good … Continue reading Ironman 70.3 St. George 2021
A good coach knows when to be serious and when to lend a smile. The balance is unique to each athlete, and a coaching skill honed only by on the job experience. And I am incredibly excited to announce that I'm officially ready to be the sometimes serious/sometimes silly coach for you! Coaching was my … Continue reading Seriously, let’s get silly.