Seriously, let’s get silly.

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.

Sandy but so solid: Sandman 2017

I returned to Aptos for the third year in a row for the 32nd Sandman and was once again thrilled to toe the line. After some upheaval in my day job the week prior, a wedding in Lake Tahoe the day before, and general stress around equipment, cars, and commuting, I was not sure how … Continue reading Sandy but so solid: Sandman 2017

Back to the Russian River: Monte Rio Olympic Triathlon

The Russian River is an amazing place. The past two winters, while California struggled in a long drought, rainstorms upstream turned Guerneville (former home of the swim start for the Vineman) and Monte Rio into Atlantis - that is, they were momentarily underwater. These towns are used to the river overflowing its banks, however, and … Continue reading Back to the Russian River: Monte Rio Olympic Triathlon

Morro Bay – Theme: Rock

Bestie Race!!! Quick note: anything 'rock' related was fair game for jokes this weekend. Detour on 101? Rock Road. Instagram topic? Dwayne Johnson. Looming geological feature which Mom and I spent hours reading about on Wikipedia? Morro Rock (it is actually super cool). Really - all we talked about this weekend was 'rock' in all … Continue reading Morro Bay – Theme: Rock

Cal’s Bearathlon; or, A Practice in Receiving a Butt-Kicking

What happens when UC Berkeley's Triathlon Club hosts an intercollegiate-but-also-open-to-the-public draft-legal, ITU rules race? Well, a team from OTC decided it would be super fun to compete in the mixed team relay (it was super fun!) and try our hand against a bunch of college kids (this was not as fun!). The four of us … Continue reading Cal’s Bearathlon; or, A Practice in Receiving a Butt-Kicking

Oakland Triathlon Festival – Bike Preview

I like knowing what I'm getting myself into. Is that obvious yet? Today OTC previewed the Oakland Triathlon Festival Bike Course! Basic course overview: Don't plan on getting up to speed until you get to the port Don't underestimate the size or number of potholes Do expect to see a bunch of awesome Oakland locals … Continue reading Oakland Triathlon Festival – Bike Preview