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
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
The Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim is a longstanding staple of the Southern California open water swimming scene. My best friend Lizz (who got me in to triathlon to begin with) has competed very successfully for the past few years and she suggested I fly down to race with her this year. Great idea! The race … Continue reading Pier to Pier – OWS Success
A soggy but successful race.
I love the Monte Rio Triathlon. It will always hold a special place in my heart as my first-ever tri, and I hope to return to race every year. The Russian River region was hit especially hard with storm and water damage this year, and unfortunately this impacted the race – but I’m hopeful that … Continue reading Same-same but different – Monte Rio Sprint Tri 2019
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
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