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
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!
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.
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
That's always funny because I do not like the track. I was bitten by a yellowjacket on the way there (jerk, and you're not even dead because there was no stinger left behind) and then I tried to eat a bug on the way back. But the workout was good, so at least there's that? … Continue reading Today I thought the track was a good idea.
I learned a big lesson from this race. Without support, you cannot succeed. You may have read about my blister. Or maybe you saw my post about my flu-turned-cough? Ya. One of those turned out to affect me a whole lot more than expected. Had I not started the race with a group of teammates, … Continue reading Oakland Running Festival – Race Report
Time flies. We're officially less than a week to the Oakland Running Festival. And somehow, my blister is healed and my flu is now just a little cough (oh KJ, ye of little faith). I'm terrified that I'm not ready because I basically missed the past two weeks of training (eff you, blister and flu) … Continue reading Less than a week to the Oakland Running Festival!