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
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.
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
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
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
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
It’s almost time – we are officially 16 days out from the Second Annual Oakland Triathlon Festival. I have been really distracted since the Sandman. I was working on a run foundation all last week, hitting a solid two-mile loop for five days, but this week has been negligible at best. I swam hard on … Continue reading Oakland Triathlon Festival – Preview to the Preview