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
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
USAP's Half Moon Bay triathlons are a great season opener. Dust off the cobwebs, get out the creaks and cracks, and remind your body how to move fast. For me, HMB was my first race after the first off-season filled with consistent training in my life. I started working with Mitchell Reiss and ETPA last … Continue reading Season Opener 2017: Half Moon Bay Sprint
If you want to be transported to the roots of triathlon, this is the race for you. I love this race – low key, competitive, and super fun. I’m so glad I raced it last year and I’m thrilled I was able to race it again this year. The Sandman is no joke. You start … Continue reading Challenge and Chill – Sandman 2016
Here we are! A year after what I had originally planned as my first triathlon. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned since that decision! First off: huge thank you to Topo Athletic, the incredible team behind the shoes that have taught me that running isn’t the WORST and that it is actually kind of … Continue reading Oakland Tri 2016!
I have procrastinated massively in writing this up. It isn't short. I'd like to say I've moved past this, but I can't lie - I haven't. I've had ten flats in less than two months, and now every time I ride I feel the anxiety pit in my stomach: will I flat again? Will I be stranded … Continue reading Monte Rio Sprint Tri 2016: Or, my race plan went to hell.