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
Season Opener 2017: Half Moon Bay Sprint
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
Monte Rio Sprint Tri 2016: Or, my race plan went to hell.
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.
Run on an Island – Alameda Does Holiday Kick-Offs Right
This past Saturday was the Alameda Holiday Kick-Off 5k, benefitting the Multiple Myeloma Foundation (in honor and memory of the RD's father). There was an impressive showing from OTC and ETPA (Elite Triathlon Performance America) at the race! I made the mistake of thinking a burrito would be a fantastic dinner choice the night before. Spoiler … Continue reading Run on an Island – Alameda Does Holiday Kick-Offs Right
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
Race Report – Oakland Triathlon Festival
I love Oakland. Have I mentioned that before? Date: August 29, 2015 | Location: Oakland, CA Weather: Cool, fog to drizzle to fog to sun, 60-70 degrees Race: Sprint | Age Group: 20-24 Results: Division – 1/11; Overall – 67; Women – 15 Location Distance Pace Chip Time Place (W/Div) Swim 965 … Continue reading Race Report – Oakland Triathlon Festival
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