respect the distance

My Journey to Ironman

October 24, 2016

It's been far too long since my last post and so much has happened!  Let's just start off by going back to late August.  

On August 19th I snuck off to race Ironman 70.3 Timberman. By "snuck off" I mean just that. Only about 4 people knew I was heading out the...

August 10, 2016

August 1 – 7th I trained for over 13 hours and ended with an Intermediate distance Triathlon.

Although, I am pretty happy with the swim PR by 52 seconds for the 1000 meter swim, I expected my bike to have been a tad better 20.5 mph vs. 19.7 mph that I did. And I knew I...

August 5, 2016

Kerrville Texas; 3:30 a.m. the alarm goes off. I really didn’t need it. I didn’t sleep at all that night. My brain was way too excited to let me get some sleep.  So it was up for a quick stretch, some hot coffee and oatmeal and out the door of the hotel room.

Coach Adam...

August 4, 2016

A lot has changed since the 1st few months of my participation in the Triathlon.  Learning how to race has mostly been from making mistakes along the way.  Coaches are fantastic for bringing out your full potential and helping you get to a race healthy.  Some things th...

August 3, 2016

 Shortly after my first Duathlon I started to become obsessed with researching the Triathlon on the Internet. I even set my TiVo to record all cycling and triathlon programs.  I began to learn the names of the athletes, and understand the rules of Triathlon which are s...

August 2, 2016

In 2001 to a class full of cycling students at Montecito Heights Health & Racquet Club in Santa Rosa California, I remember stating:

“Triathletes are crazy! I would never do that!”

If you are unfamiliar with the sport of Triathlon, it is three parts: 1. Swimming 2. Cycli...

July 29, 2016

People who have a strong reason to do something big or a challenging goal in their lives have a better chance at completing that goal. This reason is your "Why". Why do it? Why would you put yourself through it? Why do that to your body? Why take away so much time from...