I haven't been blogging lately. However, this started as a tri blog, and before my last triathlon race I read two race reports I had posted and it was super helpful! My Ironman Cozumel race report is also the most read blog I have ever posted...so here you go. Making it public and putting in [...]
Brief personal update since this blog was originally about triathlon and I mentioned that I was training for St George (which was scheduled May 2, 2020) but then just yesterday said that I wasn't doing really long workouts. As my training was starting to ramp up, I started traveling a lot and was having trouble [...]
Swim Run races
I haven't been writing much about triathlon lately, which I will address before long...but here is a fun article about the rise of Swim Run races. These are not simply triathlons without the bike part. They sound like adventure activities (sort of races, but it sounds like many are more about survival and completion than [...]
Swim race vs long distance tri
There is a local swim meet in town tomorrow and some Masters swimmers compete. So, logically, our coach gave us a workout this morning to prep any racers for the meet (note I'm not included!). In my world (long distance triathlon), the day before a race means take it easy. In the week before, I [...]
Our world is changing. We no longer need to wait to get picked for many activities that once had a barrier to entry. We can self publish and make our book available to anyone with an Amazon account. We can start creating movies on our own and upload to YouTube. We can connect with people [...]
Aukeman Triathlon 2019 – Race Report (from a different perspective).
A day of triathlon... from the race director's perspective.
Have you heard of this race? It's an Ironman distance race - but absolutely insane. It's in Norway. You swim in really cold water, and climb a ridiculous amount on the bike and the run. About 250 start the race (out of many more who try to get in), but only 160 get to complete [...]
My favorite race day story.
Today, during our local sprint triathlon, an aunt and nephew both signed up together to do the race. Sadly, during the bike ride, the nephew's bike broke. It was a complete break - nothing that could be fixed while on course. His aunt wanted to let him go on and swapped numbers and let him [...]
You can figure out the swimming, biking, and running - but transitioning between them in one event? How do you do that? What does a typical setup look like? What should you bring? Here is a basic rundown of what you will find at most races when you show up race morning, how to set [...]
A moment of silence.
Kristen J. Oswald died Sunday competing in Ironman 70.3 Ohio. I thought a moment of silence in her memory, doing something she presumably loved, was appropriate