Challenge Iceland was originally supposed to be a “test-flight” for Norseman, but I ended up falling in love with both the event and the country of Iceland.
I know that I've never been more prepared for a race than I was for Norseman, and in terms of specific preparation, it might be the finest and most focused build I've had in my career. This preparation showed up on race day with what I would say is one of the very best race performances in my career. I drained the tank to absolutely empty on that course.
Ironman 70.3 Victoria Victoria, BC, CAN ★ 2017.06.04 Santa Rosa 70.3 was a bit of a "freebie" in terms of the performance relative to the training I'd done. Essentially, I raced Santa Rosa off the training and taper of Ironman Texas. With some larger goals for later in the summer, I put in some solid … Continue reading Turn Back The Clock
Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa Santa Rosa, CA ★ 2017.05.13 After drifting away from the rather pro forma "I swam; I biked; I ran" race reports, I've found myself coming back to these sorts of analytical post-race assessments. While a bit of humor or philosophy is a welcome change, I think that write-ups like these are more useful for other folks, … Continue reading Back On The Horse
Campeche is, simply, beautiful. Highly recommend this race. Ironman 70.3 Campeche Campeche, MEX ★ 2017.03.19 Technically, this wasn't my first race of the season. In an effort to avoid a repeat of the past few years where I've struggled to both remember how to race and how to be competitive, I decided to shake the rust … Continue reading ¡Venga!
© Wagner Aurajo 2016 "A genius is the one most like himself.” - Thelonius Monk Ironman World Championship Kailua-Kona, HI ★ 2016.10.08 I decided to remove this post because I didn't convey what I'd hoped and I did convey a lot of things I never intended. Instead, the right thing is what I said … Continue reading Never Again Until Next Time
© Kevin Mackinnon 2016Ironman Mont-TremblantMont-Tremblant, QC, Canada ★ 2016.08.21A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. - George S. PattonJust prior to the race, I read Mara Abbott's recap of her race in Rio. After leading for most of the day in a courageous solo breakaway, Abbott was … Continue reading A Good Plan Executed
© Eric Wynn 2016Ironman CairnsCairns, QLD, Australia ★ 2016.06.12I'll warn you in advance, there's a lot of hokey I-can-be-self-empowered-because-I'm-rich guru-ism in this interview done by "The Genius Network" (certainly are humble, aren't they...) of Peter Diamantis (founder of the XPrize) and Tony Robbins. I certainly do not "love" marketing, even though I will certainly admit that my role as a … Continue reading Gratitude
© Scott Flathouse 2016Ironman TexasThe Woodlands, TX ★ 2016.05.14After spending decades studying how people deal with setbacks, psychologist Martin Seligman found that there are three P’s—personalization, pervasiveness, and permanence—that are critical to how we bounce back from hardship. The seeds of resilience are planted in the way we process the negative events in our lives. - Sheryl … Continue reading The 3 P’s
© 2016 Brian ComiskeyIronman 70.3 CaliforniaOceanside, CA ★ 2016.04.02I've struggled for the past two weeks to find anything of substance to say about my season opener in Oceanside. The race unfolded pretty much the way I expected. I swam about where I usually do; the swim in Oceanside has never really suited me as you get a really … Continue reading A Family Affair. And Lessons Learned Over 7 Years.