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.
This is Part One of an experiment that I'm conducting on myself. I plan to post Part Two after Norseman, with an update on how this all went. Like many people, I find myself increasing tethered to my phone (and, to a less degree, my computer) under the guise of "productivity." In part, because social … Continue reading The Tyranny Of Productivity
#268. It doesn't seem like a particularly auspicious number. But on August 5, those three digits will become an indelible part of my triathlon journey. Since I first learned about the Norseman Xtreme Tri, through the participation in 2005 of my long-time friend and some-time training partner Bjorn Andersson, it has remained something of a … Continue reading Bib #268
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
Ironman Texas The Woodlands, TX ★ 2017.04.22 © xkcd You always have the opportunity to repent of an earlier bad decision - Dan Empfield (talking about bike fit...) Don't just do something; stand there - Dwight Eisenhower / Clint Eastwood / The White Rabbit / etc (aka, nobody really knows...) Some or all of you may have … Continue reading Mulligan
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!
Rebecca Rusch is one of those people who simply defines what it really means to be a BAMF. The obvious reasons include her remarkable athletic accolades. But as I've come to know more about her and to, thankfully, get to know her personally in a small way, those achievements pale in comparison to the depth … Continue reading Real Women of BAMFness: Rebecca Rusch
So, Dec. 1 has passed. Applications are now closed, though if any trickled in, I'll still accept those ones. But that's old news. So I owe an update. I received 134 applications. Some of these may be redundant (people sending in additional info). Some may be obvious non-starters, "Hi, I reli nede an biek cuz … Continue reading 134 Applications Received. But *THREE* Bikes to Give Away. Update on 2016 4-C’s of Dimond.
I'm going to try not to delve into politicking here, but I feel compelled to do something following the Nov. 8, 2016 election. I am sure it will surprise no one that I voted for Hillary. I did so with some slight reservations about the obvious issues that dogged her throughout her campaign (and before … Continue reading 4 C’s Update: #StrongerTogether