When I retired from triathlon to take the job at Zwift, I initially thought I'd almost entirely stop riding my bike. The fear that I still have every time I ride on the road after my accident in 2010 was something I wanted to leave behind. My first month at Zwift was actually my biggest … Continue reading The Longshot
What Comes Next
Thought it was about time I gave an update on 2018. It's taken me a while to figure that out for myself, and I still don't know that I have a concrete plan, but I at least have - and have had - a firm enough idea now that I wanted to share it. … Continue reading What Comes Next
I couldn't figure out how to write about the race in Santa Cruz without talking about my other, bigger news in depth. And writing about the race in Santa Cruz after sharing that news seemed rather anti-climactic.
I have a new job...
Essential Tools for Race Travel
A video and list of the essential tools that I bring to every race. Includes links for purchasing specific items.
Viking Chronicles. Part 1: Challenge Iceland
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.
Viking Chronicles. Part 2: Norseman
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.
The Tyranny Of Productivity
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
Turn Back The Clock
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
Back On The Horse
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