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2nd – Ironman Florida

Nov/07/2013 in General, Race Reviews

The days leading into Ironman Florida were a true roller coaster, one day I felt great the next I felt exhausted either physically or mentally. Thank goodness on race day I felt great. The goals for the day were simple #1) WIN, which is implied...

Being the 1st American sub-8

Nov/05/2013 in General, Giving Back, Race Reviews

I will post my race report on Thursday as this is all still sinking in and I continue to collect photos from the race. The race for an American to go sub-8 was relaunched last year after years of dormancy when I punched the sky winning...

Back for More

Oct/29/2013 in General

People often ask how long it takes to recover from a race and my answer is always the same: it depends on the race.  Some Olympic distance races took me longer to recover from than many  half distances I have raced.  Then there is the...

19th – Ironman World Championships

Oct/22/2013 in General, Race Reviews

My debut at Ironman World Championships supplied many opportunities to overcome adversity. It was not the day I wanted, expected, or prepared for but I was able to conquer the most prestigious triathlon in the world gaining a few accolades along the way. I would...

Poor PERFORM-ance

Oct/17/2013 in Focus Aid, General

After the race last weekend I was cleaning my equipment and when I pulled my straw from my aero bottle I saw this: All summer I have trained with the following products: Ironman Perform powder, Gu Roctane, Gatorade, and Gu Brew. Never did my straw change...

Kona Race Week

Oct/15/2013 in General, Race Reviews

As most know I finished 19th at Ironman World Championships in Hawaii last weekend.  I am still digesting all that happened during the race and will have a full race report next week with pictures and an accurate depiction of the race. I spent the week...

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Being Bad

Oct/01/2013 in General

The quest for Kona has been an interesting one especially since I have never trained for an Ironman before. Along the way I learned a lot of things and one of them is that the volume of Ironman training effects not only you but...

The Challenge

Sep/24/2013 in General

Since Kona training hasn't exactly gone to plan, I am challenging anybody to a wagon race after October 12. I have not been in the wind tunnel testing my position yet but if the stakes are high enough I may have to invest in this technology! Anybody...