The Importance of Consistency

Often times I find myself fixating on the small details of training throughout each passing week, putting the majority of that focus on what I could have done better. – Why didn’t I go the full 40 minutes for today’s easy run? I should have got in an extra 500 meters during yesterday’s swim. IContinue reading “The Importance of Consistency”

Aspects of a successful (and fun!) season: Micro Goals

Last season (2015), was a tough one for me. I had a career change, moved from Portland to Bend, and trained for my first Ironman. The thing that made it so tough wasn’t the personal or career stuff, it was the fact that I was burnt out before I even got to Ironman Coeur d’Alene.Continue reading “Aspects of a successful (and fun!) season: Micro Goals”

Updates on Training, Racing, and Life so far in 2016

The past few months have been absolutely non-stop on all levels – personal, professional, and triathlon related. I’ve been given some big opportunities at work which has meant a lot of travel, I am on my way back to Bend from my 7th trip in the past 11 weeks. Additionally, April and I have hadContinue reading “Updates on Training, Racing, and Life so far in 2016”

2016: Goals and Outlook

2016 is off to an awesome start! I’m back to structured training which is exciting after a few months of staying fit without following a schedule. It seems like half of Bend has got some sort of sickness to start the new year as well, and unfortunately April and I both picked that up. IContinue reading “2016: Goals and Outlook”

2015 – Year in Review

I go back and forth between wanting to do weekly summaries on this site about my training, racing, and progress. Part of me really likes the idea as I see several benefits: accountability, more frequent content on my site, a way to go back and review thoughts/feelings throughout the year, and the list goes on.Continue reading “2015 – Year in Review”

Christmas as a Triathlete

It seems like every time I pop on to twitter or any other social media site, that I’m seeing an article about how to ‘survive the holidays.’ I especially enjoyed reading Susan Lacke’s piece: ‘The War on Christmas Cookies.‘ Not because it told me how many miles I needed to run in order to enjoy myContinue reading “Christmas as a Triathlete”

Cyclocross is FUN

This past weekend I spent a fair amount of time hanging out with my Team 10 Barrel teammates at the cross races here in Bend, OR. It’s a big weekend of racing as part of the cross crusade series and wow is there a lot of energy at these races! It’s so different than theContinue reading “Cyclocross is FUN”

Newton’s Third Law

Isaac Newton is known as a prestigious physicist, philosopher, and mathematician. To me, I will always think of Newton based on his laws of motion. To extract part of his 3rd law: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” This can be interpreted many ways, but for me it’s always been that weContinue reading “Newton’s Third Law”

Super Dave’s Down & Dirty Half – Race Report

I’ve struggled with motivation since Ironman Coeur d’Alene and decided to shut things down for the fall after the Deschutes Dash Olympic and Hood to Coast. I think this was due to the long training cycle I put myself through and the lack of racing throughout my Ironman build. Anyways, my running started to feelContinue reading “Super Dave’s Down & Dirty Half – Race Report”