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”

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”

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”

Happy Birthday to Me!

Just like that another year of my life has come and gone, and 27 is off to an awesome start. Looking back on the last year, there were some pretty significant ‘firsts’ and I’m looking forward to this year being less chaotic, and continuing to build and establish our new life in Bend, together. IContinue reading “Happy Birthday to Me!”

Patience and Consistency

It’s been just over 1 month since I crossed the line of my first Ironman at Coeur d’Alene. While I feel like a radically different athlete, I’m finding myself feeling rushed to get my speed back and also thinking non-stop about how badly I want another shot at the IM distance after my tough, 106Continue reading “Patience and Consistency”

Move to Bend and Training Update.

Well, a lot has happened since my last post in February. I resigned from Nike and have started a new career in Bend, my wife and I just bought our dream house, and I’m (almost) 4 weeks out from Ironman Coeur d’Alene. Wow! Moving to Bend has always been a dream of ours, especially sinceContinue reading “Move to Bend and Training Update.”