California International Marathon 2019 – sub 3!

This past weekend, I accomplished a goal that I’ve had in my mind for years – but, formally started to train for back in August. I ran 2:58:57 at the California International Marathon (CIM) for a big Personal Best which also qualified me for the Boston Marathon! I am working on a write up ofContinue reading “California International Marathon 2019 – sub 3!”

Santa Cruz 70.3 – My First DNF

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Race Report: 2016 Ironman Canada

It’s been 5 days since I crossed the finish line of my second Ironman at Ironman Canada in Whistler, British Columbia. It always takes time to process my thoughts after a race, especially a big, ‘A’ race like Ironman. I came into this race with bigger goals than my first Ironman last year, but IContinue reading “Race Report: 2016 Ironman Canada”

Race Report: Pacific Crest Long Course Triathlon

Last Saturday, June 25th, I raced the Pacific Crest Long Course Triathlon. The distances are close to the standard Half Ironman distance with the bike being a little longer – 1.2 mile swim, 58 mile bike, 13.1 mile run. This was a big fitness test for me as it fell 4 weeks and 1 dayContinue reading “Race Report: Pacific Crest Long Course Triathlon”

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”

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”

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”

Hood to Coast 2015: The Year of the Storm

This years running of Hood to Coast was my third, and without a doubt the best one yet! What a thrilling 30 hours and 31 minutes of team support, camaraderie, good food, family time, and hard work. The last two times I’ve run H2C was with a semi-competitive team from Nike, this year was withContinue reading “Hood to Coast 2015: The Year of the Storm”

2015 Deschutes Dash Olympic Triathlon – Race Report

The three weeks after Ironman absolutely flew by! We stayed busy as we continued to get settled into our new home, and I enjoyed recovery which consisted of rest, some easy training, and a lot of really fun food. I didn’t know what my legs would have in them, but the Deschutes Dash is easilyContinue reading “2015 Deschutes Dash Olympic Triathlon – Race Report”

IMCDA Race Report. “Michael Wolber…you are an Ironman!”

What an incredible day. My first Ironman is complete and I’m already looking forward to the next. Writing this recap is important for me, I learned so much throughout the preparation for and execution of the race that I hope to apply going forward in my triathlon career. 10 days out from the race, IContinue reading “IMCDA Race Report. “Michael Wolber…you are an Ironman!””