Race Report: Aluminum Man Triathlon

Well there is a first time for everything, and early on in the bike I made a wrong turn – I’ll rewind a little bit, but I wanted to explain that right away. Race morning was perfect; woke up in my own bed bright and early at 5am, foam rolled, made coffee, had a breakfastContinue reading “Race Report: Aluminum Man Triathlon”

Race Report: Lake Stevens 70.3

Lake Stevens was my 2nd Half Ironman race, and the prep for this race was very different than the prep for Austin 70.3 last October. Going into this race I had much more confidence in my ability, I had an additional 9 months of base under my belt, but I didn’t have a really consistentContinue reading “Race Report: Lake Stevens 70.3”

Life Update & Race Report: Deschutes Dash Olympic Triathlon

What a summer it has been! Wow, the natural place to start is definitely going to be that I married the woman of my dreams on June 7th. It was an amazing day, filled with quite the drama as wildfire forced us to evacuate our wedding site and move the reception to a public parkContinue reading “Life Update & Race Report: Deschutes Dash Olympic Triathlon”

Race Report: Austin 70.3

Austin 70.3 was my first half-ironman. It was my 5th and final race of the season – so for many reasons, this race was a big deal for me. Prior to Austin, I’d raced 4 triathlons but the focus had always been on nailing my first 70.3. I wasn’t sure what type of goals IContinue reading “Race Report: Austin 70.3”

Race Report: Aluminum Man “Olympic” Triathlon

The Aluminum Man Olympic Triathlon is a unique race, which is why I used quotes in the title. The distances are as follows: 1k swim versus the standard 1.5k swim, 50k bike versus the standard 40k bike, and the run was the standard 10k. Going into this race, located in The Dalles, I was determinedContinue reading “Race Report: Aluminum Man “Olympic” Triathlon”

Race Report: Mid-Summer Olympic Triathlon (which became a duathlon…)

The Mid-Summer Triathlon takes place on the exact same course as the Blue Lake Triathlon that I’d run in June. Going into race weekend, I was feeling very confident that I was going to be able to take off at least 10 minutes from my time only 2 months earlier. Leading up to this raceContinue reading “Race Report: Mid-Summer Olympic Triathlon (which became a duathlon…)”

Race Report: Deschutes Dash Olympic Triathlon

Going into this race, my second triathlon ever – I was much more confident and excited compared to the nervousness I had before blue lake. I knew that the course was going to pose challenges: heat, altitude, elevation on the bike, and a challenging run mixed with trails, stairs, and climbs. However, I had an additional 5Continue reading “Race Report: Deschutes Dash Olympic Triathlon”

My first triathlon.

Three weeks before the race, I finally signed up for the Blue Lake Olympic Triathlon (http://aasportsltd.com/events/race/bluelaketri/) in Portland, Or. At this point I knew that I was good at training, it was time to see if I could race. My coach was very encouraging in the days leading up to the race, he constantly reminded meContinue reading “My first triathlon.”