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”

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”

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”

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.”

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”

2014: Looking back, and looking forward

It’s been (way) too long since my last post! A lot has gone on since Austin 70.3, and i’m going to post a few of the big highlights below. Personal I got engaged! On November 30 (2013), I asked the love of my life to marry me. We’ve been planning a Central Oregon wedding overContinue reading “2014: Looking back, and looking forward”

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”