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”

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!””

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.”

All About That Base

As I’ve segued back into a structured training plan, I’ve been surprised at how little my appetite has changed. Today when I got to master swim practice, I saw our coach for the first time in a few weeks as he’s been traveling. The first thing he said was ‘Mike, you’re looking skinny!’ We gotContinue reading “All About That Base”

Swine Flu, You Win

Last Sunday, I posted a picture on my Instagram account telling the world, well 240 followers, that I was officially beginning my Ironman Coeur d’Alene training. The plan was plugged into Training Peaks, I had all of the gear I needed to get after it, and mentally – I was ready to rock and roll.Continue reading “Swine Flu, You Win”

A Look Back / A Look Ahead

2014 was the biggest and without a doubt the best year of my life. I married the girl of my dreams on June 7th, and we started our life together which has been such an exciting journey. Triathlon wasn’t the sole focus of my free time, but when we returned from our honeymoon I got toContinue reading “A Look Back / A Look Ahead”