Life Is Good

In the past year I haven’t posted much outside of race reports. It is a combination of reasons, mainly that I have been extremely pressed for time, and that my attitude toward racing was pretty crappy (if you don’t have anything nice to say…). Both of those factors have changed…

Smile, or so it goes

Every now and then I stop and wonder what exactly I have done with my life. Returning to Chicago after a botched half ironman in Saint Croix, my lungs still aching from the (admittedly stupid) decision to finish a race while coughing up blood, I found myself deep in one…

ITU Mixed Relay World Championships

Last weekend was the ITU Mixed Relay Triathlon World Championships held in Hamburg. The US team did really well, but from the results it was hard to see how things played out. Below is a graph that makes it easier to see how each leg of the race contributed to…

Training Camp

In August I moved away from the Olympic Training Center. I spent three years there, and took a lot of things for granted. This week I’m heading back for my Spring Break, and I intend to appreciate everything – even if the weather ends up being just as cold as…

Chicago Cold

This past week has been brutal. I just don’t think that growing up in Seattle can prepare one for the feeling of frozen eyeballs one gets trying to ride their bike 3 blocks to the pool at 5:30am. I feel like a wimp saying this, but I’m second guessing the…

A little time off

  I just found this picture from August of 2005. I think I still have that Ironman Stealth wetsuit (the predecessor to the B70 Helix) at my parent's house. Loved that suit. This week has seen a lot of me sitting around gaining weight and loving it. There's a good…
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