Push-ups

I entered a push-up contest today at the National championships' award ceremony. The announcer called out numbers and everyone on stage had to do a push-up together. Now, seeing as how most of the Tri-types are tiny in the upper body, and I'm still packing the swimmer guns, I figured…

Hy-Vee Triathlon

I'm safely back in Seattle now. Far away from the polite people, logical transportation network, and attractive architecture that Des Moines uses to lower your guard and keep you from remember to pay attention to silly things like pre-race changes to swim courses and which side of a concrete barrier…

Iowa

I'm writing from the living room of JJ Bailey in Des Moines Iowa. JJ was 3rd last year at USAT Nationals, won the Florida 70.3 this year with a new course record, and (I just found out) he holds the course record for Lifetime Fitness (over past amateurs like Andy…

London 2012 Olympic Logo

The 2012 Olympic Logo was just released. I think the best description I've heard is that it looks like an "80's hangover". It looks like a Pink Panther video game on an 8-bit console. But these things always grow on us, right? Just look at Paul Allen's Experience Music Project.…

a triathlete is born

I drug my friend Brian to the Issaquah Triathlon last weekend. (Brian Davis, Northwestern grad, 3x NCAA qualifier in swimming, 15:06 1650 yard freestyle...but can he run?) Here is his race report (this is the funniest first time triathlon story I've heard.): (I should mention quickly that since the race…

Issaquah Triathlon

My first triathlon was 2 years ago. I bought a bike from Speedy Reedy, and 3 days later I raced in the Issaquah Sprint Triathlon. That race was a bit ugly. Without a wetsuit, I had a panick in the 62 degree waters of Lake Sammamish, and did backstroke for…

Weekend With a Legend

Last week I was in San Jose for a job interview, so I decided to take up former Seattleite, Loren Pokorny, on his open invitation to visit his new place in Tiburon. I was lucky to choose the same weekend that Loren's family was hosting Kaite Mactier, who is a…

Get Set, TRI!

This morning was the "Get Set, Tri" in Forest Grove, Oregon, at the same course that will host the USAT short course nationals June 30th. Turned out to be more of a Get Set, ok, now wait another hour while we get organized...TRI! -- But no matter... I set a…