Ironman Wisconsin race report

sunday started like every other race morning has for me this season.  sort of.  up really early, making pancakes while still half asleep.  although this time, it was 3:45am and i was cooking them on a hot plate in a hotel.  still, they tasted amazing like they always do, and after double checking my morning race bag a few too many times, my pal…

Woodson YMCA Triathlon Race Report

prior to this race, my coach gave me one race goal: RACE HARD!  and that’s exactly what I did. since the event was right across town, i was able to sleep in until 5:00am race morning. after a breakfast of homemade pancakes, i drove to Sunnyvale Park, found my primo spot in the transition area, and for the next hour or so chatted with…

Chisago Lakes Half Ironman Race Report

i was excited about this race for two reasons: a. i really felt like i finally started to figure out my race nutrition in the weeks leading up this race, and was hoping it would translate into a great race. and b. i was going to spend the night before the race at my old boss / now good pal’s place in MN. sadly,…

“why are you running?”

this was the question a small girl sitting on her front porch asked me as i ran past her house during the third run of a run/bike/run/bike/run workout i did this past weekend. very good question, i thought to myself as i ran away into the dwindling daylight nearly four hours into my training session. why do i swim/bike/run as much as i do,…

Aspirus YMCA Duathlon Race Report

the above photo sums up this race perfectly. with it being a short 5k run, 17.6 mile bike, and 3k run, you pretty much go balls to the wall the entire time, and at the finish, you’re completely spent. while the weather was a bit chilly and rainy, it proved to be a good day and decent confidence booster coming off my bad race…

Ironman 70.3 Kansas Race Report

like i mentioned in a previous post, i decided to run kansas just a few weeks back.  after a few last minute planning details, my pal steve and i hit the road on FRI around 4:00pm.  we made it to des moines, iowa by 11:00pm after stopping for a quick bit to eat, and were on the road with our other teammate mike shortly…