Nothing beats ending on a high-point. The accomplishment satisfies us, while the anticipation of topping it motivates us for next time. Last weekend I capped my 2016 triathlon season at Lifetime Maple Grove. It wasn’t the original plan – that was to race the Chicago triathlon with my sister. Instead, I opted for a more local […]Read more "Capped off the 2016 triathlon season with a podium: Maple Grove Race Report"
It was 45 minutes into one of my final quality training rides 10 days before my Olympic-Sprint double attempt at this year’s USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals in Omaha. This weekend was the highlight of my race calendar this year, my attempt to qualify for Team USA in both Olympic and Sprint distances to compete […]Read more "Hit by a Car to Team USA: My Journey to 2016 USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals"
I stepped on to the Vista Fleet ferry and made my way to the top deck last two Sundays ago. Gray clouds still covered the sky, and the air held a mix of humidity and chill. A handful of athletes were already up on the ferry’s top deck, some standing, some sitting. I couldn’t sit, […]Read more "Jumping off a ferry, crashing, cramping, and another podium: 2015 Superiorman 70.3 Race Report"
Last weekend I raced the third and final installment of this year’s Lifetime Triathlon MN Series in Maple Grove, a northwest suburb of Minneapolis. Heading into the event I was 5th in the overall series standings, about two and a half minutes behind the 4th place athlete and three and a half minutes outside the […]Read more "A PR by 4 minutes: Lifetime Tri Maple Grove Race Report"
My confidence was riding high after back-to-back 1st place finishes in my first two triathlons this year (Trinona and Minneapolis). Thus far this year I had a fantastic stretch of training this spring where I built a solid base for the year. I focused a ton on my cycling and swimming. There was a stretch […]Read more "Third Straight Podium: Toughman 70.3 MN 2015 Race Report"
It was my hometown race. On top of that, the Minneapolis Triathlon has historically been a major stop on the non-drafting Olympic-distance racing circuit. Countless household names in the sport have competed in this race: Craig Alexander, Hunter Kemper, Simon Whitfield, Bevan Dockerty, Andy Potts, Cameron Dye, Matt Reed, Julie Dibens, and Leanda Cave. Unfortunately, […]Read more "2 for 2: Another 1st Place at the Minneapolis Tri"
Sunday kicked off my 2015 triathlon season. As I wrote in a previous post, my entire running and triathlon season is all Minnesota-based this year. Minnesota is known for its endurance sports community, so why travel when I have plenty of top-notch events right in my backyard? My first race was a great start. I […]Read more "Top of the podium at Trinona 2015"