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"
One of my training goals this winter is to refocus on my aerobic base. Looking back on this past year of racing, there were some definite high points – won my age group once and made the podium three other times. But I know there’s room to improve. In both 70.3 races this year – […]Read more "Back to Basics: The Importance of a Strong Aerobic Base"
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"
Each week I share a swim, bike, run, plyometric or strength workout from my training. Give it a shot and leave your feedback in the comments. I’m a couple weeks out from my final races of the season. This past weekend included my final preparation sessions before I begin my taper. Instead of the typical […]Read more "Workout of the Week: Weekend Race Simulation"
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"