Tag Archives: Triathlon

Wildflower Race Report: Where art thou…?

Wildflower has a bit of a reputation, both on the course and off. Off the course it’s known as the ‘woodstock’ of triathlon. And on the course it’s known for dishing out the pain. The long course has its renowned … Read More Here


I have arrived.  Well, I’ve arrived in California anyway.  I’m not sure I would arrive to otherwise really.  Although I swing through the state with an odd regularly (at least once a month it seems somehow), I tend to forgot … Read More Here

Newspaper Running Roundup

Think of this like a bit of a link clearance. Stuff I saved up that’s interesting, but didn’t have any specific post to put it in. Running is a drug: Most of us have felt the ‘high’ of endorphins after … Read More Here

One year later: My first triathlon training workout

Well…I made it through my first ‘year’ of triathlon training.  It was this week one year ago today that I did my first training for a triathlon (exactly one year ago yesterday).  I had decided to signup for a 70.3 … Read More Here

Oceanside 70.3 Race Report (aka: There be big hills in California)

Remember yesterday’s post about how the Oceanside area is beautiful?  Well, it is – that’s still true.  Except, I probably should have withheld a bit of judgement until AFTER I had to cycle over 56 miles of hills.  In.the.wind. With … Read More Here

Let the games begin!

I arrived relatively late (ok, technically really early – 1:15AM) last night into the Oceanside area – about 30 minutes north of San Diego.  This where tomorrow 2,000 less than smart people will set off onto a 70.3 mile journey … Read More Here

Are you in the lost and found bin?

We’ve all eagerly awaited for our race-day photos to appear on the photographing companies web site.  Sometimes we get awesome shots, most times we get unflattering shots…and then sometimes we’re missing in action.  You then ask yourself: How could they … Read More Here

Time Capsule: My First Triathlon – Seafair Sprint Tri 2007

Last summer I did my first triathlon. This was before my blogging days. I originally wrote up this race report for a triathlon distribution group/list within my company, as is customary after a race. I realized I had never posted … Read More Here

Did ya miss recording Ironman Hawaii (Kona)?

Well the TV gods have granted you a second chance.  Think you can handle getting Mr. Tivo all working this time before the big day?  If you choose to accept this challenge, then tune your Tivo’s to: February 16th, 2008 … Read More Here

Bike Fitting

About a month ago, I had a bike fitting done by Coach Ken Mierke, a local triathlete coach and active poster on Trifuel.com.  I had originally asked for advice on Trifuel back a few months ago about getting a bike … Read More Here

The State of my State

So this is my 2007 wrap-up and 2008 goals post all in one – and a few days later then the rest of the blogosphere.  Cause really – ya’ll got your fill of reading the resolutions and goal posts last … Read More Here

Fuji Newest 3.0 Road Bike Review

(And now… I present a return to Tri/Running stuff…) I do a lot of traveling.  In particular, I travel quite a bit to Seattle (where I’m originally from) for both work and leisure.  The problem with travel is that it … Read More Here

Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island Race Course Preview

I signed up for the Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island race back a month ago.  It’s located near where all my extended family lives in Connecticut and Rhode Island, so it seemed only logical given it also fits perfectly into my … Read More Here

Monday Race Registration Reminder

Just a quick reminder about a few upcoming race registration times/dates: The Cherry Blossom 10 Miler here in DC opens tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8AM sharp!  It sold out last year in two days (or so they say, I thought it … Read More Here

Why should you date a male triathlete?

Since I’m single – this seemed like an appropriate thing to post.  I stumbled on it a few weeks back posted elsewhere; but it’s funny enough to warrant a repost.  It originated from cyclists, but I think it applies better … Read More Here

You think you can run fast? Think again.

This Friday’s most excellent TGIF running/tri related video is probably one of my all time favorites.  I think the music and announcers voice really makes it even better, but even by itself it’s just so darn impressive.  Especially towards the … Read More Here

Training against the log

I’m super-anal about keeping track of my workouts.  I log every swim, bike & run.  Along with it log stuff like time, splits and distances and occasionally HR.  Meanwhile Sport Tracks will fill in stuff like temperature, humidity, course, elevations, … Read More Here

Reminder: Garmin GPS Rebate through end of November

If you’re looking for an excuse to spend some money and pick up another tri-gadget – here it is! I heart my Garmin Forerunner GPS.  I use it for swimming, biking and running.  And starting this winter I’ll use it … Read More Here

Ironman Rhode Island 70.3

This new IM branded race was announced a few weeks back, and looks like a pretty cool one.  Given all my family is up in the Connecticut/Rhode Island area, I decided to swap it out in place of the Vineman … Read More Here


I’m tired. I started off the day with a 22 mile ride down to a river/park south of DC to watch some friends in a rowing (crew?) competition.  It’s a bit of an interesting sport in theory.  Very similar I … Read More Here

Ouch! The pain train has arrived!

Ok, it’s not fair.  I haven’t even begun my 16 day hard push prior to the Philly Half – and I’m already sore.  Well actually, still sore.  Still feeling Sunday’s 26.2 miles of fun.  Although it’s not bad at all … Read More Here

Drafting – My 2008 Race Schedule

It is with great fanfare (ok, so perhaps no fanfare) that I present my 2008 schedule.  Well a draft of it anyway’s.  I started with a list of some 32 ‘potential events’.  Many of them collected from various sources over … Read More Here

“You’ve lost too much weight, we can’t help you”

This whole triathlon sport is costing me quite a bit of cashola.  $1,300 for the bike (yes, cheap, I know), $500 for Ironman registration fee, and countless other hundreds of dollars for various other ancillary costs (ok, it’s actually probably … Read More Here

Totally awesome tri sticker!

I stumbled onto this sticker a few days ago at the Army 10 Miler expo.  Yes folks – it does indeed rock and is going straight onto the bike case. After some searching, it turns out you can buy it … Read More Here

Ekk! Tri shorts going invisible!

Rur-roh Scooby!  My tri-shorts are going translucent…and in some scenic places too! I had picked up a pair of Pearl Izumi Tri shorts back earlier this summer.  They seemed to work fairly well, fairly basic – but good.  However, the … Read More Here