#Journal

Hello!

July 26th, 2023 — A new thing!

Life's Too Short

August 14th, 2023 — Somewhat implulsively, I registered for Ironman 70.3 Couer d'Alene.

Holding Back

August 15th, 2023 — A couple of pro triathletes with some words of wisdom for me.

Just a Lot of Little Decisions

August 17th, 2023 — In my workout today I caught myself saying something to push me through an exercise.

Small Gains

August 28th, 2023 — Small incremental gains and a lot of patience. If I've learned anything so far from this experience it's that I need to stack a lot of workouts together to get to the big picture goal.

Realities of Life and Training

September 27th, 2023 — I've been struggling to keep this blog updated lately. A few weeks ago I had brief moments here and there to write and gather my training logs but work and family life began to creep in. But that's ok. This blog isn't my priority. It's just a nice place to express some small thou...

One Week to Mission Bay

October 6th, 2023 — Mission Bay is just around the corner and the excitement I'm feeling is starting to build.

Race Week - Mission Bay Sprint

October 10th, 2023 — The week has come and I'm ready!

Race Week: Newport Dunes

November 1st, 2023 — Last race of the short 2023 season.

Looking Ahead to 2024

November 17th, 2023 — Let's take a look back at this year of racing and then my goals for 2024.

2024 Offseason Update

December 13th, 2023 — I have been working my ass off training to start training. I've been using my Training Stress Score as an indicator and I have been slowly pushing that up. I looked up what a good TSS number should be at the time of a 70.3 and should be between 70 and 140 ( I'm feeling really goo...

A bumpy start to 2024

January 5th, 2024 — It's not the way I wanted to end and start this year but sickness happens and I've just gotta roll with it.

A long overdue update.

March 11th, 2024 — In my The second training block was solid. It was hard but it was good. It really stepped up volume in every area. The first week of the block was really tough coming off an illness but in general it felt really good to push myself again. It's always nice when a recovery week co...

Training Block 3: Complete

March 29th, 2024 — I'm at the halfway point of training and overall feeling strong...as long as sickness doesn't creep in.

Lessons From 2024 Oceanside 70.3

April 10th, 2024 — I've been out of the sport of triathlon for nearly a decade. When I was in the sport I followed a couple of names but it was not possible to be as connected to athletes as it now. Social media and the ability to create an audience has changed how vested I am in watching such a bo...

New Bike

April 15th, 2024 — 13 years ago I bought a low-end TT bike. It was a That Felt bike served me well over the years. Though there was a solid 8 years there where I didn't even ride it at all. Having Rheumatoid Arthritis (and not knowing it) made handling a bike painful on my wrists and then starting...

70.3 Couer d'Alene Race Week!

June 17th, 2024 — 6 months of training and somehow it feels like it's both flown by Up until about two weeks ago I have been lucky to have to had an injury free year. When I would do my longer runs I would feel some tightness and discomfort in my right calf/shin area. Every time it propped up I w...