La SainteLyon – Race Report

So as described earlier, I somehow managed to make it to the starting line of my first Ultra.  Not sure what to expect, naive about what was in front of me, I fully bathed in the incredible atmosphere before the race. The energy before the race is incredible.  In typical French fashion, the lights, music[…]

5 Things to Do Before My First Ironman

I always knew that I would take my time before embarking on a quest to complete a full Ironman. In the midst of my 4th season, I look back at my history and feel that I’ve built a good base of volume and races that should allow me to aim for the next step up[…]

Miami 70.3

Miami 70.3 was supposed to be my very first attempt at a half Ironman distance two years ago. I had prepared all year for that race and unfortunately came down with Pneumonia the week prior to it. As this same race coincided with the French fall vacation for the kids this year, I signed up[…]

Zell-Am-See / Kaprun 70.3

We’d been to Kaprun before with my wife.  The fond memories of our childless youth certainly appealing, along with a late summer race giving ample time for ideal training load and progression made this Ironman 70.3 race my selected A race of 2012.  I signed up for this inaugural race early on and we decided[…]

Allergies and Delayed Pressure Urticaria

My last race of the 2011 season was very disappointing.  Although my preparations were not ideal because of our move to France and my extensive travel, I still expected to do better.  Nevertheless, although I’m by no means a fast runner, my 2:18 half marathon time shows there was a clear problem on the run.[…]

Kinetic Half Race Report

I’ve been anxiously awaiting this race for months now. As triathletes we train hard and many of us truly enjoy training. But the race brings it all together. It answers the nagging questions in the back of your head, those that even at dinner table you dare not answer. Do I train the right way,[…]