La SainteLyon – Preparations

I’ve never been interested in Marathons, particularly not ones run on road.  I’ve always said that and in fact, I’ve never run a marathon other than in an Ironman.  However, I’ve always been interested in both trails and ultras and little did I realize that I would run one not very long after my first[…]

IRONMAN France Preparation – Part 1 – Training

By pretty much all standards, I would consider my Ironman race in France very successful.  Not only did I exceed my time goals, I also finished well meaning that I was not completely wrecked. There are several key components that made my race in France successful.  Of course, the long hours of training were pivotal[…]

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[…]

Training in Tokyo

They call it the Land of the Rising Sun and I should have paid attention…knowing how the local time is established in relation to the sun can be quite important for us athletes on selecting the timing of our long training events. During a recent business trip, I had the opportunity to spend a week[…]

Ironman Pays D’Aix 70.3 Bike Course

UPDATE: Due to the popularity of this post from people looking for the course map, here is my Garmin race data with the actual elevation and distance. In preparation for the Ironman Pays D’Aix 70.3, I decided to ride most of the course during a vacation nearby and share my experiences for those of you[…]

The Traveler’s Training Program

If last year was busy with travel, it’s nothing to what is planned this year.  Helping a client put in place a global information technology delivery model, I have to visit its sites and put in place global teams.  From the Americas to Asia, my frequent flyer programs promise to beat records this year.  Add[…]