10 Weeks till Kona

10 Weeks till Kona

As of last Saturday, July 30th, the Ironman World Championships are exactly 10 weeks away (you have no idea how great a wave of anxiety, excitement, and sheer terror just coursed through my body as I wrote that)! With that in mind, I’m going to make it a personal goal

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Since You’ve Been Gone

Since You’ve Been Gone

Ok, it’s more like since I’ve been gone. For those of you that have lived vicariously through my blog and couldn’t wait for the next entry to be published (there might be two of you), I sincerely apologize for this extended absence. For the rest of you, you probably didn’t

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The 4th Discipline – GLUKOS

The 4th Discipline – GLUKOS

Triathlon is comprised of three disciplines: swim, bike, and run. But talk to any athlete, especially those that do mid to long-distance racing, and you’ll hear about the 4th discipline; that is nutrition. Without a properly developed and executed plan, performance quickly begins to deteriorate. The beauty, and the curse, of

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Ironman Wisconsin 2015

Ironman Wisconsin 2015

It’s hard to imagine how I could have had a better day at Ironman Wisconsin! It definitely wasn’t devoid of adversity, but going through and overcoming those times are a huge part of the experience and growing as an athlete and individual. I was incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity

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Pass the Salt & Perspective – Pigman 2015

Pass the Salt & Perspective – Pigman 2015

The Pigman Long Course race was one of my favorite racing experiences I’ve ever had! Was it the perfect race? Nope. Were conditions ideal? Nope. Did I place as high as I would have liked to? Nope. But there were two, major breakthroughs  that happened: 1) nutrition and 2) mental.

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Liberty & Lifestyle Change

Liberty & Lifestyle Change

It’s hard to believe it’s already been one month since my last race. Liberty Half proved to be a major tipping point in figuring out some nutritional/gut issues that I’ve been experiencing for quite a while. But before getting into that, here’s a brief race report. Swim: Starting with the

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Ironman 70.3 St. George

Ironman 70.3 St. George

To say that I’m completely happy with how my race went in St. George, Utah wouldn’t be true. A couple days/weeks post-race is a roller coaster of feelings. Overall, I crossed the finish line, which was priority #1, but the end result wasn’t quite what I was hoping for. Yes,

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SMASH Camp 2015: Day 3-5

SMASH Camp 2015: Day 3-5

Day 3: March 7, 2015 Of all the possible reasons/sessions to be anxious about with camp, the 100×100 swim that was awaiting us on Day #3 was what I was fearing most. My longest swim to-date was 100×75 back in January, in which I managed to screw up my shoulder.

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SMASH Camp 2015: Day 2

SMASH Camp 2015: Day 2

Day 2: March 6, 2015 Day #2 meant a ~100 mile ride that included climbing up Madera Canyon. Considering I hadn’t ridden outside since the previous October, I was very curious to see how my body would respond to being out on the open road. Knowing that I have a

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SMASH Camp 2015: Day 1

SMASH Camp 2015: Day 1

Day 1: March 4, 2015 More so than any other year that I can remember, this winter has been weighing very heavily on me. It hasn’t been the worst that I can remember, but between the cold, wind and snow, I’ve become incredibly anxious for warmer weather. Fortunately, my short

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