#swimcamp

#swimcamp

The off/pre-season has unintentionally turned into “I’m going to stop using social media”-season, as well. I’ve been horrible at updating this blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc., which leads me to this post. Seven weeks ago I dived into my second swim camp session (see what I did there with dive and

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Des Moines Marathon – End of 2014

Des Moines Marathon – End of 2014

This is incredibly overdue, as I fell away from posting anything new since HyVee. This was a big year for me, I raced more than I ever have with 8 total races and that took a much larger mental toll on me that I had expected. After HyVee, I was

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HyVee 5150 Sprint Championships

HyVee 5150 Sprint Championships

The HyVee 5150 Championships was a bitter-sweet end to my triathlon season. There are always mixed emotions heading into the final race of the year; it’s sad knowing that racing is finished, but it’s also a great time to soak in the accomplishments of the year and give the body

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Pigman Race Report

Pigman Race Report

The Pigman Long Course triathlon was my final 70.3 distance race for the year. Despite a good result in Racine, there were some things that I felt I could do better. Almost immediately after that race, I had a great desire to have another shot at the distance before the

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Le Tour de Voice Stage #3: RAGBRAI

Le Tour de Voice Stage #3: RAGBRAI

I apologize for the delay in getting the third, and final, Le Tour de Voice report posted. RAGBRAI was an incredible experience! This was going to be an extended cycling recovery week for me, post Ironman 70.3 Racine, but I also tried to stay realistic in terms of how difficult

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Le Tour de Voice Stage #2: Boone to Belmond

Le Tour de Voice Stage #2: Boone to Belmond

Stage #2 of Le Tour de Voice was an event that caused both excitement and nervousness. I was excited for the ride but nervous because this was going to be a completely unsupported ride; I was going to be relying solely on what I could carry and find in my

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Ironman 70.3 Racine Race Report – Le Tour de Voice Stage #1

Ironman 70.3 Racine Race Report – Le Tour de Voice Stage #1

It’s hard to believe that almost two weeks has gone by since Ironman 70.3 Racine, the first stage of Le Tour de Voice. Life has been a whirlwind since the race, full of epic adventures and lifetime memories. There is a lot to recount, so look for a couple more

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Le Tour de Voice

Le Tour de Voice

“There is power in sport to inspire, transform and redeem a broken world.” Next week I am embarking on an adventure I am calling Le Tour de Voice comprised of three “stages” with my primary purpose being fundraising and raising awareness for ChildVoice. My goal is to raise $5,000 by

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The Importance of Rest

The Importance of Rest

As I’ve been training and racing this year, I’ve started to get a better understanding of the cycle that athletes go through to prepare and recover from events; the hard weeks, taper and recovery time.  My training last year was so sporadic as I dealt with injury that I don’t

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Liberty Race Report

Liberty Race Report

Last weekend was my first go at a half-iron distance race this year. I raced Steelhead 70.3 last year in preparation for Ironman Wisconsin, but I was actively rehabing my Achilles at that time. So leading into Liberty, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect out of myself. Training has been going

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