Race Reports
Kona – Kupa’a

Kona – Kupa’a

Kona was an experience like nothing else I’ve ever been a part of. The atmosphere before, during, and after the race is simply remarkable. Soaking in the history, the stories, and the dreams that all collide in one place at one time creates a palpable energy that you can’t avoid. The

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6 Weeks till Kona – Chisel

6 Weeks till Kona – Chisel

Nothing fancy here, just a good old race report from last weekend’s Superior Man Half Iron-Distance race. Swim – 33:02, 1:34/100 yards Time-wise, my swim was slower than I was hoping for, especially for a wet suit swim. But considering it was the 12th fastest and there was some pretty

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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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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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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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