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2020 Los Angeles Marathon | Data Review

LA Marathon finishline

Now, a couple weeks post-marathon I’m finally ready to dig into the data from the race. For those who are new to my journey, this is my second official marathon and my hometown race. The two previous years I’ve found myself cheering instead of running due to injury and this year narrowly avoided that fate […]

New Personal Record at the Pasadena Half Marathon!

crossing the finish line

I logged out of my phone Saturday evening having just exchanged messages with a buddy regarding finish times. “I’m expecting a 1:31 – 1:35” I told him. He was looking for a 1:30 so he responded saying, “Let’s run together, we’ll go sub 1:30.” Shit. Off to bed I guess. Race morning went smoothly, I […]

Los Angeles Marathon Prep

Track Day at Pepperdine

For the past two years, I’ve found myself on the sideline of my hometown race. While that has given me the opportunity to cheer on many friends and runners through their 26.2 day, its also left me hungry to finally get my chance to race the streets I grew up on. My Last Marathon Admittedly, […]

#CrushItZone Challenge

This has been a long time in the making. I’ve thought and re-thought this 100x over and I’m excited to share the second annual #CrushItZone Challenge to kick off 2020! Mid-way through 2017, I started using “crush it zone” as a phrase on Instagram and that quickly turned into #crushitzone. As we enter a new […]

Sifting Through Garmin Data

Upper Las Virgenes View

I know I’m getting slower. I can feel it. Maybe it’s age, maybe fatigue. Might be nagging injuries or changing nutrition needs. Or hey! Maybe it’s something altogether different. One of the many things that I enjoy about having 24/7 monitoring of bio data means that whenever I’m faced with a negative feeling, I can […]

Trail Run After Fire | Video

In November, our hometown suffered from a massive fire burning through almost 100,000 acres in just a few days. Though our home was not directly impacted, my office building was surrounded by the blaze and several friends found themselves evacuated for an extended duration of time. Much of the area that burned included trails that […]

Comparing My 2017 and 2018 Swim Programs

If there’s anything that is clear to me about 2018 it’s that there are often huge opportunities that result from setbacks. When this year started, I knew something was wrong. Doctor after doctor told me to shake it off or assigned physical therapy (which I’m a huge believer in), but I knew that there was […]

Post Fire Trail Run in Calabasas

It took me awhile to come back to this place. Partially this was due to training but also because I knew it’d be a tough sight to see after the kind of devastation wreaked by the recent Wolsey Fire in Calabasas, CA. Working across the street from these trails, I at least had a sense […]

Run Recap | Ironman70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta

Whoever said, “Keep going one more time than you want to give up” must’ve done a triathlon before. I kind of even hate to admit that I allowed this kind of thinking into my race mentality, but it’s true. By the time I hit the run portion, I knew I’d overcooked the bike a little […]