Author Archives: slkeene

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 […]

#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 first ever #CrushItZone Challenge to kick off 2019! Mid-way through 2017, I started using “crush it zone” as a phrase on Instagram and that quickly turned into #crushitzone. As we enter 2019 we’re […]

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 […]

Ironman70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta | Swim Recap

What a crazy weekend. We are just settling back into our place in Los Angeles and I am both highly caffeinated and exhausted at the same time. This past weekend, I raced my first half Ironman race, which is 70.3 miles consisting of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 miles on the bike, and finished with […]

My First Triathlon | Tri Siesta Key Throwback

As we pack up and head to the desert today to compete in my first Ironman70.3 race, I’ve been thinking back to where this all started in 2016 when I did my first triathlon of any kind, the MultiRace Tri Siesta Key olympic distance race. For those who don’t know, olympic distance is a 0.9mi […]