Category Archives: Training

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 […]

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 […]

Ironman 70.3 Gear List | Prepping for Cold Weather

As I head into my first half Ironman race weekend, I’m looking at my gear laid out on our guest bed and it occurs to me: this is a ton of stuff! In fact, a couple people messaged me and said that they had no idea how much gear is used in a triathlon, so […]

Race Week Schedule | Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta

Race week is here! After fifteen weeks of preparation, there’s nothing left to do but go race this damn thing! Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells will be my first 70.3 distance race as well as my first triathlon in a couple years. All of that gives me plenty of reasons to doubt/stress/worry but all I can […]