Category Archives: Training

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 […]

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 […]

Three Awesome Swim Workouts | Triathlon Training

Over the past few years, I’ve met very few athletes who love or even just enjoy swimming. I was out on a group ride Sunday and ended up talking to someone on the Canadian National Team in Duathlon who just gave up on swimming altogether. Just one day prior I was swimming with a guy […]

November Training | Ironman 70.3 (6-2 weeks out)

Here we go! November is when I found my groove. Starting to put together the pieces that I feel like are important for race day which meant more “race focused” training. Fortunately, as I did that, everything started to click. I’m starting my taper this week and though it will probably drive me crazy, I […]

Ironman 70.3 Training Calendar | Three Weeks Out

I’ve been so focused on training these past few weeks that when I finally looked ahead at the calendar it hit me like a ton of bricks: it’s practically time for taper! I’ve heard some people take three weeks for a 70.3, others say two, and of course there are some that have a more […]

The Ultimate Guide to Ironman 70.3 Road Bike Conversion

One of the biggest equipment investments you’re likely to make in any triathlon is the bike. That’s why, when I entered my first triathlon two years ago, I listened to the advice of many community members and just raced the bike I have. Fortunately it was an olympic distance race, but sure enough, I spent […]

October Training Stats (Weeks 10 – 7 Out)

Where did the time go!?! Just yesterday I felt like I had plenty of time left before the race and now I’m starting to think about tapering and final race prep! October’s focus switched from base-building to more concerted efforts around cycling and brick work (bike into runs). By the final week I finally brought […]

Nutrition Plan for Ironman 70.3

Last weekend I had a moment: I put an hour in on the bike and hopped off to a 12.6 mile run. It didn’t seem crazy but in the direct sunlight I felt myself hitting a wall at mile nine. It wasn’t a bad one and honestly, considering I had just been drinking gatorade the […]