St. George 70.3: On the Comeback Trail

Billed as one of the hardest half-ironman triathlons, St. George 70.3 is held in the town of St. George, Utah. This race was my first triathlon since the disc herniation during IM Chattanooga. So this was testing, 1, 2, 3. Swim (1.2 mi/2110 yds) The 1.2 mile swim was in the cold (62º) and clear... Continue Reading →

Ironman Chattanooga: Heat, Hills, and Hernias

Ironman Chattanooga was my second iron-distance triathlon, having completed Beach-to-Battleship last year. The year of training began with preparation for the Wrightsville Beach Marathon, where I qualified for the Boston Marathon (but subsequently did not make the cut-off; I was 2:00 faster than the qualifying time but the cut-off was 2:09). The day before the... Continue Reading →

My First Xterra: A day of ups and downs

Xterra is an off-road triathlon. It is trying to build a brand like Ironman but it's hard for several reasons: 1) Nissan sells a car by the same name and 2) the off-road triathlon crowd is much smaller. Xterra is  at the interface two groups: the if-it-ain't-carbon-it-won't-save me-30 seconds, tightly-wound, road triathlon folks and the beer-drinkin' laid... Continue Reading →

St. Anthony’s Triathlon

Just a quick note from St. Anthony's.  Had a great race. Made major improvements on the bike.  It's all about a solid season of CX. The swim was shortened because of winds/chop (had to get out and run to transition, thus the 5 min T1). 2012 TIME 2012 AG (191) 2013 GOAL TIME 2013 ACTUAL... Continue Reading →

Escape From Alcatraz

The 32nd Annual Escape from Alcatraz was held in San Francisco with about 2000 competitors.  The race was a 1.5mi swim across the bay, 18 mile bike through the hills of the city, and an 8 mile run along the beach. Spent Saturday down at the water getting used to the water temperature (55 deg).... Continue Reading →

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