The trials and tribulations of an elite level age-group triathlete.

2012 Ironman 70.3 World Championship

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Why are you here?

That's a question I often ask myself as I'm about to start a race.

In the past, I might have answered that question by quietly whispering inside my head -- "I am here to impress the people on the Internet."

70.3 World Championship Run


Weekend Getaway

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The Mrs. and I travel frequently but it seems more times than not, we are traveling for races.  This past weekend, we took a trip to Paso Robles (with cycling and running gear) but not for racing.  It was just for fun (and training).

Honestly, I'm not sure if we could go somewhere without exercising.  I just don't think we'd cope well.



2012 Vineman 70.3, Spectator

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Like most everyone, I have friends I only know from the Internet and some of those friends call me their coach.

This past weekend, I got the opportunity to meet some of those athletes at the Vineman 70.3 in Windsor, CA.

Vineman 70.3 Banner


2012 Ironman Coeur d'Alene

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Each Ironman presents its own set of unique challenges and in order to race well, you have to exercise patience throughout the entire day.

There are times during the race when you question your decisions and there are dark moments when you ask yourself -- "Why do I keep doing this sh*t?"

The answer is simple and it lies in one of the first comments to come out of the mouth of my wife as she crossed the finish of her very first Ironman last Sunday -- "That was the hardest thing I've ever done!"

I just started laughing because that's why I keep doing it.

Ironman CdA Finisher Medal


We're Here - Ironman CdA 2012

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I've been blogging less often and I'm really missing it.  That said -- I've been mostly sitting on my butt today looking through my photos and even though work is tormenting me, it's near the end of the day and I have some time.



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