New Toys!

I spent the last few days at my parent house dog sitting while they were out of town. And while being away from home may not have been good for me in terms of eating, I did get to run at Onondaga Lake Park, where my half marathon will take Read more →

Moon Rise Runs

Getting back into the swing of things is difficult. The sheer amount of races I signed up for the season is tiring. Yesterday, I once again, did not get up. But I did manage to make myself go for a run after work. Now one thing you should know about Read more →

Pre-Winter Workout Blues

My goodness. What a week. At least my new blog design is pretty, right? I’m not sure how I ended up with the green at the start, but all my gear is basically black and hot pink, so I felt I should make my blog match my gear. Last week was Read more →

Ironman Bound!

I’ll just go ahead and leave this here for everyone to see. So there it is. I’m all registered for Ironman 70.3 Syracuse. Now I really need to crack down and learn to swim like a non loser.  My workouts this week have been pretty non existent. I’ve had a hard Read more →

Race Recap – Finger Lakes Triathlon

TRI-fecta 2013 race three of three is in the books! Here are my split times, they just got posted this morning:Swim (.93 miles)- 42:26, 2:35/100 meter paceT1-4:16Bike (24.8 miles)- 1:33:26, 16mphT2- 4:20, I have a good excuse for this, I swear!Run (6.2 miles)- 58:13, 9:23/mile paceTotal- 3:22:41I placed 12 out of Read more →

The Great Ironman Chattanooga Meltdown

So, Ironman Chattanooga, yeah. What a big old hot mess that is right now. In case you missed the drama (as I’m sure non tri obsessed people did) the race “sold out” and a mere 3 minutes. But don’t read too much into that. About 2000 of the 2500 general entry slots Read more →

It’s Swimming, Not Drowning

My final triathlon for the season is coming up this Sunday, as in in five days. I’m not terribly nervous for it, I feel pretty good going into this being it’s my first Olympic.  Here’s a quick breakdown of my training over the last few days and leading up to Read more →

Is Triathlon Contagious?

Triathlon, like I mentioned before, is a sport that not a lot of people understand. People watch the Boston Marathon because they grasp the concept of running, even for 26.2 miles, and they cheer on Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte in the Olympics because they understand swimming. They get the Tour Read more →

Just Keep Runnin’ and Runnin’

As much as I should be focused on triathlon training right now, I’ve been mostly running. But with my Oly in less than two weeks I need to shift that focus. Sunday Rob and I ran 10.3 miles of the half course. We averaged 9:30/mile pace, which is good, but not Read more →

Why I Tri

Triathlon is a sport unlike any other. When I tell people I run triathlons, they typically look at me like I have three heads. It’s a strange and mythical beast of a sport that people don’t know much about. I can’t knock any of the individual sports that all come together Read more →