A recap of my experience racing in the 2015 Vineman Ironman Triathlon
Running the race is only one part, albeit the hardest part, of completing an Ironman. The other part is the support structure and family surrounding you which comes with complex timing and organization. Thanks to my wonderful wife, we sorted this all out pretty well.
This is the short list of what to pack for an Ironman, might as well get a car just for the gear. Until next week!
In April of 2015 it was time to begin serious training for the Ironman Vineman that was to take place on July 25th of that same year. I had done two triathlons leading up to this event, one Olympic distance in 2013 and one Half-Iron in 2014 but nothing could prepare me for the massive… Continue reading So You Want to Train for a Full 140.6 Ironman
Well here we go again. It's time for training to start up again! This time it is for the Wildflower Long Course (An unbranded Half-Ironman), distances of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike, and a 13.1 mile run. After Training for two Olympic distance triathlons and competing in one, I have revised this… Continue reading Wildflower Long Course 2014: Triathlon Training Plan
One year ago today I rode my Fuji Newest 1.o for the first time. I had not ridden a bike since middle school and never a road bike. It was a different feeling to be on a road bike, lighter and more connected to the ride. When I first started riding on my Fuji, the… Continue reading One Year On My Little Fuji
Well this training plan is getting a bit beat up. With a newborn who doesn't sleep more than four or five hours and trying to get multiple workouts in each morning I have been getting a bit run down. I've skipped a handful of workouts and adjusted more and my knee has been hurting. Additionally,… Continue reading Pacific Grove Triathlon Training Plan: July 2013
Well here we go again! I've written a training plan for my next attempt at a Olympic distance triathlon. This will be my make-up triathlon after the Wildflower, the Triathlon at Pacific Grove. While 2 weeks of the plan have already passed and the next 14 are laid out, this is a plan with an… Continue reading Pacific Grove Triathlon Training Plan: June 2013
While I was unable to compete in the Wildflower this year (You can see why at this post Triathlons and Babies), my race partner, Joe Wilensky, was able to finish and has written a race recap for you all to read: Race report for Wildflower: I was planning on doing this race with a co-worker… Continue reading (Guest Post) Wildflower Triathlon Race Recap
While I was unable to actually run the Wildflower 2013 Olympic Distance Triathlon this year (You can see why in this post: Triathlons and Babies) I did train for 20 weeks and I was sure that I was ready for the race because of my training plan. Since I was very much out of shape the… Continue reading Wildflower Triathlon 2013: Training Recap