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.
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
Last week I ran the first Hero Rush LA. This was a 5K race planned by firefighters, donating to a good cause, so I figured I would give it a try. They touted the catchphrase "More challenge, less mud" so I figured the obstacles would be awesome, I was wrong. Maybe I am just getting… Continue reading Hero Rush LA: Confirmation on Not Doing First Time Races
After four months of training marathon weekend had finally arrived. We drove out in the pouring rain to stop by the expo and get my race bib. The expo was huge and it was cool to be right outside of Dodger stadium but we arrived late and it was cold and wet so a long… Continue reading 2012 LA Marathon: My Goals Realized
At the end of January I volunteered at and competed in the Super Spartan Race. This was a 8.5 mile obstacle course race down in Vail Lake Resort in Temecula, CA. The greatest thing about this race was that you could volunteer on the day of the race and receive a ridiculous amount of benefits.… Continue reading Super Spartan Race: Failed Obstacle Penalties, Really?