Honu 70.3 2

Honu 70.3
Recently, I had the good fortune of racing Hawaii 70.3, affectionately referred to as Honu (after the sea turtle). I’ll post a separate thing about the vacation side of the trip, but here’s how the racing side went down! For this race, I opted to rent a bike on the Big Island instead of flying ...

Lake Tahoe 70.3 race recap 2

Lake Tahoe 70.3 race recap
Finally, the blog is getting an update! It really has been that long since I’ve done a race, and since life has just been carrying on in between, there wasn’t much to update you all on. But this was quite an epic race, so I need to write down all the crazy things that happened ...

HITS Napa race recap

HITS Napa race recap
One of these days I’ll learn to be more timely with my posts, but better late than never! So last weekend I, along with about 80 people from my tri club, of which 14 were my “kiddos” from the 0-60 program, headed up to Lake Berryessa for the weekend-long HITS Napa Valley triathlon. They offered full ...

Recent happenings

Recent happenings
Wow it’s been a long time since my last post. A lot has happened in the last 2+ months, and I figured it was time to come up for air and chat for a while. Last time I mentioned that I’ll be helping out with my tri club’s newbie program, and by now we’re already on ...

New year, new challenges 2

New year, new challenges
I’ll be honest, along with my training burnout I’ve also been dealt a side of blogging burnout. Last year the longer the workouts got, the more I technically had to rant write about, but the more tired I was afterwards and wanted nothing more than just curl up and sleep for 15 hours. I’ll admit, ...

Life in recovery mode 2

Life in recovery mode
It’s weird. People have warned me about this, and I’ve read others blog about it. Somehow it still took me by surprise. I’m not really sure if I have the post-Ironman blues, but whatever this is sure feels uncomfortable. A few days after the big race, I had a call with Coach P to go over ...

IMAZ Recap Part 2: Now we fight on land 12

IMAZ Recap Part 2: Now we fight on land
aka the bike and run. So there I was, freezing cold and finally ran my way into T1. I found a seat and a volunteer promptly proceeded to empty the contents of my bike gear bag on the floor. In my semi-panicked state I accidentally yelled at her to not do that, since I deliberately ...

IMAZ Recap Part 1: Underwater battle arena

IMAZ Recap Part 1: Underwater battle arena
aka, the swim. So there we were, 4am on race morning. I got up, choked down a bagel with nutella spread and did my usual getting dressed thing. I actually managed to get some sleep the night before, so the day started on a good note. That’s one thing that’s surprised me the most about ...

IMAZ prelude

IMAZ prelude
Ahhhh IMAZ. It was my focus for the last 12 months and finally, the big day is over! I’ve put off writing the recap because life has just consumed me upon return. That and I wanted a few days to sort out my feelings and wrap my head around what just happened :) It’s gonna be ...

The calm before the IMAZ storm 4

The calm before the IMAZ storm
Well ladies and gentlemen, the big race of the year is almost upon us. Toeing the line of my first ironman in 3 days’ time…to say the last few days have been an emotional roller coaster is an understatement. Unlike most of my training days, my appetite has vanished into thin air and I have ...