Trucking along, and a little dilemma

Trucking along, and a little dilemma
1 full week back from vacation! I have definitely been paying for all that time off (and all those yummy snacks I devoured on the trip). Actually, the day after we got home I went out on a 12 mile run even though my body was only half awake. And it was mentally very refreshing. ...

High heat, high humidity training days 1

High heat, high humidity training days
Aka, how to run in Asia. Norm and I are in Taiwan for my cousin’s wedding. Neither of us had been here before, so we figured it would be a good opportunity to explore all the things. First order of business, Taipei 101. Being civil enginerds, we simply couldn’t pass up the tour. There is ...

Big Kahuna race recap

Big Kahuna race recap
And so we close out the 2013 triathlon season with one last 70.3… As some of you may recall, I signed up for Big Kahuna mostly to prove to myself that Vineman was not a fluke. Weird logic, I know. But now I can say that I own this distance (even though I still got ...

Pre-race jitters

Pre-race jitters
Just a few more days till BK! The pre-race jitters are starting to hit. 3 day weekend –> short work week –> even shorter work week –> 1.5 week vacation  = I am in absolutely no mood to work right now. Oh yeh, throw in my last tri of the year in the mix too. ...

Let ‘er taper!

Let 'er taper!
Yes kids, it’s finally here. Taper week! The brief period right before a big race when you go easy on training to give your mind and body a chance to recover. Also the time when your brain will start playing what-if with you ALL DAY LONG. “Are you sure you don’t want to double stack ...