bike transportation

Bike Transport

Today I checked in my bike at Cycle Werks for transport to Cozumel.  They are a partner of TriBike Transport, the actual company that will transport my baby. TriBike Transport has relationships with bike shops all around the U.S., and many triathletes who race outside of their hometown use their service to transport their bike Read more about Bike Transport[…]

Measure success

Measure Success; Part 2

It’s been two months since posting Part 1 of Measure Success, tracking weight, inches, and training hours for Ironman Cozumel.  Here are the latest results for weeks 10 – 19. Total Training Hours: 130 Swim:   2,750+ laps (either 25 yards or 25 meters) Ride:         900+ miles (both road and spinning) Run:          175 miles (primarily Read more about Measure Success; Part 2[…]

Weekly Story Book

What’s Up With Swim Caps?

Question of the day. How can race organizers and athletes know the quality of the gear they purchase? Here’s what got me thinking. Before today I put minimal thought into swim caps and race-day swim caps.  I buy them as needed.  And thankfully, costing $2 – $12, they are not the most expensive piece in Read more about What’s Up With Swim Caps?[…]

Ironman Check List

Ironman training is past the halfway mark.  During the past two weeks I’ve been quiet with updates.  That’s because I felt tired, overwhelmed, and in pain.  Those feels tend to make me quiet, and I needed time to process things and question if I’m on the right track. Here’s what I mean.  Two roadblocks could Read more about Ironman Check List[…]

Emergency ID

Emergency Id

Another proactive healthy body moment … Had the Doc remove a weird looking  freckle from my belly.  At least that’s how I saw it.  He said it had a non-normal formality or something like that. Okay. Whatever. Once removed he said to stay out of the pool till he gave the two thumbs up, which I just got.  Read more about Emergency Id[…]

Stay Cool

Cool Down Ideas

It’s another scorcher in So. Cal., and thought I’d share some cool down ideas when training in the heat. Keep lotions and toners in the refrigerator to use on hot, tired feet. Fill your water bottle with ice or freeze a bottle with your favorite energy drink and grab it before you swim, bike, or Read more about Cool Down Ideas[…]

inspiration

Be Adventurous

Moved into another training week with my nephew, Joel, asking if training included running trails.  Nope.  I’m pretty structured.  Stick with the plan and only run on the road. Then I thought, hey, let’s mix it up.  Be  adventurous.   Get out of the routine. See new sites. So Sunday I ran through Peter’s Canyon. Loved Read more about Be Adventurous[…]

A balance act life cycle

Healthy Balance Act

Through trial and error I learned a tough lesson.  Ironman requires a healthy balance act with nutrition.  Just because I burn thousands of calories during training weeks or 8,000 – 10,000 on race day, doesn’t mean I can eat junk. At times cupcakes sound great for breakfast. Electrolytes, here’s why it’s important to balance them. Read more about Healthy Balance Act[…]

Measure success

Measure Success

Beyond conquering the course and embracing the journey, Ironman offers an opportunity to have a tight body. Bring it on!!! To measure success I am tracking weight, inches, and training hours. Here are the results. Week 1 – 9 Training Hours: 95 Swim:   2,025 laps (either 25 yards or 25 meters) Ride:         420 miles Read more about Measure Success[…]