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Need 5k Racing Tips? Read This.

People often talk about wanting to race then they say, But I don’t have time. But I don’t have support. But I don’t like to run.  But, but, but …  The one thing they don’t realize is that their “but” is literally keeping them on their butt. Been there done that. Thousands of “buts” kept me on Read more about Need 5k Racing Tips? Read This.[…]

Running in the cold

Review: C2 Base Tights

When I first started training for triathlons I was highly impressionable about fashion for I had a false sense that athletes who looked good were the best. So I spent tons of money on great looking clothes, and quickly discovered that they did nothing for my game.  In fact, many were uncomfortable with fabric that didn’t wick. Read more about Review: C2 Base Tights[…]

Review: Crotch Guard

Getting ready for another Ironman race. Training has not started, but that doesn’t stop me from testing products to make the journey smoother, more comfortable, less painful. Here’s one I’ll share, and hopefully the insight will help other cyclist and swimmers too. Yes, Crotch Guard first got my attention because of its naughty-sounding name. But funny Read more about Review: Crotch Guard[…]

Cycle Fashion Function

Cycling Fashion, Function

Yes Ironman training builds endurance, AND it builds comfort in your skin, AND it builds a clear vision of goals.  What’s extra fun is combining those functions with fashion. This year I stumbled upon two companies that combined the two:  Rudy Project and JLVelo. Rudy Project has bold color helmets, shades and gear.  I wear Read more about Cycling Fashion, Function[…]

managing self doubt

Managing Self Doubt

How do you manage self doubt? Lately, for me it’s been difficult especially as Ironman training kicks into high gear.  Words that race through my head include: What am I doing? I feel like a failure with balancing business, training, family, friends. I’m tired with 85% of my body being sore 100% of the time. Read more about Managing Self Doubt[…]

Bikes Meet Tank

What happens when a bike race meets a military tank? The Norwegian Arctic Bike Race, that passes through a military base, found themselves joined by a tank.  “We wanted to give them a warm welcome and to ride with them while they were in our camp,” said Lt. Col. Pal Berglund. It was a special surprise Read more about Bikes Meet Tank[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Running on Long Beach CA

Sunday Run

Sunday morning’s first  thought  … get that run in early before the heat, rain, and humidity hits. Out the door by 8am and instantly felt the touch of hot, sweet sweat, even while standing in the shade. Wish I kicked my butt out of bed at 5:30am. The beach called.  There it’d  be cooler than Read more about Sunday Run[…]