Sunday, March 16, 2014

2014 Race Schedule

Hello interwebz...it's been a while!  Missed you, XOXO!! Anyways, because we are already midway through March I thought that I should share my planned 2014 race schedule.  Although quite likely to change, this is what I currently have in mind.  Come race with me!

Date Race Location
2/2 Surf City Half Marathon (Results) Huntington Beach, CA
3/2 Desert Triathlon (Results) Palm Springs, CA
3/15 St. Patrick's Day 10K (Results) San Diego, CA
4/27 St. Anthony's Triathlon (5150) St. Petersburg, FL
6/8 Vineman Monte Rio Monte Rio, CA
6/29 San Diego International Triathlon San Diego, CA
7/19 Lake Tahoe Swim Relay Lake Tahoe, CA
8/3 Dwight Crum Pier-To-Pier Swim Manhattan Beach, CA
8/9 USAT Olympic Distance Nationals Milwaukee, WI
9/1 ITU AG Short Course World Championship Edmonton, Alberta, CAN
9/13 Nautica Malibu Triathlon Malibu, CA
10/26 Lifetime Oceanside Oceanside, CA

Monday, September 9, 2013

Off to London

Right now I am about to put on my ones and twos and hop on a plane to London to race at the ITU Age Group Short Course World Championships on September 15th.  In preparation for London I have raced several times since I last posted here.  I'll spare you the blabber and just post some photos from those races.  

Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim - 4th AG, 45:50



Chula Vista Challenge -  1st Overall, 1:58:15


Nautica Malibu Triathlon - 
International Distance: 3rd Overall, 1:56:27
Classic Distance: 2nd Mixed Relay, 1:28:48

I did the swim leg of the mixed relay filling in for Alison De Lucca.  Thanks to Alison for all of the pictures!










Mavic Race Wheels
Lastly, I was lucky to get a hold of a sweet Mavic wheelset a week ago. I don't often take pictures of my gear and post it on the internet, but daaammnn...in this case I couldn't resist. I found out at Malibu that these wheels ride as fast as they look. They sure spice up the good 'ole P2! Looking forward to racing around London with these wheels!







Sunday, July 28, 2013

July Update

I haven't posted here in a while, so I thought I'd give an update.  First, a mini race report:

San Diego International Triathlon (SDIT)

About a month ago I raced the San Diego International Triathlon. SDIT iss a non-USAT event, so I was able to toe-the-line in the elite division with the fast guys (I also raced elite at this race last year with relatively successful results).

During the swim I was one of three guys leading a chase pack behind the eventual winner, Luke McKenzie. I think I was second out of the water behind Luke, but a few guys in the chase pack with me had a faster transition, so I was probably 4th or 5th heading out on the bike course. Out on the bike course, I was passed by a few more of the uber strong cyclists, but I held my ground among the rest of the field. At the start of the run I was in 7th and I knew I had some work to do. I was able to run down two of the guys in front of me and I didn't let anyone pass. I usually take down an energy gel during the bike leg of a race that is this distance. During this race I lost the gel pack and didn't take in any nutrition the whole race.  I was very glad when I crossed the finish line because I was definitely running on fumes for the last couple of miles.

I ended up finishing 5th overall. The guys in front of me included a pair of Ironman champions (Luke and Luke) and a couple of guys that race on the ITU circuit (Chris and Derek). I'd say I was in pretty good company.

A nice summary article of the race can be found here.

I must have a weird shaped head because it seems that my cap is always falling off...
Photo courtesy of Kevin Koresky @ TriLounge.com

Hoping the finish line is right around the corner
Photo courtesy of Kevin Koresky @ TriLounge.com

What am I up to right now, you ask?

Right now I am in the middle of a heavy training block focusing on getting strong and fast for my late season races. I am finishing off about a month of high volume work.  I will dial back for a week and then focus on speed work leading up to my next race.  My remaining triathlon race schedule for the 2013 season is the following:

I have a Team USA uniform.  Seems weird to see my name on there...


But first, I will be racing the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim on August 4th.

Finally, if you need to stock up on triathlon gear for your late season races, use coupon code MTRIPP at trisports.com for 15% off of your purchase!