Week 8 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Action Always Beats Intention

What a week, folks. I've been thoroughly stressed out about things non-training related (for once!) and I'm so glad to have a community of people who I can rely on when things get really tough for me. Thank you. You know who you are. It was actually a bit light on the training side during … Continue reading Week 8 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Action Always Beats Intention

Week 6+7 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Warrior, Not Worrier

Week 6 and 7 are in the books. Only 10 weeks left to go before the big day! I've spent the last few weeks pretty stressed and exhausted. I never knew what it was like to be so tired that I couldn't sleep. My legs and body would be sore but my mind would wander … Continue reading Week 6+7 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Warrior, Not Worrier

Race Recap: 2013 Lake Stevens Olympic Triathlon

So, let me tell you about a time when I finished last place. You read that right, last place. I headed out to Lake Stevens with my training group. There was a handful of us who had trained since the Seafair Triathlon for this event. I didn't doubt that my teammates could go from non-swimmers … Continue reading Race Recap: 2013 Lake Stevens Olympic Triathlon

Week 4 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Inspire Through Example

Le sigh. SIGH SIGH SIGH. I feel like I've made some good progress with swimming this summer. However, I've made almost zero progress with my cycling. I think I have actually digressed because at the beginning of spring I rocked a 56-ish mile ride and did great, and now I'm struggling through a 28 mile … Continue reading Week 4 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Inspire Through Example

Week 2+3 HITS Palm Springs Training: A Twisted Ankle, and Then Some

Oh boy. I got one good training week in and then BAM -- I was hit with another twist to the ankle on my morning run. I was down by half my training time this week (week #2), and I've reloaded it on week 3 hoping that it doesn't overload my week 4 which, coincidentally, … Continue reading Week 2+3 HITS Palm Springs Training: A Twisted Ankle, and Then Some

Week 1 HITS Palm Springs 140.6 Training: Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy

With Ironman Louisville in my hypothetical rear-view mirror, I plodded along and laid down the plans for my new backup race in Palm Springs. This morning I thought about the last four weeks and how I'd been off my feet for three of them. This morning I didn't feel any worse off having taken time … Continue reading Week 1 HITS Palm Springs 140.6 Training: Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy

Move Over Louisville…I’m heading to Palm Springs for my 140.6

So there's been a lot of developments lately in my personal life, some of it good and some of it bad. For many reasons -- I didn't have enough base training/fitness in the bank...because I was out for a week with a dislocated shoulder, and then was out again for another week and a half … Continue reading Move Over Louisville…I’m heading to Palm Springs for my 140.6