Week 5 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Doubt Kills More Dreams Than Failure Ever Will

Five weeks down, thirteen to go. It's been a challenging training week. I ordered my bike trainer and all my new indoor cycling equipment for the training season ahead. I'm skydiving on Saturday and meeting with my tri coach on Sunday to work on bike handling and some of the basics. It's been a challenge … Continue reading Week 5 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Doubt Kills More Dreams Than Failure Ever Will

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

You Can’t Run Away From the Quantified Self

When I first started my health and fitness journey with running a few years ago, I logged every mile and for a stretch, logged every morsel I ate. I think that measurement gave me a barometer by which I could measure progress. I could see when I stalled, when I made progress, when I was … Continue reading You Can’t Run Away From the Quantified Self

HITS 140.6 Palm Springs: Racing for a Cause

So, after much deliberation, I finally narrowed down my fundraiser to three charities. Well, technically I couldn't decide between three charities, so I've decided to fundraise for all three of them: I've decided to dedicate portions of my iron-distance triathlon to these causes: swimming 2.4 miles for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, cycling … Continue reading HITS 140.6 Palm Springs: Racing for a Cause

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

Race Recap: 2013 Rock ‘n Roll Seattle Half Marathon

Ahhhhh. There's nothing feeling like you've finally arrived in a new city than running a road race there. Make that three. I've completed the Athleta Iron Girl 10K last year, along with the Sporty Divas half marathon in Tacoma, but the Rock n Roll races always hold a fond place in my heart. This race … Continue reading Race Recap: 2013 Rock ‘n Roll Seattle Half Marathon

Week 16 Ironman Louisville Training: It All Goes Up From Here

11 weeks left in my training plan. It was a good week, even though I was short two hours. I was short because one evening, I was coming down with some flu-like symptoms and canned my workout. The other was because of my bike shorts seams digging into me. The two hour ditch was meant … Continue reading Week 16 Ironman Louisville Training: It All Goes Up From Here