• World’s Toughest Half – The 3rd Act

    May 30, 2017 Comments (2) In the News, Race Report

    Looks like it’s going to be a gorgeous Friday, and an even better Memorial Day! I hope you have BBQ plans, pool plans, friend plans, nap plans, and hopefully some exercise plans. I recently wrapped up my 3rd World’s Toughest Half in Auburn, CA, quite realistically named for being one of the most brutal (if

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  • March and April race and training report

    May 7, 2017 Comments (0) Spartan Race, Uncategorized

    Hello all! Sorry it’s been a while but I’ve been so busy with life and haven’t had much time for anything. As of today, my calf injuries have subsided and my training is getting back on track. Over the past 2 months I’ve raced 4 Spartan races and a Half Marathon…. and also became a

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  • Xterra Chile

    April 27, 2017 Comments (0) Uncategorized

    April 2, 2017 After 14 years of competing in triathlon, with 7 of them as a professional trying to make a living, I’ve begun to feel the strain of it a little more than the fun. The sponsorship struggles, the cost/benefit balance, the stress of working other jobs in order to pay for this career/hobby …

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  • Xterra Costa Rica

    April 27, 2017 Comments (0) Uncategorized

    April 9, 2017 To be completely honest, I was nervous about this race more than any other. Not because of the course or the competition, or because this was the third race in three weeks, but because I was afraid of getting sick. The last time I attempted this race (in 2014, the first year …

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  • Carson Canyons Half Marathon Race Report

    April 19, 2017 Comments (0) In the News, Race Report, Trail Running

    The race was the Carson Canyons Half Marathon in Carson City.  It was the first of three in the Tahoe Triple Trail racing series.  My start was tenuous as I had broken my arm and cracked a few ribs in a mountain bike crash a month prior.  The break didn’t require a cast and wasn’t …

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  • Encinitas Half Marathon

    April 4, 2017 Comments (0) Race Report

    We headed down to Southern California for Spring Break this year, staying in Carlsbad and planning to bike and swim a bit while we were down there. On our first day in Encinitas, I saw a flyer for the Encinitas Half Marathon the next week and decided to sign up. I hadn’t run more than …

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  • XTERRA: For Real

    March 29, 2017 Comments (0) In the News, Off-Road Triathlon, Race Report

    Below are my experiences from XTERRA Real (my first mountain bike triathlon). Whew! I survived… Saturday morning started out just like every other race day when I have to head to California. Ate a ton of white rice, 3 eggs, and a banana to boot as I loaded my car and set out over the …

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  • February training and getting healthy

    March 12, 2017 Comments (0) Uncategorized

    This month has been pretty low key but extremely frustrating at the same time. Cross training is going well, adding some heavy lifting/OCR specific training and getting out on my stepper trainer logging some much needed miles of climbing. My calf issue I’ve had for years keeps coming and going. As soon as I feel

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  • 2017 Planning

    March 5, 2017 Comments (0) Uncategorized

    Over the past few years I’ve jumped in and out of so many race disciplines I’ve lost count. I was a runner first and foremost, but quickly developed a love for triathlon. From here, there were times when I focused completely on cycling, jumped into longer distance triathlon, and then circled back to just running.

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  • Learning Experience at Cross Country Nationals

    February 18, 2017 Comments (0) In the News, Race Report

    Race Report – Cross Country Nationals 2017 in Bend, OR It has been two weeks post-race, and perspective has set in. The race was tough, no doubt about it, and disappointing. I have been thinking about this race since I did it last year. It really makes you realize that all of the little things …

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