The Race Around Austin

On 18 February 2015 By

Team Big Cat was not much of anything a week prior to the race, and it was a strange email from Mike that introduced the race to me and asked that I help find some strong riders to help complete the team. Scramble time! I immediately went to my teammates on Team BSR, as […]

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Having originally planned to race the Ironman in Lake Tahoe on this same weekend, my season plan did not include this race (although I did flirt with the idea of trying to do both – deemed insane by my wife). The year started off well with an early victory in a spring XTERRA and then […]

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Kona – the quest

On 20 May 2014 By

Racing in Kona – the big island, brings many different emotions to triathletes and many other endurance athletes. It’s a place of legend for some and often-legendary conditions that have put many people to the test of their life. Images from the early races there, with people shown collapsing as they approached the finished impacted […]

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Dealing with Disappointment 2.0

On 11 November 2013 By

 This is the second world championships race in the Hawaiian Islands that I have made the trip and been unable to race.  In 2010, I went to Kona with a fractured femur (unknown prior to the trip) and could not race. The blow to missing Kona after spending a couple of years knocking on the […]

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Faking the XTERRA USA Champs

On 16 October 2013 By

Having come into this race with very little training (mainly swimming) since IM CdA, I had low expectations and a heavy concern about the state of my achilles.  I knew that I did not have podium level fitness and had to find a plan that would allow me to race hard and yet not put […]

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Ironman Coeur d’Alene

On 9 July 2013 By

I was up by 4am and awoke after a fairly sound 5-6 hour night of sleep. I felt good, had a bit of tightness but it dissipated very quickly. I had a normal breakfast (Greek nonfat yoghurt with honey, nuts and granola, along with OJ) with a VIA coffee and we all departed for the […]

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3, 2, 1…

On 21 April 2013 By

This has been an interesting and very surprising recent few weeks. I have raced three times over four weeks to kick off my 2013 race season (proudly wearing my Team BSR colors!) and there were many question marks going into this season (primarily around my Achilles).

First up was the XTERRA Camp Eagle where I […]

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We arrived on Maui on a week before the race (Monday) and my goal for the week was to pre-ride the course twice, run the course once and swim most every day for 30-45min while getting used to using the new Garmin 910xt.  Our trip was uneventful and the bike arrived with no issues as […]

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Swim – I decided to slot myself slightly towards the back of the main group near the left buoy, and was able to start swimming just before the gun went off, making a good start.  It quickly got congested and some of the normal chaos ensued, but I felt pretty strong and soon found some […]

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