Ironman Arizona 2017 Race Report

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Where to even begin? With the sign up? The training? The countdown? Arriving in Tempe? Or race morning itself? The process has been so overwhelming and all consuming that it’s difficult to find any one point of entry from where to begin the report.

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2017 Santa Barbara Long Course Triathlon Race Report

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“I want you to feel the pain.”

Ominous words from Coach Jim. I had called to ask for a race plan but had instead gotten vague and mildly distressing instructions.

“I want you to be aggressive.”

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2017 Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Race Report

This was a tough race but one that left me with a lot of valuable lessons, both in the sport of swimming but also in the sport of life. I’m super thankful to be part of such a great community that encourages these lifestyle shenanigans. The Dwight Crum Pier to Pier race is a 2-mile swim that starts at the Hermosa Pier and ends at the Manhattan Pier. It’s a great family and community event that dates back several decades. This was my second time participating.

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2017 Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa Race Report

2017 Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa
I did it!!!!

For anyone who followed my Tahoe saga, you can imagine how crazy this whole weekend was for me. In 2014 I spent the majority of the summer training for a race that I just wanted to get over with, and then had it cancelled moments before the start. It sucked. I signed up for some rebound races that I quickly lost interest in and bailed on. I took time off. I wrote a novel. I danced on stage with Bono. I traveled the country and took pictures during the 2016 election. I kept swimming and running when I felt like it, but let my bike collect dust. Then, for some reason I decided to get back into it and finish what I had started.

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