Calm in the Storm

Last night a mother with four small children in her car, crashed into the front of my primary bakery.  All were unhurt.  The damage to the store was significant but the structure remained intact.   I overheard the fire person remarking to KT how well I was handling it.  KT's response, "She races Ironmans."  This ... More

Redman USA Triathlon LD Championship Race Report

Winning is a habit.  My habit starts yearly with training camps.  Join me and Coach Marilyn Chychota at one of two training camps in 2016.   More info here. The three words I texted my Coach Marilyn Chychota post-race; Oops. I won. The plan for this race was simple, swim hard, bike harder and run steady off the ... More

Race Reports: Ironman Texas and Ironman Coeur d’Alene

“Did I build this ship to wreck?”   Florence + The Machine          My goal this season was to qualify for the World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.  My long term goal is continuing improvement culminating in a podium spot at Kona. I failed short term, but I am a significant step forward long term.  And ... More

Anything BUT Possible – Our Fight for Equality in Triathlon

The ground is shifting. The signs are everywhere.  Ellen Pao, Taylor Swift, Patricia Arquette, Hillary Clinton, Beyonce, USA Women’s Soccer, Professional Women’s Cycling and now TriEqual. The women of Title IX, like myself, are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.  Our daughters are empowered and ... More

Race Report: Florida 70.3

This will not be my typical race report. On Friday, as I was waiting for my flight to leave, I found out that one of my oldest and dearest friends was found dead. I had a short thirty minutes to notify friends/family, sob openly and make a decision. Yes, I was that woman crying in the airport. I learned that if you put ... More

Off-Season Run Camp

Running:  your best return on your training time investment in the holiday season. December is busy!  Right now we need exercise with the biggest fitness gains and the most calorie burn in the least time.  My answer?  Run camp.  Running helps keep off the holiday pounds.  And if you take the time to do run camp ... More

Question from a Coach: GI Distress in an Athlete

I received a question from a coach about GI distress in a new athlete she was training. According to the athlete, stomach discomfort is sabotaging his running.  The athlete claims to have tried everything to prevent the GI distress.  The coach asked for a suggestion on how to start working with her client. My response... More

Off-Season Swim Camp

Need a challenge over the holidays?  Bored?  Need to mix up your off-season training? I have the perfect challenge for you; swim camp.  Fourteen days of swimming to get you fit and healthy during the holiday season. Sign up today! I have the plan for you!  I designed a two week block with 14 swim workouts!  The two ... More

Do You Feel Lost in the Off-Season?

Don’t have a coach?  Burned out?  Feeling fat and slow?  Curious what a triathlete should be doing in the off-season?  Want to train AND have some fun? Sign up today! I have the plan for you!  I designed a two week block that will start to get you rolling again during your off-season.  The two week block includ... More

Race Report: Ironman World Championship Kona

Hardest. Race. Ever.  And exactly what I would expect of a race that determines a World Champion. Out of my three Kona experiences, this one had it all; ocean swells, relentless wind, and surface of the sun temperatures.  And for me, a touch of redemption. If you have been following along, I managed in the middle of ... More