Disheartened in Texas

When Ironman Texas is too dangerous for on course officials, it is too dangerous for participants. It was a bad decision to send 2500+ cyclists on a fast congested 40 mile looped course without officials (62.5 cyclists per mile). I believe this decision was  a violation of the USA Triathlon event sanctioning requirement... More

Attention to Detail but Not Too Much Detail

I started tapering for Ironman Texas on Saturday.  Taper is defined as having too much time to think and fuck up your race.  Which got me thinking about why I have had success in triathlon. Genetics.  Mine are middling at best but my ability to mentally endure is strong. Work.  I realized that I can do a lot of ... More

In the failure, I find patience…

Understatement: I am goal driven.  Almost to a fault.  I approach every workout as a test.  Can I meet my goal?  How much will it hurt?  Have I set myself up for success? In the early days of the sport, I met every benchmark.  I checked off the boxes with confidence knowing that I could do the work.  This pleased ... More

Leaving No Athlete Behind

I have been serving as Camp Director for Endurance Corner for the last few years.  We had thirty triathletes attend our sold out camp in 2018.  Our staff included three Ironman Pro Champions (Marilyn Chychota, Justin Daerr and Lisa Roberts).  Coach to camper ratio was 5:1.  Staff to camper ratio was 3:1.  Marilyn ... More