Ironman Muncie 70.3 Race Report

Muncie is my hometown race (only two hours north and east of Bloomington).  I have experienced every type of weather imaginable in this race including wind, thunderstorms and heat.  2013 would be the first time I would experience ideal temperatures (allowing me to wear my aero helmet) and a wetsuit legal race.  Everyone ... More

Ironman Texas Race Report

This weekend I completed my seventh Ironman (2x IMWI, IMAZ, IMLou, IMTX, IMWC) since 2007 and the most challenging race I have completed (15.5% of the field would end their day with a DNF). I had a few good cool days in The Woodlands but as the week progressed, the conditions became progressively hotter with high humidi... More

IM 70.3 Texas Galveston Race Report: Riding it Like I Stole It!

This is the first time I have attempted two 70.3 races within two weeks of each other.  I made some adjustments this race after the Gator Half: Returned bike position to my standard Ironman Retul fit. Continued running the latex tubes in my Conti 4000's. Targeted 65g of carbohydrates per hour on the bike. Added a bit ... More

Gator Half Race Report

This was a breakthrough race for me.  I towed the line with the thought, I am here to win.    I finished the race with the win as the first overall female.  This was a serious paradigm shift and included the incredible feeling of knocking off a bucket list goal; winning a triathlon! I won't bore you with my typical ... More

Race Report: Mercuryman Triathlon Cayman Islands

After I planned my winter trip to the Cayman Islands, two of my friends (Danny and Marie) on the island contacted me to let me know there was a new 70.3 race.  The dates worked and I immediately registered. The first thing I did after registering was order the Ruster Sports Hen House.  My Aerus Biospeed bike case is ... More

Race Report: Ironman World Championship Kona

The first time I watched the Ironman World Championship on ABC's Wide World of Sports, I was awestruck and knew there was no way I could do an event that covered 140.6 miles self propelled.  Thirty years later, I found out I was wrong and after three years of consistent work, I have achieved my dream. My day started at ... More

Tri Indy Race Report

Just a quick report on my Olympic tri yesterday.  I would call this my race of disruption. Everything I normally do pre-race was changed.  I am having so much fun racing right now that I decided to just roll with it.  There will come a day during an Ironman when stuff goes wrong.  These short races are great practice ... More

Faster, Faster: IM Muncie 70.3

Just a quick update after two races; Hoosierman (local sprint) and Muncie NOT 70.3. At Hoosierman, I finished third overall and eight seconds from capturing second place. Muncie results were second in my age group: I lost the race on the bike as the winner in my age group was almost two minutes faster. I won't bore you ... More

Ironman Texas Race Report

Texas was my fifth Ironman since 2008.  It was my first Ironman that I thought I actually might chase a Kona slot.  It was also my first IM race performance that I would consider sub-par.  And rough.  Really rough. What happened (guys you may want to skip this part)?  I started spotting the day before the race and ... More

Misery Loves Company

A race report will follow in a few days after some of the the fog clears and my cankles recede. The short story is that I qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii by finishing second in my age group (two of us qualified). Kona! Speaking of stories...a quick one from the race. As I was running the marathon ... More