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

Fueling differences for 70.3 &140.6?

Question from an athlete:  What do you do for nutrition in a 70.3 race? Answer: Same thing I do for 140.6.  Although I am going faster, the event is still long. A high level of carbohydrate consumption allows me to race fast and recover well. Avoiding GI distress in racing requires practicing your fueling in traini... 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

My first bike race: F*&%ing Bananas

A few weeks ago, I decided to register for my first pure bike race at the Rollfast Gran Fondo in Indianapolis.  My goals were to go hard at the start, hang on as long as I could and keep the rubber side down. What did I learn?  The first two hours of a big bike race are fucking bananas.  Everyone redlines, the ... More

Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Ten years in the sport and I no longer write race reports.  However I do have some thoughts on the 70.3 World Championship: As you  know, I have pushed for equality in our sport; not just for the pro women but for all women.  The split format two day race was a nice start towards equality.  It was exciting to see ... More

The Hills Are Alive…

My new favorite hill workout: 10' Warmup 4 x 30" hard not to exceed 95% effort /Easy jog return recovery 4 x 60" hard not to exceed 95% effort/Easy jog return recovery 4 x 90" hard not to exceed 95% effort/Easy jog return recovery 10' Cooldown Effort is never 100% to avoid injury.  If you feel any ... More

Enough is Enough

Many years ago I asked Jane, my friend/sister, her advice on a business expansion opportunity.  At the time, my daughter was young and the business was new.  I felt like opportunity was everywhere.  After relaying the facts, Jane looked at me and asked, "When is enough, enough?" Enough is enough has served as a ... More

Wheel Choices for Small Units (Women)

I received a question asking me what I recommended for wheels for small units (women)? An older classic BMW convertible.  You love it and you share your love with your nephew.  He picks it up for prom and five minutes later totals it while remaining unscathed (whew).  End of love story. For cycling, I ... More

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