• Train

Cycling was the main focus for the first week of Ironman Chattanooga training and it kicked me in the face.  I struggled more than I expected but I also found out that I can take all those struggles and turn them into victories.  I also learned that the plan I have put together for myself, with its sport specific weeks, proved to be successful. As many of you know I have decided to go without a coach for this next Ironman race.  I have truly enjoyed working with both Claudia and Maria but I needed to hit the reset button while al...

  • Race

[caption id="attachment_9613" align="alignright" width="225"] Finishing the marathon at IMTX 2013.[/caption] 3:56.  This is an arbitrary number but it made so much sense to me during my run in Myrtle Beach while on vacation.  I kept repeating this number over and over.  I was essentially cheering myself on to a 3:56 and all the while I was comparing it to 4:06.  The chant in my head eventually became 3:56 versus 4:06, 3:56 versus 4:06.  Every time I felt like I could not take another step in the pea soup humidity I heard those words and...

  • Product Reviews

Altra Torin is a zero drop shoe I purchased when the Lake Martin 100 Ultra Trail race ended.  I had the idea that getting into a zero drop shoe would be a good idea because of the varying drop I currently have in my shoe rotation.  I am running in Hoka One One Stinson, Bondi B and Mafate as well as the Brooks Launch.  All of these shoes have different heel to toe drops thus allowing different muscles in my feet and legs to get a workout and thus build a stronger lower body. I chose the Altra Torin because it was on sale and figured it wou...

  • Uncategorized

  [caption id="attachment_9602" align="alignright" width="279"] Truth.Source: Addicted 2 Success[/caption] The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter was a book I was looking forward to reading from both a personal, professional and entertaining perspective.  In addition to the book being written about an athlete in today’s society that did not cover drugs, alcohol or steroids it was written by Ian O’Connor.  Ian O’Connor happens to be the sports journalist I enjoyed reading the most when I lived in New York.  This was the perf...