Ed. Note—we’ve all decided to do some outside of the box racing in our careers, whether that means back-to-back-to-back Olympic-distance events, or attempting the infamous Wildflower double (hint: don’t try that second one). But preparing for (and recovering from) these … Continue reading

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Recovering from long endurance events can be challenging. So many factors come into play in determining how fast and how well we recover. For example, I find I recover more slowly from hot weather Ironman-distance races, versus races that take … Continue reading

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Wow – it has been a LONG time since I last blogged – well over a year in fact. My mom is always harping on me to write SOMETHING, but I dislike writing just for the sake of it, so … Continue reading

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After my last race of the 2015 season (Ironman Western Australia on December 6) I took a few days to indulge and celebrate my first Ironman win, and then promptly dove into a strict elimination diet. I need to provide … Continue reading

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It is Monday morning and I am sitting at the kitchen table of my homestay here in Oz reflecting a bit on the last year while simultaneously getting myself into “race mode” and mixing in a bit of online Christmas … Continue reading

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In late July I flew to Kona for a 10-day training camp with our resident Purplepatch bike guru Paul Buick.  While there, I was training well, but something was missing for me – particularly on the bike.  I was hitting … Continue reading

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Hey All Just a quick update here on my end. Last Sunday was Ironman Mont Tremblant and my day frustratingly ended with a DNF. I think I wrote on twitter that I started having Achilles pain at 8k into the … Continue reading

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I woke up this morning at 4:30. For a moment, when you first open your eyes, you feel like it is just another normal day….until you try to roll over or move in any capacity and you become immediately aware … Continue reading

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I wrote this blog the day after 70.3 Texas (so on April 28th) but am just getting it onto my website now! Sorry for the delay!! ___________ It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog. I guess a … Continue reading

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On Saturday afternoon (November 29th) I boarded an Emirates plane at SFO. Technically I was bound for Dubai, where I had a layover, but I final destination is Perth, Australia. I’m racing Ironman Western Australia in 1 week – my … Continue reading

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