Spirit of Racine 2006

Pre-Race: I was extremely nervous going into this race. I was haunted by my experience at Racine last year, where even though I finished, I quit. I was also quite nervous about this race in terms of performance, not in terms of meeting a goal time, but in terms of the fear that my Half […]

Peaking vs. Always Fast

  Thanksgiving is here, and that means Turkey Trots are set to happen all over the country.  I patronize one in Kenosha, WI.  This year will be the 4th time I’ll be doing it.  I enjoy the race because it’s a fun course, it’s a good opportunity to trash talk with my brother-in-law, it justifies […]

Lake Mills 2007

Lake Mills is the only sprint I have done that I particularly enjoy. I’m not sure what I like about it, but compared to say the Pewaukee Triathlon the distance and intensity don’t seem to make me as unhappy during the race. Since this aa short and sweet race I use this race as a […]

Rockman Triathlon 2007

Pre-Race: I got down to Rockford early on Saturday to check out some of the course and to save myself the drive on Sunday.  When Mary and I got there we were fairly impressed with the location of the event.  The lake for the swim was nice, if not a bit weedy, but nice.  Mary […]

Climbing the ladder

Well I’ve done both my bike baseline FTP test and Run test for the EN plan.  Run wise I was 20:22 for a 5k, and 263 for the bike FTP. That puts me down about 17% and 12% respectively from what I estimated myself to be at going into IMWI.  My goal for the long run […]

No where to go but up

So tonight was the first day of the Endurance Nation outseason training plan.  I did it with Mary, Matt, Adrienne, and Chris.  I think we all enjoyed it alot; Chris is a monster he put down something like 315 watts.  The picture above describes it perfectly – train wreck.  I did 2×20 minutes on 2 […]