The Final Five

Yes, today’s title is a total rip off of Battlestar Galactica. Yes, I know that it’s really 5 and a 1/2 weeks until IMFL. So what is new in the last week and a half?  Nothing worth mentioning, unless you consider winning a race and be diagnosed with an avulsion fracture in your foot. First […]

Post Mortem: Ironman Wisconsin 2009

It’s been a little over a week since Ironman Wisconsin.  First off, thanks to everyone for the postive thoughts and encouragement – it means a lot.  One of the things that I truly feel is beneficial in life is to look back on exceedingly positive events and exceedingly negative events and analyze them as objectively […]

Quite a day

Not quite sure what to say about IMWI at this point.  I’m working on my full fledged race report, but the summary is – Swim: Started out and felt great, got into a good draft.  Was easy and felt great (as compared to feeling exhausted and sloppy in the water on Saturday).  About 1200m into […]

Taking what is yours

Only a few days remain until IMWI – at this point nothing more to be done other than stay rested, safe, and doing a few snappy efforts to stay fresh. Oh and execute the plan.  My plan is best summed up by: No matter how hard and smart you’ve trained, know the guy who is […]

The Ember

The next item in my list of things that helps you get through the incursion of reality in your Ironman race day (or any race day for that matter), is what I call the Ember (as of last night 8-)).  In my head the ember is that thing down deep inside you, something that you […]