Pasadena “Reverse” Triathlon Race Recap

About two weeks ago, I competed in the Pasadena Triathlon.  It was my first race of the year and got my juices flowing for triathlon season.  The Pasadena Triathlon is actually a “reverse triathlon,” which means you run (5k) first, then bike (15k), ...

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The Active Times’ Best Yoga Poses for Cyclists

Happy Hump Day! Cycling is one of my favorite workouts. It’s challenging, fun, and is great for toning your legs.  Whether I’m hitting up a Soul Cycle class or getting outside to ride the open road, I know cycling will always kick my ...

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Ironman Silverman 70.3: The Run

(Part 1 – The Preparation) (Part 2 – The Swim) (Part 3 – The Bike) And finally, I was heading out of T2 and onto the run course.  13.1 miles stood between me and the finish and I was ready for it. Before ...

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Ironman Silverman 70.3: The Bike

(Part 1 – The Preparation) (Part 2 – The Swim) According to the official Ironman website, “The IRONMAN 70.3 Silverman bike course is one of uniqueness, beauty, rolling hills and a few memorable climbs.”  Key word: HILLS.  Lots and lots of hills.  The ...

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Ironman Silverman 70.3: The Swim

The road to Ironman Silverman 70.3 required muscle and willpower.  It was physically demanding and mentally taxing.  I devoted 2-6 hours a day to training— open water swims in the Pacific ocean, 3 hour solo bike rides (often in 100 degree heat), and ...

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Ironman Silverman 70.3: The Preparation

Before I get into recapping my experience at Ironman Silverman 70.3, allow me tell you a little bit about my history with triathlon.  I come from a running background and have done quite a few half marathons.  Unfortunately, I’ve dealt with bad IT ...

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Malibu Triathlon Race Recap

Timing is everything in life.  I signed up for the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in early March before I decided to attempt a half ironman.  Malibu is an insanely popular race that usually sells out within hours.  It draws an wide array of participants, ...

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Thoughts on Half Ironman Training

When I was looking for a new challenge, I signed up for Ironman Miami 70.3 in April of this year.  I hired a coach, underwent lactate threshold testing, and began training in May.  I knew it would be a lot, but I never ...

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