Joe Friel wrote “It takes a great commitment to quality training to achieve at a high level in sport.” and I advocate all the time to train smarter, not harder. So, how do we make the most of our training and get the best results? I have 8 weeks to go before I want to run a sub 1-hour 10k. Certainly I have to ask myself whether it’s a reasonable goal in the first place.
Power and why it's important

Power Meter: why bike and train with it?

Power is something you read about in every single one of my race reports and I keep sharing it on social media. The power meter has saved my race more than once. Why train with it? Simple: “That what is measured, improves.” I believe in this wholeheartedly. The reason to train is to improve one’s fitness.  This includes cardio and physical strength.  To accomplish this we continually challenge our current capability and allow the body

Ironman Hamburg – The Day I Ran 30 Miles

Ironman Hamburg will indeed be the day I will always remember for running 30 miles. But let’s start at the beginning. Racing internationally brings with it a whole new level of organization, from finding a good bike shop to pre-empting jet lag and everything in between. We left the US 5 days prior to race day. The plan was to immediately settle in and get as much sleep as possible during the short flight from Newark

February news and staying motivated

Lots of news this month! So far, we have one athlete going to Nationals. Ronny decided to add to that when he got himself a slot to the IM 70.3 World Championship in South Africa in September! Wohoo! The magic happened at the 70.3 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. If that alone doesn’t inspire you, read more below on how to stay motivated to achieve YOUR goals.   BRAG ALERT – February Racing Stats Gotta Tri It

Just a 4-miler

When you are in the endurance world long enough, a 4-miler may seem like a pretty short race not worth to get excited about. However, this one may have easily been my most important 4-miler in quite a while.  I certainly felt that pressure. My hip injury Let me back track just a little bit for those of you who don’t know about this. It’s been 9 months since my last race. Last year was