Hello again! So it’s been… way too long. More precisely what, 6 months? Last year was amazing and excitingly busy, and toward the summer I started falling off a bit on blogging, particularly seen in that I only posted about my races. Barely even Steelhead! And after that? Nothing. It’s been a challenging several months, however I’m so thankful to say that I’m finally feeling like myself again!
It’s that time of year when you may have recently set a goal to try a triathlon this year! I’ve spoken with a few people already this year that are newer athletes and it’s reminded me of the nerves and the fear of something that is so unknown that you have when you embark upon your BHAG!
While I’ve been doing triathlons for several years now, and am a certified triathlon coach, here are some posts I’ve written over the years to help those who are getting started in the sport. I hope these help you!
Hello there! Catching up to share about my race at Steelhead 70.3 that took place a few weeks ago. All I can say, is boy, am I glad this season’s over! I pushed myself harder and in more different directions this summer than I’m accustomed to.
Steelhead takes place in Benton Harbor, Michigan, and it is a BEAUTIFUL area! I loved this vacation spot feel. Made me feel like I was at an east coast beach (almost, but not quite!).
Either way, I was pretty excited for this race and despite having a jam-packed week before (including a trip to Vegas!), I was ready to race!
As I’ve been doing more coaching this season, one concern or comment I’ve heard from a lot of newer triathletes, especially those stepping up to the half ironman distance for the first time, is the fear of not making the time cutoffs. At a half ironman, how slow can you go? I had this concern with my Ironman, which led me to write this post. (Please note: neither of these are my recommendations in terms of paces to train at; these posts are intended to be a general gauge at which to see how close you are to general race cut-offs or how comfortable of a pad of time that you have). I figured I should write up a similar guide for the Ironman 70.3 distance, or the “half ironman.”
So I actually mapped it out, and I want to share the information!
Hello there! Summer has been busy and I know I owe you a race report from Leon’s Triathlon! I just got back from Door County where I competed in the Door County Half Iron Triathlon this weekend, so I want to get that out while it’s still fresh on my mind.
Door County, Wisconsin is a 4 hour drive from Chicago, up north of Green Bay. It’s a beautiful vacation area with lots of woods and beaches. I stayed in a vacation home with Chicago Tri Club peeps (we organize group housing – a great way to save on costs and have a fun weekend!) . While I had a great fun over the weekend, I’m going to keep this post focused on the race itself!