What I Learned from Gwen Jorgensen


Last Sunday I went to Live Grit and met Gwen Jorgensen! She had just won the ITU Triathlon World Championships for Women, and shared some of her tips and experiences with us before we headed out on a fun run. Here’s what I learned: Focus on process. Instead of setting a time goal for your […]

A Tiring but Happy Week… When ITU World Championships Came to Chicago

ITU Aquathlon

So… I am SO glad that this week is “normal.”  Last week was crazy and tiring!  First off, I was recovering straight off of Ironman Wisconsin, so appetite and sleep are still funny for a few days! Monday, we drove back from Madison to Chicago.  Then, Wednesday was the start of the ITU World Championships here […]

Ironman Wisconsin: Complete!

   I finished!! 14:44:19- perfect conditions and I pushed hard!   More to come later! Related posts: 21 Weeks to Ironman Wisconsin! 5 Weeks to Ironman Wisconsin… Building Confidence 28 Weeks to Ironman Wisconsin! 27 Weeks to go to Ironman Wisconsin!

The Ugly Side of Long Course Racing


There’s a few things I could write about with this: *athletes who sabotage/ act unsafely for the general good. (Uh, person not looking ahead when they hit my bike… I’m looking to you!) *Ironman corporation’s refusal to allow equal racing opportunities for women as men But today I’m going to focus on the more personal […]

Tri Talk Tuesday: Hot Weather Training

chicago july weather

It’s Tri-Talk Tuesday and today’s topic is apropos for the weather we’re having:   I’ve done two “heat preparation” phases now for my triathlon racing this year, and wanted to share both of them. These are training phases where one of my big objectives was to prepare for a race that was hotter than what […]

How Personal Hygiene Helps You Go Aero

Jesse Thomas Shaving His Legs

It’s a little late, but I’m participating in Tri Talk Tuesday to help share the love on getting aero on your bike.  I’m here to talk to you about the hygiene-related ways you can get more aero in triathlon cycling.  Here are the biggest areas: 1. Shaving Your Legs – Girls, this is likely a […]

Muncie 70.3 Spectating

Mike & Jean

Hello!  Sorry for not posting recently.  We had a busy weekend, starting with Mike’s big 70.3 triathlon this weekend, in Muncie Indiana. Here are some fun photos from the race day! Linking up with Weekend Update, Weekend Snapshot, and Tuesdays on the Run (I did do a 50 minute run during the Muncie 70.3!  From […]

How to Pick a Training Program that Works for You

Training Peaks

Its springtime, and that means many of us runners are off working toward our big running goals of the year!  My big run goal is to actually RUN my marathon during Ironman Wisconsin, not just walk most of it! Thanks to Erika, Patty and April and others for hosting Tuesdays on the Run! One thing that’s evolved for me as […]

How to Get Started Bike Riding


Well, it’s a Tuesday, so it’s time to talk about Triathlon!  I’m trying to post my most informational posts on triathlon training on Tuesdays.  Today I’m linking up with Cynthia from You Signed Up for What?!, Courtney at The TriGirl Chronicles, and Phaedra at Blisters and Black Toenails, who host Tri-Talk Tuesday! First off, I’m guest posting today over at […]

Packing for a Triathlon Vacation

Transition Bag

I’m headed out to Puerto Rico for the Ironman 70.3 San Juan this weekend… and am excited!  I hope I didn’t forget anything.  I haven’t been on my bike & outside since September, so I’m a little nervous that I may have forgotten a little something. I’ve done run-cations before, and travelling for Mike’s triathlons, […]