In the year of Ironman training I have thought an obsessive amount about bike power meters. The bike leg of triathlon is probably where I could see the most improvement. I struggle with focus because I am the most alone during the bike, compared to the swim & run parts of the race. I’m an extrovert… Continue reading Screen Time: A Zwift Review
It’s happened. Winter has arrived in Minnesota. Strangely, I start to feel like we might get away without the bitter cold blasts of January – especially when the last week of December had 24 degree temperatures and rainy days! The literal bright spot for me is the sunshine. It’s as sunny as it is cold… Continue reading Running in the Bitter Cold
In 2015, I watched Ironman Wisconsin via the live stream and was simultaneously exhilarated and frustrated. I was happy to cheer on my buddy Erin achieve her dreams of getting to the IM World Championship in Kona, HI. AND I was bummed because I felt like training for an IM was beyond what I could… Continue reading Cheerleading IMWI
What could be more fun than jumping off a boat? Jumping off a boat into a Great Lake? And then swimming in those cold, dark waters? I am so in. For the last 3 summers the cherry on top of my triathlon season has been Duluth, Minnesota’s Superior Man triathlon. Initially I had planned on racing… Continue reading Third Time’s The Charm
Oh, the learning process. It is certainly testing my patience. Two half-ironman distances races this summer and two miserable runs. And for a person who has seen herself as a runner since 1995 that is a little hard to take. After a less than stellar performance on the run leg at Liberty 70.3 in June,… Continue reading My Icarus Moment
Last week I swam my first Masters Swim practice. I had been stalking this group for about 2 years now. I follow them on social media. I engage its’ members in conversations about the amazingness of the group. But for some reason I just couldn’t pull the trigger and join already. After all I am far… Continue reading mas·ter: having or showing very great skill or proficiency
Winter weather can breed apathy and sadness. Being outside will lift the spirit and certainly make you feel something – even if it’s just cold!