Bevoman SMW Conference ...

This was my final collegiate conference championship race, down in Austin, Texas at Pace Bend State Park on Lake Travis.  The University of Texas triathlon club put on the race and did an excellent job.  It was fun to finally have a collegiate-only race and a real open water swim for our...

Spring Break Training C...

Last week I had my last spring break ever.  Crazy how time flies and that I will be graduating from TCU in just 7 weeks.  Because I got a full week off of school, I decided to spend it at home in Phoenix, Arizona and make it into a little training camp.  I didn’t have many...

Swimming with a Vengean...

I just got my hands on a new Xterra Vengeance wetsuit yesterday.  I am 6′ tall, 160 lbs.  The Medium Long turned out to be spot on, at least trying it on dry. With wetsuits, you never really know until you get them wet and into a real swim. The concept of the Vengeance is to...

VO2 max test: 75 ml/kg/...

Today, in my Exercise Physiology lab class, we were treated to a demonstration of VO2 max testing.  Since everyone in my class knows I do triathlons, they all pointed their fingers when the lab teaching assistant asked for a volunteer.  I ended up being the guinea pig, even though this...

Alto Cycling, “No...

Last month I finalized my sponsorships for the season.  I was fortunate to start a partnership with Alto Cycling Wheels.  I first saw Alto wheels ridden by Taylor Reid, who finished 3rd at Ironman Austin 70.3 last season.  Their wheels also caught my eye on social media, so I decided to...

Riding a Ventum in the ...

I sat on my new Ventum One on Friday for a final fit session and a preview of the wind tunnel test the following day.  This bike fit is much more aggressively aero than on my 2011 BH Aero.  It involves changing how I sit in the saddle into a more forward rotation of my pelvis and a much...