Ironman AZ – Noth...

It was always a dream of mine to compete in Ironman AZ (Arizona) as a professional triathlete. Because I live in Phoenix, which is very close to Tempe where the race is held, I had gone and watched the race a few times in previous years. It was not my intention to move up in distance so...

Vineman 70.3 – Be...

A lot has happened in the past few months. After graduating from TCU I began searching for a job. I interviewed some, got rejected some, and then finally got a job. I was thrilled and very grateful to be selected for my ideal job for right now. I am currently working as a wellness...

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...