2015 – A Year In ...

Even though I am a firm believer in the philosophy of quality > quantity and big volume isn’t always indicative of better performance, it was certainly cool to look in my TrainingPeaks log and see the totals for the year…I think I rode, ran, and swam more than I drove my...

3D Bike Fitting at Ride...

Over Thanksgiving break, I visited Ride Faster, a pro level bike shop in Scottsdale, AZ, for a 3D bike fitting. Having reached a major milestone in my career of USAT Elite status, my Dad said we should upgrade my bike, starting with a detailed analysis of the right geom read...

11/8/15 Ironman Austin ...

                        I raced Ironman Austin 70.3 for the second time on November 8, 2015.  In 2014, I finished as the 2nd amateur and 14th overall.  That was my first race longer than Olympic distance, and was surprised how...

9/7/15 TriRock Austin O...

The TriRock Olympic race on Labor Day in Austin was a big win for me, but it came with a big scare and a price. I led from the start and never looked back.  Coach Brent has always told me “Fly or Die” in training and racing, and I executed this pretty well. Conditions were...

4/25/15 USAT Collegiate...

The race I had been focusing on for a year had finally arrived, USAT Collegiate Nationals, but with heavy rain.  It was beautiful up to through the day before, and on the day after the race, but race day was pouring rain and cold as heck.  It was so bad my parents, who traveled to...

3/7/15 Clermont Challen...

Clermont Draft Legal Challenge is a really fun event, that I participated in for the first time.  Near Orlando, FL, the event features draft legal sprint distance racing, with races on Saturday and Sunday.  Draft legal racing is very tactical, especially the bike leg, where it is all...