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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...

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...

11/26/15 Arizona Road R...

2015 was my third time competing in the Arizona Road Racers Thanksgiving Day Classic 10 Miler.  It’s a fun event, with pies for top finishers, and usually gets a good turn out of people because it offers both a 10-mile and a 5k.   After Austin 70.3, I took an entire week off, a week of...

Race Day Nutrition

Here is a breakdown of what I normally use for my race day nutrition.  Keep in mind that everyone has different needs.  I tend to need more calories than most. Always make sure you practice something new or different in training before ever using it during a race.   Pre-race...
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