Weekly Workouts: 5/14 – 5/20

It was another busy week of Ironman training. I’m fully recovered from my 70.3 and am gearing up for my next tri on June 3. This will be my first Olympic Triathlon of 2018 and my first local race with all my triathlon buddies here in Naples. I can’t wait!!!!! Here is a look at…

IM GulfCoast 70.3 Race Recap – Part II

It’s RACE DAY!!! My alarm went off super early (3:30AM) to get in breakfast and get over to transition around 4:45AM when it opened. It was shaping up to be a PERFECT day. Calm water, mild temps (until the run portion) and little wind. Here are the maps of the course. The swim was one…

Gulf Coast 70.3 Race Recap – Part I

I can hardly believe that the weekend is over and it’s time to recap my 2nd 70.3 race. So many good things to share with all of you on the days leading up to the race and the actual race.Β Here we go. Thursday: Travel Day to PCB We hit the road around 7ish for Panama…

Race Week for IMGC 70.3

WOOHOO for it being race week for my first (and only) 70.3 of 2018 (as of yet). You can read about my latest workouts and the switch to triathlon training in my last post here. I’m a bit nervous. I prepared for 6 months for my first 70.3 last September in Lake Placid and this…

Triathlon Life in Full Swing

Hi everyone, I’m still here. I know I’ve been away for awhile, but life’s been a bit crazy post Boston. I think I’m finally over the post marathon blues and am ready to dive into full triathlon mode (well sort of). I mentioned in my Boston post that next up on the calendar is Ironman…

Post Boston & What’s Next

Before I get into some deep thought about Boston, I wanted to share how Tuesday went and my recovery. I woke up Tuesday a tad sore. My calves/quads were on fire (hips too), but walking definitely helped. We got up, got packed and then headed downtown for breakfast and coffee before checking out of our…

Boston Recap Part III: RACE DAY

5:30AM: Jump out of bed and start to get ready! Truth. I just jumped right out of bed and started to get ready. I didn’t look outside or check the weather because I knew it was probably bad. I had mostly everything laid out already so it was pretty quick to get ready before my…

Boston Recap Part II: Race Day Prep

Well…it’s Sunday. And that means that tomorrow I’ll be running the Boston Marathon (eeek). I got up early to get in a snack before getting picked up to drive the Marathon course. Mark, an old co-worker of mine, was so generous to include me with his athletes to preview the course. I will say that…

Boston Recap Part I: Travel & Expo

Saturday morning and we are off to BOSTONNNN!!!! Excited, nervous, all the feels as race day is only 2 days away. I’m staying relaxed, calm and trying to just soak it all in. The hard part is done and now it’s time to enjoy the experience. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be here, to…

Marathon Week Meal Plan

Many of you have asked about my race week meal plan. I haven’t changed it up from what I typically eat on a day to day/weekly basis. I try and eat super clean and get the right combo of protein, carbs and fats. I love my Run Fast Eat Slow Cookbook and decided to make…

Taper Tips

For those of you who’ve trained for a marathon, you know how important (and hard) the taper is. As I embrace tapering, I’ve been doing a lot of reading and research on nutrition, running, and trying to lot get so stressed. I keep reminding myself how important the taper is and how much my body…