Category: Race Reports

Tri Tulare 2017

The “A” race is over but I’m not ready for tri season to be over. At the last minute I decided to pick up a local sprint. Why not? Just go have fun and see what I could do in a pool for 400 yards. My swim goal of the year is an 8 min 400 yard time trial (which is 2:00/100 yards). I didn’t expect to really be 100% by this race but would just focus on having fun and racing with my mom. It’s her first tri in about THREE years! She did awesome and has a new base line moving forward.┬áThis was also my very first triathlon I ever did back in 2012! We’ll see how it compares (more…)

Santa Cruz 70.3 Nutrition

The Plan

I tend to be on the lower side of calorie intake and tried increasing my bike calorie intake by primarily drinking the on course Gatorade Endurance Formula instead of primarily water. My nutrition plan was to set an alarm to eat a shot block every 15 mins on the bike a drink Gatorade often in between. Then running I would drink a cup of Gatorade and a cup of water through the aid stations. I would eat a Gu near aid station 4, 8, and 12. (more…)

Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz 2017

It’s the big day. The “A” race. What all this training has been leading up to!! My last long distance race was my first wack at a full Ironman so I raced it to be comfortable and finish. This time I was pushing for a pretty awesome PR (personal record). I wanted to get at least a 30-40 min course and 70.3 PR which is 7 hours. I did it! I finished in 6:38. WAY under 7 hours! But, we had a few curve balls. Let’s back up to the beginning of the weekend. (more…)