Bike Course Comparison: Ironman Lake Placid vs Coeur d’Alene

Several people have asked me how Ironman Coeur d’Alene compares to Ironman Lake Placid, namely the bike courses. So, I decided to attempt to answer that question with a bit of a comparison of the data that I accumulated from the last two races. It was fairly difficult to find any one tool that conclusively Continue Reading »

Race Report: Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2015

Last year at Ironman Coeur d’Alene the weather was pretty windy and cool. The water temperatures was in the 50’s and it was cool and windy. I signed up for this race specifically because that type of weather suits me well. Cool, damp and even a little rainy. I don’t like the heat. So, when Continue Reading »

Searching for a New Triathlon Wetsuit?

  Are you just getting into triathlon and are considering your first wetsuit purchase? Or maybe you already bought one and it doesn’t fit quite right? It took me purchasing three wetsuits until I found the one that was just right. I kind of felt like I was Goldilocks trying out the Three Bears beds. Continue Reading »

Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2015-My Tracking Info

My Bib #: 462 Race Start Time(Age Group): 5:45 AM PDT (8:45 AM EDT) MyAthleteLive Tracking Info I decided to rent a GPS tracker from MyAthleteLive.com so Denise can more easily plan her day and also so any family & friends can track my progress throughout the day. You can view the live tracking info Continue Reading »

Fuel Your Training with Natural Energy Alternative…Or even better, Amrita Bars

While whole foods are a great source of nutrition, but they are not always easy to carry along for a long workout or race. I think a more convenient option is to have a combination of whole foods in an easier to carry package. A great example of this would be Amrita Bars. Amrita Bars are Continue Reading »

Adapting and Readjusting Your Race Day Goals

An Ironman is such an unpredictable event. You never know what kind of things are going to come your way on race day. You try to mitigate as many possible issues as you can think of, but you can’t control everything. One thing you certainly cannot control is the weather. Last year I competed in Ironman Lake Placid with Continue Reading »