IMMT: The Day After

I had fallen asleep shortly after watching the last finishers and the fireworks. I woke up about 4 and a half hours later, wide awake. I don’t know if it was the leftover adrenaline, the sheer amount of caffeine I had put in my system, or something else. So I turned on my phone and…

Ironman Mont Tremblant: Race Day

Race day didn’t exactly start out the way I had imagined when I set my alarms for 3AM. As if that was not early enough, I woke up to the sound of loud voices outside of my window. I rolled over and looked at my phone: it was 2:30 in the morning. Who was out…

Ironman Mont Tremblant: Race Week

There is so much that goes into a training cycle for an Ironman. It truly is a journey. Unfortunately last year I fell so far behind with blogging about my experience, I couldn’t catch up. When your load increases and you still have the same finite amount of time to do everything, you learn how…

IMMT Peak Weeks

After Mass State, I still had my peak weeks leading up to Ironman Mont Tremblant. It was 6 weeks with training only and absolutely no racing. This time was critical for getting in my longest swims, rides, and runs. It was daunting to say the least. Although I had a lot of fun racing up…

Mass State 2017 Oly

After the wild string of events between the Nashua Tri and Rock Lobster Relay, I had about 3 weeks to prepare for my next race: Mass State. It’s a fast course and generally I find it super competitive. I love it! I planned to race all out. This would be my last race before Ironman…

Rock Lobster Relay 2017

I like to be spontaneous, it’s fun. But I think triathlon has made me somewhat more rigid with planning, and making sure I can execute the plans I lay out. So 2 days after the Patriot Half, when a friend texted me on Monday asking if I could take his spot on a 12 man…

2017 Patriot 70.3

The Patriot Half race came the Saturday after my AG win at Nashua. I had worked so hard all season and was excited to do my second 70.3 as preparation for the A race, my first full. On Monday of race week I swam with my friend Mark at Baboosic. I was in my normal…