Month: March 2016

5 Years Ago

It has been a while since I last posted. Not 5 years but it almost feels like it! I have been pretty heads down training since the beginning of the year. I have been working hard to get back into it after the collarbone break. So far everything is going well except for swimming. I am not swimming as fast as I was before the break but I think that is to be expected.

I am getting ready for my first race this year (and first race since Ironman Boulder!), Oceanside 70.3 on April 2nd.  It happens that the first ever Ironman branded race I did was this race 5 years ago. Below is the paper I got after my race with my times…yes I still have it!


I have to say that I surprised myself that day with that race. I barely broke 6:00 but I had no idea I would do that in my first 70.3. When it comes for my goals for this year I am not quite sure how I will measure up. If I hadn’t broken my collarbone I would have had very different goals. But I did, so my expectations have been adjusted.

  • I doubt I will swim a 33:53 this year; I am guessing 36-40 minutes.
  • I have a good shot at a better bike split. But honestly I am not sure what it will be. I would be super happy with anything close to 3:00.
  • For the run, I bet I can match or beat that time of 1:56. I really plan to push it on the run.

This not an “A” race for me but I still plan on putting it all out there and testing myself on race day.