Lake Sammamish Sprint Triathlon

08.30.2009 | Categories: Events | Read More

Last Race Before Gold Coast Australia Event.

Yesterday I raced in the Lake Sammamish Sprint Triathlon.  My mom wanted to see me race before heading off to the World Championships so I signed up for this local race close to home.  The race sold out and drew 700 participants.  As I drove to the race the rain started falling. I arrived an hour before the start of the race.  Generally I advise my triathlon team to get there at least 90 minutes prior to the start of the race so they do not feel rushed.  As I walked to the swim start I saw my mother and friends who had come to cheer me on.


08.27.2009 | Categories: Events | Read More

This is a list of my top nine favorite races.  It is not in a specific order because I highly recommend all of these races.  It’s not a top ten list because I’m leaving a spot open for the world championships.

  1. Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon – 1.5 mile swim, 18 mile bike, 8 mile run
  2. Pacific Crest ½ Ironman – 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run
  3. Hagg Lake Olympic Triathlon – 1.5 k swim, 40 k bike, 10 k run
  4. Whisky Dick Triathlon – 1 mile swim, 28 mile bike, 8.8 mile run
  5. Boston Marathon – 26.2 miles
  6. Wild Sky Adventure Race – 30 mile mountain bike, 15 mile trail run, 10 mile white water raft
  7. Ironman Canada – 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run
  8. Mountain to Sound Multi Sport Race – 22 mile mountain bike, 45 mile road bike, 12 mile kayak, 13.2 mile road run, 6 mile road run.
  9. Ironman UK – 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run


08.17.2009 | Categories: Events | Read More

The weather was perfect.  Slightly overcast in the morning and then sunshine for the rest of the day.  Temperatures got up into the high 70s for the run.  The conditions were very comfortable.


08.15.2009 | Categories: Events | Read More

Tomorrow is the big race.  I feel strong.  My race plan is to hold a steady pace.  This race is part of my training for the World Championship Short Course race on September 12th. 


07.11.2009 | Categories: Events | Read More

This morning I raced the Olympic distance triathlon down in Ocean Shores.  The weather was perfect for racing.  It was a little overcast with temperature in the high 60s.  It was a two loop swim and we had to exit the water and run over a timing mat before swimming the second loop.  I used the swim as my warm up for the bike and run.  There were four people ahead of me when I came out of the water.  The first guy out of the water was 5 min and 10 seconds ahead of me.  I had a fairly quick transition from swim to bike 57 seconds.


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