Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What a season!

So the World Competition has passed by already and it was not was I expected performance wise, but I must say that is what a real experience to gain. Especially for being in this sport for a year and be able to compete with the best in the world. Let alone be in the same category as them as one of the best in the world!

I met my goals this year and then some for portions of the racing. I wanted to focus on the bike power and I accomplished that, drop the swim cadence to 1:30 per 100 meter (nailed it), I wanted a 5:50 pace per mile in the 10k (in the books), and I wanted to get my name out there a little more. I feel as if I may have accomplished all these this year and then some. It has been a very successful year for this little guy and now onto better my technique in running and swimming. It shall be a very long off season, but very enjoyable!

2013 season's goals are to drop down to a 1:20 swim cadence per 100 meters, 10k time in sub 34's, and then build climbing power on the bike! It is going to be a lot of focus on the things I need to improve, but I got 3-4 months to develop a triathlon beast out of myself.

This month is just maintaining the physical abilities I have already and then we work on it!

2016? never know what is in the future :)

Friday, August 31, 2012

Lets play CATCH UP!

Well it has been a long time since I posted in my own blog; since Syracuse which was on June 24th. I thought it would be time to do a little recap on my racing schedule and a follow up on how the training has been going.

Well to start things off I want to recap some of the races since my 70.3 in Syracuse. I have done about 3 other triathlons and 1 running race. To start it off I did a race over in Canada nabbing me a top 3 finish for the overall. I did it in a time of 1:54:00 and the swim was short by 200 meters. Next up was a race in Columbus Ohio and at this race I was trying to place in the top 3 not including the pro field to nab myself a PRO card. I failed, but not by much. I ended that day with a 1:56:44 and a 9th place finish overall. Missing the top 3 spot by less then a minute. I had a AWFUL swim; I got caught up in the sprinters on the second lap. I did poor spotting. The last triathlon was down in 3 Rivers, MI and what a race that was. I took 3rd overall there. I could have won it if I wouldn't have swam and extra 275-300 meters. Very challenging bike course, but there was some good from the race. I ran a 34:44 in the 10k and that is the fastest 10k I have ever done. That is with training with slow twitch muscles. Then I also did the CRIM in Flint, a 10 mile run, and I did it in 57:54. That is not blazing fast, but it is a good time for a first year back into the swing of things. I placed 54th out of 5000 runners.

Now this a short summary on all my races I can share a few thoughts that have crossed my mind while training for the Marine Corps 70.3 World Competition. I have a career that can successfully go both ways in Olympic distance or for the 70.3 distance. I am taking on the role to push for a top ranking in the Olympic distance racing and going to push for RIO 2016 Olympics. Many have had supported me for a long long time about just racing, but after I came out with this thought more and more people have supported me. When people think you can do such an extraordinary thing it really helps to let your mind travel down that road. There are some people who don't understand how a high level amateur can be considering the olympics and those are the people that think I have been doing this for years now. I have over came some huge obstacles for this being my first year into the sport. So here is the recap of my journey thus far. I am pushing to be an Olympian and looking forward for support along the way!

Right now though I am focusing on 70.3 world competition in Las Vegas in 9 days. I made a goal while I raced at Panama and it was to go to Las Vegas and race the World's best Age Groupers. After simply just missing the qualification by a few minutes at Panama from severe cramping, I was on a finish, so I went to Syracuse. At Syracuse I almost failed there was when I struggled with cramps after 3 miles into the run. Thank the lord I put together a stellar bike and gave myself a big enough cushion on the run. Now for a 3rd go at the 70.3 world I will make sure everything is toned in and ready to tear some legs off of people. I am known as a cyclist, but in reality my back ground is biking and I have not been able to show that off yet.

70.3 World's in Las Vegas 2012 will be one to remember!

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Well Syracuse is over and I am ready to share the race break down with the world! I have to state that the race coordinator and volunteers were a dream to race with. They were on top of everything and were there to help with any issue. To start the trip off my parents got a campsite 2 HOURS away from the race site, so we contacted the race director and he told us we can camp 200 yards away from the transition. That was pretty much the best race morning experience I have ever had. Now off to the good part:

The swim portion was a easy and calm swim. I did it in 29 minutes and some change, but I have to say that I learned something new for the swim start. I can see myself starting in the front of the pack in the swim rather then towards the back and trying to fight through people to get to the open water. I was forced into a trap and was slowed down for a solid 2 minutes, but I found a way out of the pickle to manage a steady pace for the rest of the swim.

Out of the water and onto the bike, but before I actually got to the bike I had to manage a 300 meter long run from the beach to the transition area. Got a little lost in the transition area for a rough 45 seconds. When I did find the bike I made it work for me! I had the 11th fastest bike split out of everyone.. Even the pros! First 15 miles of the bike course was just up, up, up, and up hill battle. I cranked the pedals and left nothing on the uphills, but I felt my frame bending because of the Aluminum frame I ride on and lost some power because of it. the next 31 miles on the course was just cruising time. I had a few times when my back was tightening up due to a poor night sleep, but i punched in a 2:20 on a very challenging my course. People were telling me that the bike course was harder then Lake Placid's.

Off the bike and into the run and I thought I was going to rip the pavement off the blacktop, but I was wrong! The first 2 miles off into the run I was slightly pushing and I was at a 12:28 on the first two miles and then right around mile 3 I felt a slight tension in my left leg when it hit. Before I could even think anything of it, when it struck the ground again my leg just ceased up. I was forced to walk the uphill! I have never walked ever in a run or race. I was in such pain and could not bare it I was forced to walk 3 times in the walk, but had the will power to keep on running and keep on pushing when my body allowed it. The first two miles I got to pace 3 PROS on the run course and they were telling me when I figure out my nutrients that they will be looking out for me. Talk about motivation from a upper class athlete! I had a better showing then Panama, but struggled in the run and missed my run time by 12 minutes.

In the aftermath I was pretty stoked as I earned my Worlds spot to Vegas and I took 30th out of 1300 plus athletes. I won my division by 8 minutes and just had a respectful race, but I an assure you when Vegas comes around I will have everything figured out nutrient wise and I will be tearing heads off :).. Peace, Love, and Chicken Grease

Saturday, June 23, 2012


It is Saturday and my nerves have not raised one bit and I am getting nervous because I feel as if my body is not ready or my mind just don't care. I had to rent a wheelset because I want the edge on the competition and I am getting a wheelset put on today from the local bike shop, so this may spark some anxiety into my system. This will be my first race of being completely aero'd out with the new helmet and some Profile 80's for my bike.

The first day I was in New York I did a 10 mile TT on the bike and hardly pushed and was hitting between 25-26 mph into some wind and cross winds. The legs felt a little lactic acid, but not to bad.

Yesterday I went for a 2 mile run with the dogs, so they could sleep and I could actually get some sleep in on this trip. I did a 800 meter hard run and did it in 2:19, so I am feeling fast and strong in the run. I did not bike today but my legs feel fast and rested. No lactic acid in my legs on this day.

Now for today I get to get the wheelset put on and everythign adjusted for my big day, so I will put a couple miles on the bike and lead into a brick run of a mile or so to make sure my legs are there still. Then I will rest my day away and await for the morning to come again!

My number is 831 and I will be the one chasing from behind! Time to bring out the guns and blow some people off the ground :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Grand Rapids Triathlon!

Well another race was in the books this past Sunday. The Grand Rapids triathlon was a success story for me. It was not as stacked with competition as I though it would be, BUT it played out in the end for me pretty well. Taking first out of 400 some competitors, but that is male and female all together. Let me break down the race for you overall :)

The swim portion was the same as everytime. Left me scratching my head as always. Still trying to figure out how to transfer my practice swim into my race pace. I am always slower in races then I am in the practice open swims. I started the swim off pretty slow, but as soon as I hit that first bouy my stroke was just fantastic.. then after the last turn home bouy, I was pulling as if a shark was chasing me. I came out of the water with a 1:40 cadence and in 14th place. Had a 200 meter run to get to the transition, but I made it work.

The bike portion was a solid performance and I knew right after the turn around that the race was mine. I let up on the hammering and just cruised in a little bit. I did the 20k bike in just above 30 minutes. I took the lead at about the 3.5 mile marker and had another motorcycle escort. It was a pretty amazing feeling to be in that position again.

Coming into the transition off of the bike I had a great feeling of anxiety when I heard people shouting for me. Sends chills all the way down your legs and an amazing feeling with out a doubt. Leaving the transition I had to let out a huge "Hooooray" for the people cheering for me. Then off to the run I was feeling strong and confident with my running. Turning in a 5:30 for the 1st mile and then realized the LEAD I had coming in after the 1st mile. Coming into the 2.5 mile mark I seen more supporters and they were rooting for me. The tingly sensation came back in my legs, so I had to sprout a big ol smile for the remainder of the run. Coming across the finish line and being able to hold the banner up was something I have never done that before.

At the end of the race I was the winner of roughly 3 minutes. My swim time was a 9:59 for 600 meter, 30:30ish for a 20k bike, and then a 17:40 for a 5k.. Also won a whomping 300 bucks and a new wet suit.. Overall the race was well supported and well organized! Syracuse should be a very interesting race. Feeling pretty dang good about my body!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Race Report and then SOME

I forgot to post about the Sea Horse Challenge that I did on May 27th, so here is the report on the race. Started off really rough in the water as the previous week I had a KILLER swim in the Pokagon triathlon, but I also had 5 swim days to lead up to this race day. My shoulders were not there, but I still have a 100 meter cadence of 1:40 with my shoulders were shot.

Biking was a lot better then the swim and it was a solid performance as well. The day before I had a 56 mile bike ride at moderate pace and also two other rides during the week. My legs before the race were darn near gone and I was worried that I would not be able to show up with them. It turned out the bike coarse was fairly challenging. Long steady climbs in heavy head winds and crappy roads, but I still some how mananged to turn in a a sub hour performance. about 1:30 quicker then Pokagon, so there is a upside.

The running portion I knew was going to be rough for my because I punched in 51 miles before sunday, so I had some lactic acid in my legs. I took the run at a moderate pace thinking it would be relatively slower, but I turned in a 40 minute 6.6 mile run, so it was not terrible, but it was the fastest one of the day.

After all these semi efforts I turned in a 3rd place overall, but not my butt handed to me by some guy from Chicago.. Not bad for a "C" race though..

Since this last week race I have been punching some serious numbers in for times. Getting eager for Syracuse and I can not wait til I kick some rear end. Everything will fall in place and I will be turning some major heads. Peace, love, and chicken grease

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Head turning!

Hey YO hey YO had a my first race since my disaster in Panama back in February and this one was much better result then last time. I had the honor of competing at Pokagon Indiana Olympic distance. It was a great venue and a SPECTULAR race coarse.

The swim was just gorgeous, but it was a 2 lap swim coarse and that is never my favorite. In the past I have had bad experiences with two lap swim coarses. I wanted to do the swim in 22 minutes flat, roughly a 1:30 100 meter cadence. Came out in 20:40 and it turnen in a 1:23 cadence.

The bike was a challenging coarse, but it was a BEAUTY! I did a 1:01:30 for the bike coarse with regular training wheelset. Took the lead here and just hammered the whole way through. Got a police escort letting everyone know that here comes the leader. It was a good feeling. Off the bike I know I had a decent lead, so I took the run very easy.

Run coarse was very challenging. I never experienced a run coarse like this in my days of running. Just up and down and up, up, up, and down. Glad i didn't have to really race it or my legs would be hurting for a while. Ended up land sliding the competition by roughly 10 minutes. Felt like a jerk for such a victory, but I did win a kick A$$ Specialized TT2 aero helmet.

The next race is this Sunday in Kalamazoo, MI. i could not refuse racing again and I cross my fingers for good competition. Wish me luck on the journey to a dream becoming a goal. Peace, Love, Chicken Grease

Friday, May 11, 2012

Moving On!

Some people may not know this, but I am moving from the East side of the state to the West side of the state. I am moving for school and I have been training over there and it has been some solid grounds over there. Before I go there are a few shout outs I want to make before I depart this afternoon:

Pat Ward- You have been such a helping hand for me. The knowledge and absurd things you say when we were in the House of Pain was motivating. I do appreciate everything you have done for me.

Todd Powers- You are one of the people I have to thank the most. You have been a blessing for me. From teaching me how to get a possible sponsor to just telling me how it is. You have been around since day 1. You will kill the XTERRA circuit and I will be following you along the way. Thank you again

Paul Seeley- Yes Paul you made it to the blog and you are probably curious on why, but you helped me out with some knowledge when we trained together last summer when I was getting my legs back. I thank you for that big guy and I hope you keep on training. Inspiration bud

Brad Dunkin- After I left Paul you became my training buddy for a few months there. You talked me into doing my first 70.3 in Ohio and even though it was a rough race it opened the 70.3 world to me and I am hooked. I wish you the best of luck in your races this year.

Jackie Mall- You were my first coach I had since High School and you gave me structure and taught me the REAL importance of nutrient. I am not the same bull headed kid I was back in the winter. You gave me a base of knowledge and I am running with it. Thank you again.

Graham Barker-King- Even though you bust my chops all the time for what I do and how I do my things. I will miss you just as much as I will miss the rest of everyone else. You kept my head leveled and not hot headed. You will be hard to replace. Thanks again!

Mike Taylor- Mr. Taylor you have been a great inspiration to me, because you always have nice words to share and know how to boost my confidence to the next level. I will miss those words for sure.

I am not saying good-bye to you East Siders, but I am saying See ya later, because I am sure I will be seeing you fellow athletes sooner or later at some races or when I come back to visit for a weekend. I will thank you all again for what you have done for me.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

As the ball rolls!

I noted that I killed a 6 mile run with a time of 36:11 and felt damn good and I must say the good feelings keep rolling with me this week. Extremely pumped about my efforts. I got to do a 14 mile run today with 2 15 minute intervals at Half Ironman Pace and let me tell you that I was breaking 5:55 barrier with this. It don't seem like much, but on Tuesday I played about 3.5 hours of basketball and was dreading this run. SO sore from playing that much and doing wind sprints. I still turned in those beautiful times. Wait til I get myself on a taper and see where my body can take me.

Feeling as if Syracuse 70.3 will not know what hit it after I cross that finish line on June 24th. I have to thank my support group for this. I would not keep pushing so hard if I did not have my family and friends behind me every stride I take. Every day I am blessed to have someone ask me how things are going or by them telling me that I motivate them to keep on going as well. Every time they take a stride I take 2 because I know it motivates them more. I love this feeling and I love my support. Thank you so much, and now it makes sense when I say we will reach the stars together. Peace, Love, and Chicken Grease

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Legs, LEgs, LEGs, and more LEGS

Well last week was not my a week to be happy about. Pretty upset with the way my runs were last week. I thought it was going to start off as a solid week with running 6 miles for 37:15 and then the next day did some mile repeats at a pace of 5:30's, but then FIT hit the SHAN! Came to Thursday's long run of 13.1 miles and it felt great at first with some mile repeats, until the way back and my legs felt like garbage. I was hurt and extremely uncomfortable. I have not felt that pain since February 12th, yupppp Panama :(. I had to shake it off and look at the next day and it was a 7 miler on friday and yet again could not get anything going. Extremely BUMMED! Took Saturday and Sunday off to recooperate from that garbage. Then came back to monday and I did not look at my watch til the end of my 6 mile run. I was running off of feel and not time. I turned in a 36:11 and then the legs started to come back. Lets see what this week will hold for me.

Other then the upset runs I had last week everything else is on schedule. Feeling strong as an OX on the bike. Got in 155 miles on the bike last week with in 3 days of riding. The swimming has been strong with long, strong, and powerful pulls. Can't wait to see what I can do a 1500 meter swim on May 19th! Peace, Love, and Chicken Grease

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

2012 Race Schedule

I know it is kind of late to be getting my race schedule together, but I am 90 % sure that this what the schedule is looking like for me:

May 19th, 2012- Indiana Pokagon Triathlon
June 10th 2012- Grand Rapids Triathlon
June 24th 2012- Syracuse 70.3
July 8th 2012- Grand Haven Triathlon (If not doing tri for life)
July 21st 2012- Lexington Triahtlon (running portion, family event)
July 22nd 2012- Saginaw W.H. Hathco Triathlon
July 24th 2012- Allegan Triathlon (sprint, charity)
August 19th 2012- Burlington VT- Olympic Distance Nationals
September 9th 2012- 70.3 Worlds- Las Vegas (When qualified)

Also might switch things up if I feel there is a race that might benefit me more then others. This is how it is looking thus far though. Cheers and happy riding

Monday, April 30, 2012

Lactic Acid!!

Holy WOW that was a HELL of a week for me and my legs. I finished up the week with 210 miles on the bike, but all those miles were in Zone 3, so as I say to myself "Always be pushing" and that is exactly what i was doing for every inch of those miles. I had a 60 mile ride on saturday in the snow and 20 mph crosswinds and then 46 in 12 mph cross winds and sunshine. After yesterdays ride I was hurting in the quads like craZzZzYY, but I know there is going to be some serious gain on the bike! Extremely happy with my week I went through. I also had 47 miles worth of running, and not so  much swimming, but 3.5 miles will bring a smile to my face. Feeling pretty tired in the body, but got to keep pushing and listen to my body! Feeling a great about of LACTIC ACID in my legs and I love this pain.

I had a chit chat with the bike shop and they are going to talk to their REP from Tifosi Optics and I may be snagging a sponsorship from them, so that is GOOD NEWS!!! Makes me want to train harder when I got a oppurtunity to snag a personal sponsor.. it will be the first of many! Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Great things are going to happen for me and you will get to witness it! Peace, love, and chicken grease

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New thoughts and EQUIPMENT

This past weekend after completing a nice 4.5 hour training block with the 3 disciplines, I decided it was time to up some gear and make things look a little more legit. I got a draft box for Bonnie (Trek Speed Concept 2.5), also got her a nice pair of Look Keo Plus pedals, and to accompany those pedals are some SIDI shoes with 3 straps. The SIDI shoes fit like socks and I am pumped about that. No sliding around for me inside of my cycling shoes :)

Now I got some new thoughts to run through and I am loving the thoughts thus far as well. My past coach seemed to be about me being fit to race and this team I am with now is more about being trained and not having to be fit. So Volume Vs. Intensity and I am loving the Intensity, but my weight is not where I wont it at, SO I am getting FIT with INTENSITY! Been doing it for the last week or so and I lost 2 lbs so far and I am feeling great and strong! Also throwing some core work in and I am able to hold my posture for a longer period of time! Pumped Syracuse 70.3 here I come :)

Friday, April 20, 2012


This man right here has changed my life for the better.. He taught me to put my mind to something and push for it. Consquences and agony are going to try to bewittle you, but just tuck and go. My hero, my inspiration, and my upper has become my goal! I will see you on the course again Mr. Armstrong.. We are just two peas in a pod racing for the same thing. I promise you that this time I will show up, the fire burns within!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fire burns within

Well when I signed up for the Syracuse 70.3 my flame was put out my exhaustion, but now after a 40 mile interval ride and some mile repeats I got the fire back roaring! Been having solid work outs up to this point, but no heart. Now the heart is in it and I got Worlds on my mind.

Racers at the finish line better be checking behind them because I will be blazing right behind them.. Here we go and let the "real" training start. Syracuse 70.3 peace, love, and chicken grease!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Syracuse 70.3

This past Monday I signed up for the Syracuse 70.3 and also signed up with a new team known as Endurance Nation.. They came highly recommended by a fellow triathlete. Up to that point I was just doing random things with no structure. Now everything is in a structured manner and I think EN likes to focus on the bike portion the most.. Should be a good time for me!

I will be going for the top of the podium in my AG and will be qualifying for worlds in Las Vegas. Panama I had a minor set back that took my Worlds spot from me, but now I have fire under my a$$ and will be killing it! For me there is too much riding on this to not let it all hang out.

Feeling strong on the bike still and quicker on the run thus far! 5k tt the oother day and got a 16:50.. that is a PR from high school, feeling pretty damn fit! Swimming portion should be fun as well! Seems like just drills for swimming; strengthing my shoulders up.. It will be a good race.. 4:15 here I come.. Peace, Love, and Chicken Grease!

Friday, February 24, 2012

A little inside look!

I get to meet with the COACH today and talk about Panama and then tell COACH what my goal is for the 2012 season of the triathlon scene.. What I have lined up to say may be a little bit crazy but HELL I am all about being a little crazy!

People ask me how the training is going and I have to tell them im not training right now because I am just trying to stay FIT and get my legs back after Panama.. They think I am crazy! Training starts up March 1st for the 3 Disciplines Olympic Series.. Panama got the best of me, but I am feeling relaxed with a few 8-12 mile runs at a 6:15-6:20 pace per mile.. Going to be a good friggin year!! Stay tuned as I touch the SKY.. Peace, Love, and Chicken Grease

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

After MATH!!

Well Panama 70.3 was not the successor I thought it was going to be for me, BUT it was not a bust at all. I struggled during the race but before and after the race I learned a lot about human body. This is being my true first year in the triathlon world and I am just learning from my experience. Met some great people down here that really showed me what I should be doing and how to prepare myself. I did dodge some bullets in this race, but also felt like two bullets shot me in the leg.

The race started off with a blistering swim.. 1.2 miles in 24:20 WOW!! I met a guy down here who was aiming for 26 and he got 21 minutes, so i did improve.. swimming was his strong point.. The bike coarse I absolutely loved, but this is where I went and got hammered at. Being in the sun and on black top riding in 100 + degree weather didn't favor me at all! Last 2-3 miles on the bike was experiencing big cramps in the quads. I knew the run was going to be way off. I did the bike coarse very well as well! Then came the run I was sitting in 1st place and was looking at a worlds spot, but could not perform. As soon as the legs hit the ground I experience quads, hamstring, and calf cramps. Which made it so I could not get a stride going! Like I said before I learned a lot about my body and how to prepare.

My legs are completely shot, but today i got in a nice 4 mile run and some strokes in the pool.. Ready to jump back on the training schedule and looking to really open it up in New Hampshere June 3rd.. Going to claim my worlds position! Peace, Love, and Chicken grease!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Crazziiineeessss in PANAMA

1st day in Panama was not a successful day at all. The emotions have not settled in and I want to be focused but my mind is else where. The reason for that is because customs F***ED my chain up!! I tinkered with it for about 3 hours before I called it quits. The best thing about the first day was i got roughly 10 hours of sleep.. CHING CHING

2nd day in Panama was still A very messed up day, but it got better at the end of the day.. Woke up this morning and just straight up cut my chain and put the rest of the bike together and got in a taxi and went to athlete check in.. Taxi drivers drives me 4 miles passed my point and drops me off.. I have to walk back up to the place and get to the bike expo to get it fixed.. on the way i spotted a cruiser rental and had them fix the chain.. they did fix it... for the most part.. arriving to the expo/ athlete check in I figure I should get it checked out.. 30 bucks for a basic adjustment.. pointed out what I needed fixed.. Came and asked you fix chain "oh yeah yeah yeah." I get on the bike and no sooner then hitting .5 miles on the bike at 24 mph the chain gives away and breaks in TWO places!! My body jolts forward and I catch myself and thankful for me there were 6 people watching.. all spoke english.. Take it back to the bike expo and tell them and they fix it for 80 bucks.

Now the day gets better.. I got the bike fixed, but HELL when I got on that friggin thing.. I pushed 75% race pace and i will not throw out numbers, but Lance AND Chris better watch me in their blind spot!! Felt strong for a short 20 minute ride.. Then to top off my day I found 5 bucks in the elavator :)..

Tomorrow is going to be a good F***ING day!! Bike and RUNNING.. "The sky is limit and I want to see where the sky really ends"

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sky IS the LIMIT

Browsing through some internet last night and I came across a team mate saying how Chris Lieto was going to be at Panama.. Thought to myself now that is pretty legit! Then did some further investigating and noticed my hero/ideal from age 12, Lance Armstrong is going to be racing there as well.. Let me remind you that they both ride Trek bikes and as do I.. I suppose I will be riding with the Trek superstars and I may just have to show them a thing or two..

On the real side.. Today is the last day in the States and I am nervous as F***, but I am so ready to get this thing rolling. My body feels well rested and can't wait to get down there and get some quick training rides in to see how the body will react to the weather.. I don't think I will be fine, but I know I will be GREATTT!! Peace love and chicken grease.. Look for me at the TOP

Friday, February 3, 2012

6 days til DEPARTURE

WooOoo WooOooo.. 6 days til I leave for the beautiful city of Panama City, Panama. The time has just been ticking away pretty fast for the last couple weeks and now when it is within a few weeks the time has slown down a lot! I feel as if I am standing in time and I am the only thing moving, but this is letting me focus on the important things I am encountering..

Training wise I have been feeling super good in everything. I had a little scare with how I felt my biking was going, but now I am feeling strong as a horse on the bike.. I hope this field of athletes is ready for the small town kid to come and turn some heads... Peace love and chicken grease

Monday, January 2, 2012

41 days!!

My oh MY how the time is flying! This race is creeping right up on me and I am more then ready for this to be a thing in the past. My determination has a wick attached to my back and it is a slow burner.. Im anticipating the ignition to set me off so I can explode and rip PANAMA a new backside!!

I have been training pretty hard up to this point. Getting some wonderful saddle time with the coach and learning a ton of new things with it. I feel as if my coach is trying to drown me in the ppool, but I am getting stronger in the water and coach will have to try harder to drown this soon to be fish!! I went from a cat in the water to a solid frog now!! Pretty amp'd about the turn out in my swimming..

Now everyone knows me as a runner.. I am the running Todd!! The times I have been putting in for my runs is surprising me!! The other day a 14 miler in under 1:24!!! VROOOOMMMM and that was not at race pace :p..

Look for me in Las Vegas for the 70.3 worlds. I swear I will be there supporting my team TSB!!! Peace, Love, and Chicken Grease!