It’s mid-summer here in the northern hemisphere, which means if you live in Southeast or east Asia you are either 1) suffering greatly from the extreme heat and humidity or 2) inside (hopefully with air-conditioning) to avoid suffering greatly from the extreme heat and humidity. So while it’s a pretty inadvisable time to find oneself […]

Believe it or not, meeting your SO’s parents, eating Japanese food, and doing a half-Ironman triathlon have very little mutual relevance. And other than the fact that I’ve now become a member of a select (though not particularly prestigious) club to have done all three in my lifetime, they’re not particularly connected in my mind […]

This is the second post of a three-part series I’ll be writing to talk about completing my first Ironman triathlon, Ironman Santa Rosa, last Saturday, May 12, 2018. The posts will be organized as follows: The first post (found here) contains my race report. In other words, in that post I talk about how my […]

This is the first post of a three-part series I’ll be writing to talk about completing my first Ironman triathlon, Ironman Santa Rosa, last Saturday, May 12, 2018. The posts will be organized as follows: The first post (this post) will be my race report. In other words, in this post I’ll talk about how […]

Assuming Friday is just a day of logistics and travel, there is just a single day of training left before gameday. Assuming that two weeks is roughly the minimum amount of time in which a body gain gain new endurance adaptations, training really ended about 10 days ago. Ironman is a long race, and especially […]

The onset of the taper (aka the beginning of the end) has had several effects, perhaps the biggest of which has been that I have had an incredible amount of time to get restless, create a race plan, and overthink that race plan ad infinitum. The latest in planning has been the planning of my […]

This is the first installment of a series(?) I have vaguely planned to cover the history and presence of Asian and Asian-American athletes in triathlon, focused mostly on Ironman races. When there’s a more coherent series landing page, I’ll link it here. This first installment will be focused on the performance of Asian athletes at […]