Author Archives: jinqueue

Ironman 70.3 Jeju 2018: “Race Report” or surviving a very specific dinner situation

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 […]

Ironman Santa Rosa 2018 (2/3): Thoughts on the course

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 […]

Ironman Santa Rosa 2018 (1/3): The Race Report

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 […]

IMSR D-3: Race plan and predictions

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 […]

IMSR D-4: Getting comfy with my water bottles

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 […]

The Asian Triathlon Project: The Kona Ironman Records

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 […]

IMSR D-16: Musings on swimming blocks and brick workouts for my future

I played soccer (very badly) in high school. I was already a poor player, and my failure to practice in the offseason to remedy this didn’t help. But one year I came to tryouts after not having played for maybe 9 months, and was markedly better than I had been the year before. Granted this […]