Category running

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-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 […]

Race Report: Silicon Valley Half, or my 2 hours as a (very minor) celebrity

I got my first taste of living a dual life on Sunday, shedding my normal mundane college student existence for 2 hours to live as my new alter ego, “Suit Man”, during the first Silicon Valley Half Marathon.

IMSR D-31: What is 20% of Jan Frodeno?

On my last trip down the internet rabbithole, I stumbled across the YouTube channel of a photographer named Talbot Cox, whose work I see on Instagram from time to time. While browsing his many fantastic interviews, I came across a press conference Jan Frodeno held with Oakley prior to Kona 2017, and with it, this […]

Try not to think: the zen of endurance sport

I spent most of last week doing not much exercise at all, as a combination of final term papers and hemorrhoids made my available time shorter and my time in general uncomfortable. The offshoot of that was that I certainly had a lot of time to rest (and it was convenient that this all coincided […]