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January 04, 2018

Ironman Arizona 2017: My best Ironman to date

The Day after Ironman Arizona I posted an unedited version of this on Facebook: “Thanks for all the fun comments, well wishes, **congrats** and likes. I’m in a bit of shock, I hope for placing in the top 10% in my age group at these big races. I honestly didn’t think 5th was ever possible, objectively thinking I doubt anyone who races and trains with me would think any differently, Read More »
November 05, 2017

Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2017

My history with IMCDA , is one of celebration, mostly, in 2004 I had unrealistic expectations, and went a over an hour slower than my worst Ironman ever. That race broke me, I didn’t race for an entire season, I rarely exercised, I threw myself in to a home remodel project, and probably did my body worse damage than improperly training for an Ironman, Marathon or all the years of Wrestling. Read More »
April 15, 2017

Ironman Arizona 2016

Fall is a tough season for me ergo I’ve decided to always do a late race, so I can maintain focus on something I have some control of and have a distraction from some of the hard challenges that have happened in my life during this time of year. I signed up for Ironman Arizona last year. Because the race always sells out, I booked a room and bought tickets to volunteer at the 2015 race. The plan was to fly down, volunteer, help some clients, cheer, and sign up. Over the past few years I’ve raced enough to earn all world athlete gold status, so right after I bought my tickets, I was able to sign up early anyway. Read More »
December 11, 2015

A Camp, a Half, 3 Ironman’s, A Big Successful Season

finisher medals
Some of the highlights of the 2015 season I broke 5 hours for the Half Ironman Distance , at St. George, the first time in over 10 attempts. I had my highest ever placing at an Ironman at Coeur d’Alene. I also swan 1:03 for the first time. At Whistler I beat last years time by 10 minutes, and had a PR on the run. At Lake Tahoe I went 1:03 in the swim for the second time. Read More »
October 05, 2015

Ironman Lake Tahoe

DJ standing in front of a low Lake Tahoe
I’m still struggling to spin this, I’m super disappointed in my performance and result. The best part of this is I’m still in love with Ironman. I’m still excited to see what I can do, how I can learn to dose out the self inflicted suffering, to have the most satisfying race possible. Read More »
August 02, 2015

Ironman Canada, Whistler 2015

DJ with teammates
Last season I came to this race and had a mostly a disappointing race. Post race I decided I had a score to settle on the course, but as the season shaped up with St. George 70.3 becoming the first race I signed up for, The Summit Camp became a go, making Ironman Coeur d’Alene the most logical “A” race. Whistler became a “b” race at best, with any sport the risk of injury is present, I was also warned about burnout from concerned parties. As the season progressed Whistler became less and less of a possibility. I took a few emotional hits, my bike was stolen out of my car, 3 weeks before St. George 70.3, was perhaps the biggest, but Athletes Lounge took care, stepped up and get me on the right bike right away. Read More »
July 29, 2015

An Accidental Vegetarian

This past Memorial Day Holiday weekend I spent the weekend with a group of my Triathlon teammates. For at least a couple reasons I volunteered to make dinner for everyone one night, I haven’t had a chance to cook for a lot of people in quite a while, and it’s something I do enjoy. Read More »
July 06, 2015

2015 Ironman Coeur d’Alene

It was hot, real Hot by many reports 105! My gadgets reported 90 on the bike and 99 on the run. The heat would play a role all week. There was talk of shortening it to a half, due to the heat. It was decided to stay with the full the morning of the race. I’m so happy it stayed the full, the race will be one that sticks with me forever. Read More »