Shout Out to Coach Bryan Kreitz with TriDot

Since Ironman Chattanooga, I have been asked several times my thoughts on Tridot and hiring my coach Bryan Kreitz. And so I thought that I would sum up my thoughts on this in a few short points.   When training last year, with a rest day every week, I constantly felt tired, sore and just plain exhausted. While working with Bryan at TriDot, I took … Continue reading Shout Out to Coach Bryan Kreitz with TriDot

‘Twas the Night Before Ironman Chattanooga

So, as expected, the nerves are creeping in. So rather than sit and freak out, I’ll give you a rundown of the past few days. I promise to post a full race review after the race. Thursday, leaving at 7am, was a traveling day, 3 flights with almost no layovers, across the country, getting us to our hotel at 1am local time on Friday. Friday, … Continue reading ‘Twas the Night Before Ironman Chattanooga

And it’s September…

It seems like for months and months I keep thinking about how quickly September is approaching, how soon it will be here, and then BOOM it is. September is here. It’s the final countdown to Chatt. It’s go time. I feel really good about where my training is this year. Working with Bryan Kreitz and TriDot has definitely made me feel a lot more confident … Continue reading And it’s September…

Monday Motivation

Man, what a weekend! Saturday was a race rehearsal! Which means I am closing in on Ironman Chattanooga. Completed a 6 hour ride, covering 100 miles. The last 24 miles were with a strong headwind. Headwinds are such a mind game for me, my legs are on fire and everything in me in screaming to quit. But when my watch rolled over to 100 miles, … Continue reading Monday Motivation

Test Week: Swim Assessment

Of the three disciplines, swimming has been the most difficult for me and the hardest for me to learn to love. But with each swim, I feel a little more confident in the water and perform slightly better. I had high hopes going into my Swim Assessment, to have improvements in all three disciplines this week for test week. And I am just thrilled that … Continue reading Test Week: Swim Assessment

Test Week: Run Assessment

I’ve never been a fast runner. So running threshold tests for me feel like torture. I prefer a nice long run, where I maintain a comfortable pace for a long period of time. The Running Assessment is an all-out 5k. Just like if you were running a race, but against yourself (or in my case, my Garmin). It was a beautiful morning for it! As … Continue reading Test Week: Run Assessment

Test Week: Bike Assessment

It is Test Week and today was the Bike Assessment! The Bike Assessment is to monitor your training improvements (and hopefully not your setbacks). I was pretty excited about the Bike Assessment because I feel like this is an area that I have worked pretty diligently in and feel much stronger at than I did previously. (I guess I kind of feel that way about … Continue reading Test Week: Bike Assessment

Why my Coach is making today a not-freak-out moment

It’s exactly 2 month until Chattanooga. 2 MONTHS! No, I am not freaking out, which is amazing, cause I really thought I would be at this point. I really think that hiring Bryan as a coach and working with Tridot is the number one reason I have been feeling so good about my training and not having a total freak-out-moment today. I love having someone to … Continue reading Why my Coach is making today a not-freak-out moment

Sunday WrapUp

These past few weeks were kind of an emotional roller coaster for me… But things seem to have smoothed out and my head is 100% back into training. Ironman Chattanooga is quickly approaching and I am excited to be feeling healthy, strong and making progress each week. Next week looks like a tough training week, and part of that I will be out of town, … Continue reading Sunday WrapUp