Professional athlete and 3-time Ironman champion

Raising an Ironman

05/03/11
Loads of people ask me where I got my athletic ability (a massive presumption that I have any!), and drive. Many ask if my parents were swimmers or runners, wondering if my passion for endurance sports is genetically derived. As such, I thought it’d be fun to go right to the source and find out.

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Osmosis Sucks

04/27/11
Science never really was my thing. I was cool with biology until we had to cut apart the frog. It wasn’t so much the guts that grossed me out. It was the smell of formaldehyde. The classroom smelled like formaldehyde before we’d even cracked a textbook, and by the time we got to dissection in

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"The Pointy Arrow Concept" and My Coach, Hank

04/25/11
I’ve had a lot of coaches in my life. Perhaps not as many as some, because ….well, I guess I have been just plain lucky. The coaches I’ve had, either by choice or by straight up luck, were gifted and talented and were the right fit for me. In my years as an athlete (and that’s a lot of years),

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Planning; It’s a Blessing and a Curse

04/12/11
I am a planner. Always have been. It’s one of my best qualities. I am like a Prius, I am so dang efficient. However, it also happens to be one of my worst qualities, because I don’t like it when my plan gets rattled.

So yesterday, my plan got rattled in a major way. My father-in-law, Chip

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California 70.3 Race Report

04/03/11
It feels good to have the first race of the 2011 season done and dusted. To say I had some apprehension going into the race would be a gross understatement.

Obviously the end to my 2010 season is something that I’d like to forget. But the fact is, the only shame in racing poorly is to not learn

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Persistence. Determination. Love. The Journey!

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