The Rundown – A Quiet Place

The Rundown – A Quiet Place

I’m less than three weeks from my Half Ironman race and I find myself in a quiet place. I’m stuck between the rigorous 11 hour training weeks and race day, between thinking “I’m going to crush this!” and “there’s a chance I...
The Rundown – You Will Suffer

The Rundown – You Will Suffer

  Whenever I need to give my email address, which includes “train4life” I’m almost always asked about it. Last week when one such exchange took place, the guy on the other end of the phone turned out to be a two-time Ironman, so we talked about...
The Rundown – 4 Weeks Until My First Half Ironman

The Rundown – 4 Weeks Until My First Half Ironman

  In four weeks I hope to cross the finish line of my first ever Half Ironman. My only goal is to finish this race because it is going to take everything I have. Oddly enough I’m most worried about the run. Why? Because it comes after a 1.2 mile swim and 54...
The Rundown – The Longest Spring Break Ever

The Rundown – The Longest Spring Break Ever

  Since we had an extended winter here in the northeast, it seemed only fitting to extend our spring break until it was actually spring. In my time away I saw Pink, a brawl at Fenway Park, Myrtle Beach, sort of overcame my fear of flying, had my longest bike ride...
The Rundown – Fitspiration vs Reality

The Rundown – Fitspiration vs Reality

  You’ve seen the “fitspiration” memes. Maybe you have even been motivated by them. Well, in the words of  Emma Gonzalez, I’m calling BS on “fitspiration” and talking about the reality of training day after day to reach a big...