Pics From Training and Racing 2016

Our first full calendar year in Colorado is coming to a close and it has been a great one! It was exciting to be able to get out and explore the more scenic areas as the weather warmed up and the rides got longer. One of my favorite rides now is the route up Big Thompson Canyon, then through Glen Haven to get to Estes Park, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. One of my favorite runs is the Thursday evening Towers Road Time Trial with Fort Collins Trail Runners. It’s a brutal but rewarding 3.4 mile climb from 5,600′ elevation to a little over 7,000′. Fort Collins is feeling a little bit more like a home now and I’m beginning to know the roads well.

The racing year was great and I saw improvement in all three sports. I raced five half iron distance races and one full Ironman: 70.3 Texas, 70.3 Boulder, 70.3 Coeur d’Alene, Wildlife Loop Triathlon in South Dakota, 70.3 Austin, and Ironman Arizona. I lowered my personal best 70.3 time to 4:05 and my IM time to 8:37. Now for some down time and to plan out next year!

 

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Pics from Training & Racing 2015

Part of what I love about training is getting out there and seeing things at a different pace than in a car. The last two years, I’ve also traveled throughout the country for work and I always try to get out for a run to get a vibe for where I am. This year, in order, I ran or biked in:

Houston, TX
Clearwater, FL
Miami, FL
Jacksonville, FL
San Juan, PR
Aurora, CO
Boulder, CO
Park City, UT
Fort Collins, CO
Columbus, OH
Leawood, KS
Knoxville, TN
Ogden, UT
Rapid City, SD
Oakley, KS
Columbia, MO
Louisville, KY
Austin, TX
Panama City, FL
Dallas, TX
New Orleans, LA
Gilbert, AZ

Sheesh! I certainly didn’t get a pic from each location, but it’s kind of cool to tally them up. Most pics are from the two locations we lived this year, Austin and Fort Collins. Another year has come to a close, but I look forward to adding to my 2016 album as I explore our new home state of Colorado!

 

Pics from Training/Racing, Jan – June 2014

Pics From Training, June – December 2013

I take a lot of pics when out training and periodically upload them. A bit late on the upload here but this is the second half of 2013…First half of the year can be found here. A bicycle or running shoes can take you to some beautiful places!

Pictures From Training, Jan – May 2013

Pics from training

This was one of my bigger track workouts, 11mi with warm-up and cool-down, with 2 x (1600 tempo / 8:00 of 30sec hard, 30sec easy / 1600 tempo). Don’t tell anyone I was running shirtless with a HRM strap, visor, and calf sleeves…

Crazy “mushroom” cloud taken on 8/2/12 from East Butler Ave looking towards the N/NE side of Mt Elden

Black Eyed Susan flowers (or something similar) along Lake Mary Road on 8/4/12

Crazy hub flange failure on 7/18/12

Drive side of hub flange failure

Awesome view from Snowbowl on the 4th of July, 2012

4th of July ride 2012, looking west from Snowbowl

Nice view of the San Francisco Peaks from the 180 on 7/4/12

Pic from a rather rainy ride on 7/14/12

8000′ sign far out on the 180