January 9, 2020

With the holidays over, and the new year upon us, I thought this would be the perfect time to review my 2019 season, and explain how my coach Inaki de la Parra and I used HRV4Training to track how multiple stressors potentially affected performance.

Any sort of tra...

December 18, 2019


Fun race, and very (VERY) spectator friendly. The swim is fast and easy to navigate.The three looped bike course is mostly flat with a slight incline at the end, and while it can get pretty crowded during the last loop, it allows spectators to see their athl...

July 4, 2019

For the past 10 days I’ve been training at Boulder, which is about 1,600 meters above sea level (some days we reached 3,700 meters!). Doing most of my training at sea level, I knew this was going to be a challenge. I kept measuring my HRV during this time as I love see...

December 2, 2018

It's been a while since I've written about my races this year, but I've definitely been training hard, and racing as much as I can. This year, it was all about the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I didn't really change much of my traini...

April 29, 2018

It’s been about three months since Sam from Speed Hound Endurance asked me to test the new recovery system he has been developing. I was excited to give it a go since I had been training for a half marathon and I was really crushing my legs. The theory behind this syst...

September 18, 2017

Going to back to school is never easy. The idea of not having a steady source of income and becoming a full-time student again is nerve-racking! Looking back, I believe it was a great decision, but it is impossible to know what the future has planned for you. All you h...

September 15, 2016

PR's, cold water, and lots of fun!

I think I was probably one of the first people to sign up for the IM 70.3 Santa Cruz! I like to plan ahead of time when it comes to my racing schedule, and paying the entrance fee in advance is just one more way to feel committed for t...

September 5, 2016

A fast, spectator-friendly course

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to race at the Tri Santa Cruz Olympic distance triathlon organized by Finish Line Productions. It also happened to be the Para-triathlon international championship, a memorable experience I will talk mo...

September 5, 2016

If you want to be a doctor, commit to it. If you want to start your own business, commit to it. If you want the job of your dreams, commit to it. Whatever you decide doing in your life, commit to it.

The simple fact of life is that we try to over-complicate things for t...

July 20, 2016

The 2016 season has been a season of learning for me. You could argue that after all these years of training and racing, I should know better. However, we are creatures of habit (good and bad), and this year has taught me to never underestimate the power of being prepa...

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