Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New website

My new website and blog can be found here:



Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Taking the plunge

The past couple of years i have been dabbling in triathlon with far less than 100% effort and focus. Most of my energy has been put into our house project and our growing family. While I have no regrets choosing this path, it has been non the less frustrating to feel i am missing a real opportunity to reach my full potential and do something special in triathlon.

This autumn i attended an itu coaching clinic to start developing a long term option to stay involved with sport and give back the knowledge I have accumulated through my experiences. During this coaching course I began to realize how little I have applied myself to triathlon and how big room for improvement I have. I spoke with one of the instructures, world renowned running and triathlon coach, Bobby McGee, and asked his opinion on my situation. Not only did Bobby encourage me to commit full-time to triathlon but he also helped to set me up with a great coach in Jesse Kropelnicki, to make it happen. www.qt2systems.com My friend John Spinney also highly recommended Jesse and put me in touch with him.

Jesse has taken a careful look through my past training and race results and constructed a strategy to reach my full potential, which he also agrees is much higher than my current level. Jesse has given me the confidence I can be competitive on the top level of endurance triathlon.

We have build a race calendar of 7-8 half distance events building toward the main goal of the Ironman 70.3 world championships in September. This is a massive commitment not only from myself but from my family and sponsors so my greatest appreciation goes to them.

In the coming days i will rollout a new website and details of this undertaking. Thanks for checking in and look back again soon to see more.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Painful adoption process

Every year about this time begins the painful process of finding a new home for the past season's race bike. This year my magnificent Felt B2 Pro found a caring home not far away that was kind enough to grant visitation rights. Now i can stay in touch with my old steed and make sure it is well taken care of. The new proud owner has already given the bike some special attention that it deserves. Note the fine details around the head tube :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Frankfurt marathon

I ran my goal of 2:35 almost exactly to the second. Great satisfaction in reaching a goal i set out long in advance. This result has also given me confidence i can reach my other goals in sport. Check back next week when i will outline next year's ambitions.