In 2013 I participated in my first triathlon race season. I have been riding a road bike since 2008 and after a failed attempt at taking on competitive road cycling, participated in three LIVESTRONG Challenge 70 mile bike events in the Philadelphia area from 2008-2010, raising over $2,000 for the LIVESTRONG Foundation. I spent spare time weightlifting and running prior to taking an interest in Triathlon. An unidentifiable injury set my running back until I found the cause were my shoes. After replacing those in early 2013 I was able to get back on my feet without problem. I successfully completed 5 races in 2013 and made podium in the last two.
At the end of 2013 I suffered a neck injury after a Chiropractor visit on Dec 23. It has been hurting to turn my neck ever since. I can’t wait to get back into the sport. The 2014 season was so promising and my training was going very well up until then. We shall see what happens.
Here are some 2013 Season Highlights.
In this episode I talk briefly about how to re-launch your running workouts if you took a winter break, a quick injury update on my neck thing (it hasn't improved), and I review Target's new formula of Market Pantry Chocolate Whey Protein. Yeah, there's an editing...
In this video I give my opinion on some of Triathlete Magazine's 2014 gear trends. Hilarious blooper at the end!Article can be found here for reference: http://triathlon.competitor.com/2014/01/gear-tech/intelligent-design-6-new-gear-trends-for-2014_92257 --- Don't...
Yesterday I learned via a friend on Google+ that pro triathlete Jesse Thomas had his bike stolen the other day. The locale is San Francisco. It is a Specialized Shiv with a one-of-a-kind paint job. Hoping it is found expediently and unharmed. Jesse's tweet:...
I've been seeing a chiropractor for the better part of last year and it finally bit me. I didn't think I needed to be going and recently I ended up with a muscle injury of some kind the day after a weightlifting session when I went for an adjustment. Needless to say,...
Just in time for the new year! In this video I go over my training, races, and a couple special post-season moments from my first season racing in Triathlon. It was a great experience and I hope to do even better next year. Happy New Year! To visit my YouTube channel,...
Still suffering from neck injury – no races planned yet.
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A Few of My Favorite Things
- Tri Suits: 2XU Elite (2011 model) and 2XU Compression Tri Suit (2012 model)
- Workout tracking: Garmin Forerunner 910XT
- Tifosi Podium XC sunglasses
- Bag: Zoot Performance Transition backpack
- Wetsuit: 2XU T:3
- Goggle: Speedo Vanquisher & Air Seal Tri
- Swim Cap: Junior Silicone Cap (I have a small head!)
- Storage: Speedo deluxe mesh gear bag
- Bike: 2008 Specialized Allez double
- Helmet: Bell Gage, White\Silver
- Kit: Voler Campione bibs & Red club jersey
- Shoes: Exustar unknown model (would like to upgrade – they’re too big and falling apart)
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