Category Archives: Racing

2015 Ironman 70.3 Vineman Race Report

It’s been four years since my last triathlon, but I managed to be one of the lucky 2300 when registration opened and snagged a spot for the 2015 Vineman 70.3.  I had a great race, but I have to admit … Continue reading

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Boba Team Time Trial

The Fighting Bobas arrange a Team Time Trial (TTT) race in Geyserville.  It’s a 16.8-mile course with some rolling hills and very little traffic.  It’s a ride at your own risk kind of thing, no services offered by the Bobas, … Continue reading

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Santa Rosa Marathon – Boston Qualified!

I’ve been training hard since mid-May, logging 20-50 miles per week, and Sunday morning it all came together.  I ran a 3:08:07 at the Santa Rosa Marathon, a new PR by 32 minutes, and qualified for Boston!  It was really … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Twilight criterium #6

I raced Bike Monkey’s Tuesday Night Twilight series for the second time. I missed a few races while recovering from pneumonia, which I had during my first race but didn’t know about.  I had a fun time, was smarter with … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Twilight criterium

I raced my first criterium yesterday evening at Bike Monkey’s Tuesday Night Twilight series. I had fun but was over-eager, screwed up my racing strategy, spent too much energy early, and threw away a podium spot.  I coasted over the … Continue reading

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2011 Vineman Ironman 70.3 Race Report

After the brutal season-opening Wildflower I wasn’t too keen on another half-Ironman triathlon. The Vineman 70.3 changed everything. What a fun race! I set new personal records in the swim and bike and minimized my losses on the run.

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2011 Avia Wildflower Long Course Triathlon Race Report

The Wildflower Long Course is well-known as a brutal early-season race: 3500ft elevation on the bike and 2100ft on the run! Crazy. The great thing about doing such a hard race as my first 70.3 mile half-Ironman distance is that … Continue reading

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2010 Marin County Triathlon Olympic Triathlon Race Report

I raced the 2010 Marin County Triathlon on an amazing beautiful morning in China Camp on San Pablo Bay. Last Triathlon of the season! I raced hard, finished third in my age group, and most importantly BEAT MY TIME GOAL … Continue reading

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2010 Ukiah Sprint Triathlon Race Report

Bingles had been hyping the Ukiah tri all summer – and geez, it’s only a little sprint tri – so we signed up. I raced pretty hard and got on the podium! Third place baby! Yeah yeah, third place among … Continue reading

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2010 Silicon Valley International Triathlon (SVIT) Race Report

My second Olympic-length triathlon of the season was the Silicon Valley International Triathlon held at San Jose’s Lake Almaden. Teammate Bingels and I did the Olympic-length tri on Sunday after his wife Jingels did her first sprint triathlon the day … Continue reading

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