Category: Getting Faster

The 5-Hour PR

In 2010, I completed my first Ironman at Coeur d’Alene in 15 hours, 35 minutes. In 2016, I finished Ironman Arizona in 10 hours, 33 minutes for a total PR of 5 hours, 3 minutes. Here’s how I did it. Getting a Coach My first Ironman was one of the most painful, memorable, and meaningful

Position Changes for Shorter Cranks

The benefits of short cranks, particularly for triathletes, have been debated at length. Studies show that crank length may affect maximal power output and oxygen uptake, though efficiency may be more related to pedal speed (i.e. 2π * crank length / cadence). Thus, if you move to shorter cranks and keep your cadence and power

Admit Your Weaknesses

It’s time to admit it. Running is my biggest weakness in triathlon. I’m 30 years old. I started swimming competitively when I was 5 and continued doing so until I was 18. I started running cross country when I was 12 and continued doing so until I was 18 (As an aside, my method of