Bicycling, racing

El Tour de Mesa race report

El Tour de Mesa It had been almost 5 years since my first road bike race. It was El Tour de Tucson in 2015. I raced with my cousin Phil in honor of my late uncle. The race had been shortened to 56 miles and I crossed thefinishing after 4hours. Despite the rain in 2015… Continue reading El Tour de Mesa race report


Bayshore 70.4 race report

Bayshore 70.4 Last week was the first race of the year. I used August-October my off season and ramped up in November when most people are getting in their fun cross training activities. This made it hard to focus, but my efforts proved for a great day at Bayshore. I told my coach "It's supposed… Continue reading Bayshore 70.4 race report


Quality characteristics

Here are some characteristics often used to describe an athlete: Drive. Discipline. Competitiveness. Self-confidence. Focus. Commitment. Raw talent. One characteristic I've found myself in need of as an athlete is vulnerability.   I started back in the pool this week working with my coach.  Swimming is a finely tuned sport that if you don't use… Continue reading Quality characteristics