4 things I learned from failing to qualify for Boston in Baltimore

Well, I tried. I tried to qualify for Boston by running a sub-3 hour marathon during the Baltimore Running Festival, and I gave myself 13 weeks to do it. All things considered, those are not favorable circumstances to try to qualify. Especially when you consider the elevation, relative new-ness to the world of marathon running, […]

8 Weeks of Sub 3 Hour Marathon Training: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

I’ll cut to the chase with this post – sometimes, training is just hard. Not every session is perfect, some are downright bad, and not every one of them even happens. It’s something I learned all too well during Ironman training. Sometimes life interferes, sometimes you’re just tired, sometimes you’re super motivated and your body […]

Never stop until you get home – an inspirational story w/ Brian Johnson | Tri Journey Podcast Ep2

When Jack, a father figure diagnosed with MS after his first two Ironman races called up Brian and asked him to join him for Ironman Tulsa in 2020, there was only one answer: See you at the starting line. Brian was gracious enough to sit down with me for about an hour and share his […]

The Best Triathlon Gear For Beginners: The Comprehensive Guide

If you’ve decided to train for your first Ironman, there’s a strong chance you’ve quickly become overwhelmed by the amount of gear that you’ll need. It’s not as simple as grabbing some shoes, borrowing a bike, and slapping some goggles on. There are dozens (hundreds?) of different things to consider, and it’s made all the […]

Don’t eat sweet potatoes raw (and other Ironman nutrition advice) w/ Emily Connors | Tri Journey Podcast Ep1

I’m joined by Emily Connors, Nutritionist & close personal friend to talk all things Ironman nutrition. What to eat, what not to eat, when and how much to eat, etc, etc. She drops all sorts of knowledge bombs ranging from how to count your macros without counting, and what an awful idea it would be […]