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 […]