10 Tips for Transitioning Back into Training and Making This Your Greatest Year Yet!
Let’s face it – is the thought of sleeping in more appealing than your bike trainer at 5am on a Monday morning? I don’t blame you. This time of year, with the holidays behind us, and a looming race season ahead – It can be tough to make the transition from party mode back into training mode. … More Changing Your Mindset: Making the Transition from Off-Season to ON
Earlier this week I was given the opportunity of a lifetime, to race and represent First Descents as a rider in the professional field in the iconic Leadville 100 Mountain bike race. … More Racing the Leadville 100 with First Descents
On January 26, 2018, I had the incredible honor of being inducted into the Mid Maryland Tri Club (MMTC) Hall of Fame. This was my acceptance speech. My attempt to express in words the immeasurable depth of my gratitude to the group of caring individuals that have supported me, encouraged me, and made the dream of becoming a professional athlete possible. The best way, I concluded, to help them understand the pivotal role they had played in my life, would be to share my journey of becoming an Ironman athlete and the role that endurance sports has played in helping me to overcome the tragedy, struggle, injustice and heartache that is life. I would not be where I am today without this club. … More My Journey to becoming an Ironman Pro Triathlete
Swimming Braver with Ironman Champion Rachel Joyce and Dana Platin at their Workshop Held in Boulder … More How to Turn Fear into Courage
I had the thrill of joining a super strong Brazilian field including local favorites and race winners Igor Amorelli and Pamella Oliveira, in the inaugural Ironman Florianopolis 70.3 race held in the south of Brazil this past weekend. … More First Race of the Season – IM Florianopolis 70.3
My last race of the season was a total gamble when life threw in some unexpected twists. Although it was not my best day, it was special to return to Cozumel, to place in the Top 10, and come away with a new Ironman PR of 9:20:18. … More IM Cozumel Race Report
As published on Coloradotriathlete.com on October 3, 2017. As fall arrives so does Kona, and the thought of racing in an exotic, tropical location may cross more than one triathlete’s mind. That said, is it really a good idea to make your next Ironman (or your first) a destination race vacation? Here is pro triathlete … More Should You Make Your Ironman A Destination Race Vacation?
Look beyond disc wheels and an aero helmet for a faster bike split – the secret may be in your saddle … More Top 3 Saddles for Long Course Triathlon
It was a whirlwind first year of chasing my dreams, from the decision to turn Pro, to leaving my job and financial security, to packing my car and driving cross country to train with a coach and team in Boulder, CO. This is my story of taking the plunge, a giant leap of faith into the unknown. … More Stepping off the Ledge – Going Pro
Professional Triathlete Nicole Valentine shares her survival tips to make travel to your next race go smoother than your flight! … More Travel Like an Ironman Pro