Hi, I'm Kevin.  I'm a triathlete and mountaineer, among other things.   This is where I get to share my adventures with you.  

 

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Race Reports

August 15, 2018

Within about two weeks of the race it was clear that Ironman Canada 2018 was not going to be easy - even by Ironman standards.  The weather was forecasted for clear skies with highs in the mid 90's.  That along with the more than 8,000ft of climbing on the bike course would make for a very challenging day.  

My wife and I drove up to Whistler on Friday morning.  I got checked in for the race and wandered around the ex...

June 20, 2018

With less than two months to go until Ironman Canada, Victoria 70.3 lined up as the perfect preparation race.  It's a relatively flat course in a great location, so this trip would double as a mini vacation for my wife and I.  In the week leading up to the race, the weather didn't look promising - lows in the 50's and a good chance of rain.  I made sure to throw in my gloves and arm warmers, and prepared myself for what would...

October 2, 2017

I decided to run the Leavenworth marathon for a number of reasons - most of which had to do with my goal of breaking 3 hours.  It has a favorable course for a PR, with the first 10 miles being downhill and the remaining 16 mostly flat.  It's also a smaller marathon (participation-wise) which means that it's easier to get on the podium in your age group when compared to big marathons like Seattle and Portland.  The layout of th...

July 1, 2017

After a year of major transition for my wife and I, I finally had the chance to do another race!  I selected Ironman 70.3 Coeur d'Alene because it's relatively close to where we live and has a fantastic course with some great scenery.  

My previous 70.3 was St. George in 2015 where I had a good swim with a time of 39:22, but pushed too hard on the bike with a time of 2:53 and paid for it on the run with a sub-par time...

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