Friday, December 21, 2012

Flashback Friday Fast Swim Set

Yes I'm the only one at masters who celebrates the "Flashback Friday" and the radio didn't even play the flashback songs this morning.  It was tough to knock this set out without hearing Rumpshaker, Ice Ice Baby, Hammertime, or some random old school TLC song.  Any way we had a solid set that I thought I'd share because though it looks doable (and it is), if you do it right the wheels might just fall off...or maybe that's just me.

Warm Up - 600
200 swim
200 kick
200 pull

Main Set - 2600
8 x 100 @ 90% on 2:00
400 pull easy
6 x 100 @ 90% on 2:00
400 pull easy
4 x 100 MAX on 2:00

Kick Set - 600
6 x 100 on 1:40

Cool Down - 200 easy

It's a nice way to knock out 4000 early in the morning.  As always it's tough to get out of bed just to go and jump in the cold water...but you never regret a workout.

I'm going to put together some training opportunities for the L3 Endurance crew over the next couple of weeks, so if you're interested check back or check the L3 Endurance facebook page, twitter, or website for more information.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Little Things Make Me Tick...

I came to the realization today that small things help to motivate me.  These aren't necessarily "things" that tick me off, but just things that motivate me.  I'm not going to divulge what helped get me going today, it wasn't a bad thing, wasn't about something someone said or did, nothing like that.  It was just a little piece of motivation to help me realize that I'm headed in the right direction.  Not going to lie it was kind of a surprise as well...alright enough talking in code because I'm sure I'm making zero sense right now.

This morning we had a good turn out for an L3 Endurance trainer session. We had 3 different workouts going on for 3 different athletes, and it was great to experience the hard work everyone put in!  Seeing athletes succeed definitely helps me to stay motivated.  Maybe that's what set me up for a solid day of training...I don't know.  What I do know is that things are rolling along nicely, and I've had some great sessions in the pool lately.  Though yesterday my arms were about ready to fall off, today they came back and I was able to hit some solid times (for me at least) without putting in a huge effort.  Don't you just love it when that happens?

I'm really wishing this rain we're getting was snow...but it's not so we all have to deal.  Some exciting things are happening on the L3 Endurance scene and we'll break them out soon.  If you haven't seen the cycling kits, they are sweet!  We'll be ordering up some tri kits in mid January, you won't want to miss out on that, and if you were interested in getting a cycling kit we may be able to reorder at that time as well, let me know if you're interested.

The Zoot Ultra Team blog is going to be resurected super soon as if you're out there lurking around for some dorky blogs to read that will surely have some awesome information for you.  It will have links to all of the Zoot Ultra Team members personal blogs as lurk away.  When it's up and running I'll post a link to it here.

Tomorrow is "Flashback Friday" at masters...well I call it that, though I seem to be the only one that follows that logic.  I'm using it as a reason to wear the sweet Kona Underwear Run edition from the Zoot crew...I'll spare you the photos on that one.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My Zoot Favorites

As most of you know I'm fortunate enough to race for the Zoot Ultra Team, and have for the past 2 seasons.  Racing for Zoot has allowed me to try most of their products, and I have to say that I'm super impressed with all of them.  I thought that I'd list a few of my favorites if you're looking to give Zoot a try (my first question would have to be what the heck took you so long?) here are some products that I would recommend.


Ultra TT 5.0 - These are my go to training shoes on a daily basis.  I rotate through a couple of pairs of these and love them. bet!  Comfortable...absolutely!  They are lightweight enough to race in, but have enough "shoe" to be able to train with daily as well. 

Ultra Kiawe - This shoe is new in the Zoot line up and were designed specifically for Jordan Rapp and Javier Gomez.  Jordan won Ironman New York City wearing these bad boys, and Javier earned himself an Olympic silver medal...not too shabby. Definitely not a shoe to wear training every day, but a true racing flat.  Light, tight and responsive.  Though I didn't race Ironman in them, I'm kicking the idea around of racing with them in Kona next year.


Zoot Ultra Cycling Kit - These kits look much like our "team" kit and are sure to turn heads out on the road.  The fit is awesome, material super comfortable and the number of compliments that I get on these kits is awesome.  Something that's sweet too is they have a long sleeve version of this which is great on those chilly mornings to ride...or to run in as well!!  Oh yea and they definitely look "pro".

WRKSnano THERMOcell Jacket - Winter in Chicago can get cold (though it hasn't yet) and we definitely need something to whether the elements (yep pun totally intended there...that's about as witty as I get).  The sweet THERMOcell jacket is not only stylish but practical.  That's one of the best parts about Zoot, not only do they want their gear to look sweet...they want the functionality to be the most important thing!  This jacket doesn't disappoint (and if you are interested there is a vest too!)

Men's WRKSnano THERMOcell Jacket


Prophet - If you're looking for some free speed in the water your search is over. The Prophet is by far the most comfortable wetsuit I've ever worn, and it's held up well to a lot of abuse (not that I'm abusive but for some reason my fellow swimmers try to rip it off of me during races...they must all be jealous and want the wetsuit that bad I guess).


Performance Sport Pack - If you ask Brit she might tell you that I have a bag obsession...and I would have to agree with her on that one.  What can I say I like bags to fill with stuff.  I like this bag so much that I actually have 3 of them, and I'm in the process of ordering more to get customized for the L3 Endurance crew as well.  The  bag is awesome for just about anything...not just triathlon related.  If you don't have one, you really should, for $35 you can't go wrong.

Performance Sport Pack

I'll leave it at that for now.  If you have questions about certain items let me know!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Trainer Tuesday 1.0

As the winter months roll on here, many of us in the colder climates are stuck riding indoors on our trainers.  Though we've had some really mild weather thus far, and no snow so the roads are still clear enough to ride (also read they haven't thrown salt down yet), I don't think it's possible to get the same workout done outdoors in the suburbs of Chicago.  So here is a set that the L3 Endurance crew did on the trainer this morning:

Warm Up - 15' build to 80% of FTP

Main Set - 40'
-5' @ 70% of FTP
-5' @ 75% of FTP
-5' @ 80% of FTP

-5' @ 85% of FTP
-5' @ 90% of FTP
-5' @ 85% of FTP
-5' @ 80% of FTP
-5' @ 75% of FTP
Cool Down - 5'-10' easy spin in the small chain ring

If you don't have a power measuring device no worries.  Here's a breakdown for you:

70% = RPE 6
75% = RPE 6-7
80% = RPE 7
85% = RPE 7-8
90% = RPE 8

Another way you can do it is to put your bike 1 gear harder for each 5% while maintaining the same cadence.

Enjoy it!  The L3 Endurance crew was cranking away this morning...definitely fun to see the hard work in action!

Monday, December 17, 2012


Sometimes it's good to take a step back and to think about what's really important.  This is a super busy time of year for everyone, and I really think it's important for people to take a step back and to think about where they are in their lives, how they got there, and who they have to thank.  I could go on and on, but the fact of the matter is I have a pretty darn good life!  Sure there have been some rough patches, but who doens't have those?  Some people have it rougher than others, but if you're reading this odds are you have things pretty good when you take a step back and think.

So today, nothing about swim/bike/run (that is the last mention of it I swear) and just take a step back to think about how lucky you really are.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Work Works

Change is not something that happens over night.  But it's always exciting when you can feel change happening.  I'm not going to say that I feel like I've broken through in any crazy regard, but I do feel change happening.  What is this "change" that I speak of?  I'm going to let you ponder that, but it's not something that can happen without a tremendous amount of work and a dedicated team to help you get there. I'm extremely fortunate to have the best team around supporting me, and can't wait to see where this change leads me to.

Last night I went and picked up the new L3 Endurance cycling kits (since I missed the delivery during the day).  On the way to pick them up I was talking with my agent Nick from Fortitude Sports Agency and he said you're either going to be like "yeah they're cool" or "dude these are f*#king awesome"...let's just say his second response was dead on.  Some of the L3 crew is going to crank out a trainer session tomorrow morning followed by a short transition run, I'll get some pictures of the crew in action...until then here's a sneak peak.

The L3 Endurance Cycling Kit

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Coming Off of a Break...

As triathletes most of us (and yes I'm DEFINITELY included in this) don't ever really want to take a break.  We think we're going to lose everything we have, and everyone else is becoming more fit than us ect...  This year is the first time in a few years that I've taken a true break.  I do know it was the right decision, as your body cannot continue to get beat up year after year without a break.  That would be a great way to get injured!!  It's super important to make sure you avoid injury, and making sure that you start up after a break conservatively is crucial.

When you start training again you want to hit the ground running...and really all you're doing is running yourself into the ground if you do too much too soon.  Remember that you haven't lost everything you have, and that you're starting from a different (and hopefully "more fit" that makes complete sense in my head and probably doesn't on a blog) place than before.  I make sure to stress to our L3 Endurance athletes that they start slowly, and most importantly that they stay consistent.  Introducing more volume slowly is key, and we only want to introduce it when the body (and mind) is ready for it.  For example, we are in the midst of the holiday season...everyone is super busy with shopping, holiday parties, spending time with family (which should take a backseat to nothing) ect...  So would this be the best time to introduce another "stress" (which is exactly what adding more volume to training is) to your life?  Nope, enjoy the season, stay consistent with your workouts and lay off of that extra cookie/brownie/beer/egg nog/wine...whatever it might  be.  Get your workouts done early and get ready to rip it up in 2013.

Yesterday I came home to an unexpected package.  Zoot is seriously way too good to me!  I had an awesome package from Jake and the crew over there to help me get through this winter season running and riding in style!

 Zoot Ultra Wrksnano Thermocell Jacket
Zoot Ultra Team Cycle Jacket
Thanks Jake and everyone at Zoot you guys are awesome!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My New Ride - 2013 CEEPO Viper

I'm super excited to announce that in the 2013 triathlon season I will be riding the brand new 2013 CEEPO ViperCEEPO is no stranger to the Ironman world and has been the official bike sponsor for Ironman for a few years.  Their new Viper has been redesigned with the triathlete in mind, and I can't wait to start cranking away the miles on the new ride.  Here is a little more information about my new ride from the CEEPO website:

2013 The All New CP Viper

Our new frame shape has been developed by the evolution of previous models and designs. The all new VIPER has an improved frame shape for the side wind by changing the frame shape concept to a curved shape from a straight shape.

The weight has also become lighter by this new curved shape concept.

With the 4 size offerings, it is easier to set the best riding position for each athlete. The new Shimano Di2 battery can be placed inside the seat tube. The handling stability on the curves is improved by the head tube stiffness, and acceleration is enhanced by the improved bottom bracket stiffness. The VIPER geometry is designed for long distance triathlon race where athletes need to run comfortably after the 180km bike ride with special consideration for Ironman Hawaii. Saving the rider’s energy for the

run while maximizing pedal power is key in long distance Triathlon, and the new Viper does just that. The Seat post can be flipped (front / back) for the best saddle position.

I'm pumped to join the CEEPO family and can't wait to see the Viper take me to some new and improved bike splits in 2013.  My bike will look slightly different as I'll be rocking SRAM Red components and a Zipp cockpit thanks to Nick at Fortitude Sports Agency.

Everything has been rolling along training wise, I've been slowly ramping things back up and am starting to feel pretty good about where I am going into 2013.  I'm planning a couple of training camps (some may be here in Chicago out of L3 Endurance) so if you're interested in joining me for any of those let me know.  I'm thinking the first one will be at the end of this month with some of the L3 Endurance crew.  If you haven't checked out their website make sure you do so (

I am changing some things up with training, we'll see how it goes, I do have a feeling though that it will be pretty effective.  I'll get some pictures up of my new Viper when I start to get it built up.  Thanks CEEPO can't wait to get this season started!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


It's really interesting what influence you can have on other people and vise versa.  So what do you do to positively influence people on a daily basis...what do others do to influence you?  It's really pretty amazing when you take a step back and think about that.  I'm definitely grateful for those who influence me in a positive way. 

So today's challenge is to take a step back and to think about people who help you day to day in any small way.  That might be by interactions you have with the person, maybe you read their blog/column/website, whatever it might be how are you positively influenced?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


There are different things that fuel (motivate) people.  I've read that Peter Reid always raced better when something pissed him off...and I can definitely see how that would be true, though that is short lived because should you really be angry that often?

I've read and heard of some interesting happenings lately, some things that I was looking for to help fuel me, others that aren't directed at anything, but I find interesting.  It's always nice to have that "fuel" so to speak...the key is not burning through all of it too early (which I think I've done in the past).  So instead I'm focusing my attention elsewhere, yep a house remodel would be where the focus is now.  I always have time to get back to swim/bike/run stuff.

I will say I'm loving the new Zoot running gear that I got...the stuff is super warm, and so very comfortable, totally the best sponsor ever!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


The fog has taken over Chicago, and I'm not going to lie it's kind of cool.  Except for the fact that you can't see where you're driving/riding.  There have  been some interesting pieces of writing that I've been reading lately and it's be reassuring to me.  Very simple concepts, and simple to put into practice.

Hopefully this fog lifts so that I can get a ride in with some of the L3 Endurance crew...while more of them are coming for some threshold tests today.  L3 Endurance is rolling, it's exciting and growing, let me know if you want more information!

Here's a little motivation to keep things "Rollin"...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


I think triathletes (and most people for that matter) are all looking for the easy way to accomplish their goals.  Now I can't say that I blame them, why not right?  But when it comes down to accomplishing goals I think there is one way to go about it.  KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID!  The motto for L3 Endurance is "Work Works" and it's pretty simple really...without putting in the work you're not going to meet your goal.  Prior to Kona I didn't put in the work...therfore had a subpar performance.  I have to live with that on a daily basis...well at least until I get to race again to redeem myself which is a LONG ways away.

So in the meantime I'm going to have to deal with that last race and plug along to fix that in the future.  There is some exciting news on the horizon stay tuned!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Progress is a Slow Thing

So the bathroom project continues...but I think that things will be rolling along quicker soon.  Most of it is framed out, lights have been picked out and purchased, old galvanized pipes have been changed to copper (and note to self...don't forget to sweat 1 creates a mess and a lot more work), vanity is complete (thanks to my Dad) things are rolling along.  Hopefully I'll be able to see some solid progress after this week.

Besides that things are pretty chill, not much going on from the training front.  Still trying to figure out what the plan for next year is going to be.  Thinking a lot of fun, and some different things...what those are I'm not sure.  But I'm guessing many more things that involve dirt and trails (which we don't have many of around here).

Friday, November 9, 2012

Plugging Away...

The sun was out on my ride to school today which was very welcome!  I do much better when I see the sun, I don't care how cold it is really as long as it's sunny.  And if it's going to be cloudy it might as well rain or snow...I hate gloominess!

Anyway thanks to Nick my belt drive 29er is back in action as my commuter bike, which I'm pretty pumped about.  It's nice to ride to and from work looking for gravel, and things to run over.  Strange...maybe but that's me.

Life's been pretty busy lately, but I've been able to give my Zoot kicks some work every so often which is nice.  Keating and I decided that Friday's at masters swim it would be "Flashback Friday"...meaining it's time to break out the speedo's.  I'm not going to lie it is a lot faster to swim in a speedo as opposed to a drag suit. 

Pumped for the weekend, hopefully I'll make some more progress on the bathroom remodel. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Nothing Flashy...

Sorry about the absence on the blog.  Since we've arrived home from Hawaii it's been busy with a variety of different things.  I took some down time, which is the first time I've done that in a few years.  It felt weird, I got crabby, motivated, and my mind went a million different directions (which gets really scary!!). 

So after about a two and a half week break I decided it was time to get back on the horse.  I had a lot of time to think and reflect back on the 2012 season.  I can't complain.  I didn't race much, but when I did I made it count (well most of the time). 3 Ironman races of which there were 2 Kona Qualifying performances and the 3rd performance (although not my best) in Kona, not a bad way to spend 5 months.

I'm looking forward to getting back to work, tackling some home remodel projects (of which I only have one fully functioning bathroom right now...and it's pretty ghetto), and most importantly helping Brit plan our wedding. 

The theme for 2013 was today's title..."Nothing Flashy" and that's the plan, I don't plan on doing anything crazy...just trying to stay consistent day in and day out to put the work in.

Work Works.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Brief Kona 2012 Wrap Up

Sorry for the lack of blogging in Kona last week...I just couldn't pull myself away from being outside to sit at a computer.  That and the wireless internet really wasn't the best outdoors.

So here is a quick wrap up of the week...

Pre-Race - Awesome (as always).  I was able to catch up with quite a few sponsors, fellow Zoot Ultra Team members, and really take in the Kona experience. 

Race - Well I finished, it wasn't a great day for me, but wasn't a terrible day either.  I learned a lot and know where I can works right?

It is kind of sad to be back home, but nice to think that I'll be back racing there next October.  So now I'll get a little down time, take out the mountain bike, and relax for a few weeks before figuring out a plan to attack next season.  Special thanks to my Kona support crew: Brittany, Mom, Dad, Cory, Katie, Eddie, and Anne.  And to everyone for their well wishes and who followed me at home!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Best Year Ever??!!

I'm extremely fortunate to have amazing friends!  This morning as I'm emailing back and forth with Chad he says "I think this is your best year yet, 2 Kona qualifications and getting engaged."  I hadn't thought about the year as a whole...but now that I take a step back he's absolutley right!  2012 has been an incredible year.

Thanks Chad for making me take a step back and to look at how awesome this year has been.

On the training front things are rolling along.  My confidence is just about where it needs to be. My weight is right where it needs to be, balancing on the fence between I'm hungry yet I'm's a delicate balance, and yes I know I'm strange.  I started pulling things together to start packing, but got a little side tracked.  There were dirty cassette's on Brit's bike and on my Zipp I had to clean those in the process.  Nothing worse than dirty parts on bikes.  The only bike that is supposed to be dirty is a mountain bike, and I can't wait to get on that in about 2 weeks!

Pumped for Kona!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


It's amazing how quickly you can gain confidence...and then how quickly you can lose it!  Before Ironman Wisconsin my confidence level was faily least for the bike it was.  However, I never felt that great on the bike during that race.  This transition from IMWI to Ironman Hawaii has been strange for me, and everything is unknown. I have ideas of what I want to do in training, but there are days (many days) which my body has different I do what I believe is smart, I listen to my body.  Yes this is very strange for me to do, but I think given the fitness I built up over the summer now is just a maintenance type of approach for the next 10 days.  Scary to think that in 10 days I'll be lining up for my 8th Ironman race, 3rd Ironman in 5 months and 2nd time in Kona.

I had an awesome swim yesterday, and a confidence boosting ride for sure! I felt strong and like I was able to maintain power relatively comfortably.  Especially on false flats, which is encouraging!  Maybe it was the sweet Cannondale all "SRAM'd/Zipp'd" out, or maybe it was me...who knows.  I decided to ride that wave of confidence and not run last night, which just means I'll get that run in tonight.  I need a few "confidence" building run sessions...though I'm not all that concerned because I know once we land in Hawaii I'll be able to get a few sessions in on Ali'i Drive, the Queen K and the Energy Lab which will help to boost that confidence for sure.

It's Tuesday and we leave Saturday morning.  Can't wait to get back to the island and to share this special place with Brit!

Last years race bike...this year will be a step up...just wait!

We're going to miss you year?

Bird, Cory & Katie...eating snowcones.  Bird 2013??

Team Lapinski waiting

Does it really get any better than a Hawaiian Sunset?

Monday, October 1, 2012


This weekend was awesome. And I have some big news to share, Brit and I got engaged Saturday night.  We are both super excited to start this next step in our lives!! I could not be happier to find the perfect girl for me!  Every day I'm taken back by the immense amount of love and support that Brittany shows for me, it is far beyond my wildest dreams.

Sorry I don't have a picture of her with the ring on...but here are a few happy ones!!

Always endless support for this crazy hobby! (Ironman St. George 2012)

She can even smile knowing the day is going to be exhausting (Ironman Wisconsin 2012)

At Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA

After a sunset dinner on the beach in California


Glen Arbor, MI

Something we both love...the sun & the sand

Thursday, September 27, 2012


I'm sure that the time between now and when we leave for Kona will fly by.  So I suppose it's not too early to start preparing.  Obviously the training part is pretty much done by now.  Just a few more confidence building sessions and then we're good to go on that front.  Saturday should be a big and fun test.  Hopefully it won't put me into the hurt locker too bad.

It's going to be a busy weekend, and what I've found is the busier I am the faster the time goes...which is nice because I can't wait to leave!

Instead of just Kona photo's today I thought I'd put up some pictures from other Ironman races...just to remind myself of where I've  been and of the work that I've done.

Ironman Couer d' Alene (either 2008 or 2011, thinking 2011)  This is where the Ironman dream started...and hasn't stopped since.

Ironman Couer d' Alene 2011...when a bad day is still sub 10 hours there shouldn't be too much to complain about.

Ironman Arizona 2010...this is where the Kona dream became a reality!
Ironman 70.3 Kansas 2011.  Solid race, proud to be rocking the Zoot Ultra Team kit!

Ironman St. George 2012.  One of my favorite race photo's ever!  An incredibly hard course on a normal day, this day would be EPIC to say the least...and a Kona bid was once again realized.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Work Works...

That's pretty much my go to phrase because I truly believe it!  You can ask any of my L3 Endurance athletes and they would tell you that #workworks is pretty synonomous with me.  I've been taught that the only way to get what you want is to work for it.  This simple phrase can be applied to most things in life which is part of the reason I like it.

Next time you're sitting on your couch at night having already skipped a workout for the day think to yourself, "Am I going to regret getting this workout in?"  I would be willing to bet that after a workout the answer will be a resounding no.  Even if it's a 20 minute run through your neighborhood, you won't regret it. 

In keeping with the photo are a few:

One of the most famous (if not THE most famous) finish lines in triathlon...

Race Morning

Post Race "Team Lapinski" what an awesome group!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

What an Awesome Morning to Ride

After freezing yesterday morning on my ride to school, I was looking forward to riding home.  Well that didn't happen, as I somehow ended up with a flat tire.  So I had to run home from school, to grab a tube to fix my big deal.

My ride this morning was amazing though.  Perfect temperature, quiet roads (for the most part) and just a sort of tranquility that seemed perfect to me!  The forecast for the rest of the week looks solid too, which is welcome news to me!  If you haven't checked out the L3 Endurance website yet, make sure you do that ( and like the page on Facebook too.

In continuing with the Hawaii pictures, here are a few more:

The Lapinski Kids at the Beach

Cory said he was getting the "Large" snow cone this year.  I think it will be the size of a basketball because this was a "medium"

Chillin on the sea wall

Does it get much better than this?

Monday, September 24, 2012

In Less Than Two Weeks...

...we get to go back to the Big Island of Hawaii for triathlon's largest race.  The Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii take place on October 13th.  I feel extremely fortunate to have such a huge support team traveling with me once have 7 people in Hawaii to cheer you on is absolutely amazing!    No it's not that hard to convince someone to travel to Hawaii, but I still feel extremely fortunate to have the best "Team" out there!

I thought I'd post a pic or two every day (or every post) to remind myself just how awesome this trip is going to if I needed anything to help remind me. 

Dig Me Beach during a morning swim during race week.

Cory and I enjoying an early morning run along Ali'i was probably 5:15 a.m. and we'd been awake for far longer than that...jet lag is a pain.  Hopefully we'll have more runs like this in a couple of weeks, it was great being able to run with Cory once again, reminded me of the two of us training for a marathon together.

So I suppose it's time to start ramping it up again.  I'm pretty sure I'm recovered from IMWI as I had a solid long run on Saturday.  The unfortunate part is that my bike has already left for the big island. I don't know why but it stinks that I won't be able to ride it until I get there.  So in the meantime I suppose my sweet road bike will get some action, along with the Ridley on the Computrainer.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Catching Up w/ Pictures

I realize that over the summer this blog was I thought I'd try to catch up with some pictures that I have from an awesome summer!!

Well this was before May actually.  Brit and I had lunch here the day before Ironman St. George while the rest of the crew was off hiking at Zion National Park.  We're looking at the swim course...little did we know it would look far different about 20 minutes into the swim the next day!  Who doesn't like having a picnic in the water though?

Vacation in northern Michigan

It was hot, and Lake Michigan is right behind us...I was tempted to jump in!

There is a store in Glen Arbor which is now making a ton of money off of sticker, shirts, ect...that have "M22" on them.

The birthday cake that Katie made for me, and it tasted amazing too!

Overlooking some sand dunes up in Michigan...rough life I know.

Roxy wondering why the heck we are downstairs

Winther has decided that this is now his designated lounge chair. 

This is what happens after mountain biking with the pups.

My dinner creation last night.  Bison & Sweet Potato Tacos

You know you're spoiled when you come home to some sweet Zoot Kona gear.  Seriously Zoot is awesome!!!!  Can't wait to get out to the big island once again.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Few Ironman Wisconsin Pics...

Pre-Race with Brit...and the rest of the amazing support crew!

Chillin before the swim start

Climbing up Old Sauk

About to climb Midtown...I hate that hill!

Bike out of Verona

Just keep running...

Finishing...prior to them changing the clock!