I Run. I Tri. I Science.

Runner. Triathlete. Exercise Science Student/Advocate. Former Fat Kid.

Who I Follow

Hands down my favorite half marathon! The #shorelinesharks never disappoint. No PR today, but I’ll take the 1:49 six days after the half ironman! #gulfbeach #running #racemedal #halfmarathon

"C - I bet it flattened itself out and went right through a seam in your wall.

D - I don’t think there’s anything in the laws of nature that support that…

C - Cats do not abide by the laws of nature, you don’t know shit about cats.”

Trying to get work done while being stared down by this lump of fur. He’s got the life.

My Quassy half iron medal has officially been retired to the wall of fame! The Pumpkinman medal will be displayed on my rear view mirror (alongside last year’s Philadelphia marathon medal; unless I PR my marathon this year, too) until the next time I PR my half iron time. It’s just something that I like to do that keeps me motivated.

For some reason I’m feeling amazing two days after the 70.3, but two days after the 20k last week I wanted to jump off a bridge. The weather will always be my nemesis.

I’ve been writing down all of the occurrences that happened during the race, so I should be able to write a comical recap sometime this weekend. Most likely it’ll be after the half marathon on Saturday!

You know what happens when you forget your Garmin at the hotel and consume over 250oz of fluid during the race?

50 minute PR!

Ecstatic isn’t even close to how I feel now! Triathlon season (for me) is officially in the books!

I’ve kinda fallen off the face of the social media planet as of late, but that’ll happen when the end of half-iron training goes head on with the start of a new school semester.

Finished off my last training session with a 10 minute OWS (pictured), 30 minute ride, and 10 minute run at 6AM in CT. Now I’m 4 hours north in Maine awaiting the inevitable asswhoopin that is the Pumpkinman. I visited the race site and was pleased about the swim venue, it looks very doable. The transition from swim to bike is another story… DO YOU SEE THAT HILL?!?! They actually have a separate award for the fastest ascent out of the water to the transition. How bout No. I’ll be taking my time.

And “flat Chris” is much more complex when it comes to triathlon. I swear it’s like going into battle when preparing for a tri, I had an anxiety attack wondering about what I forgot at home.

11 hours and counting…

Hot. Hot hot hot. Why did summer decide to show up today? Nice and easy 20k in 2:02, no PR attempt since I’m tapering. Boo. #newhavenroadrace #running #racemedal @instamedals

Intense stare down with a flock of seagulls… 1 week until the big race! #pumpkinmantri #ows #shortbeach #training

I could NEVER find a pen in my backpack last semester.

I think I found them all in my center console…

School starts back up Friday. Seriously, this summer was a blur.

2 5Ks
2 Sprint Triathlons
1 Duathlon
1 Half Marathon
1 Half Ironman

Yup. A blur.

Remember that time I got my coworkers to compete in a half ironman? Well, the guy who gave me the most shit is getting his payback. He said he’d never do another half ironman (a statement which he already reneged on) and now convinced the owner of the dealership we work at to sponsor a relay team to swim 15 miles from NY to CT.

Fuck me.

If it falls on the same weekend it’ll be a week after Lake Placid 2015, and 3 days after my 30th birthday.

If the Ironman doesn’t kill me…

7.5 before the race and then a sandy 2.7 mile beach run. The free beer made up for the rough terrain! #running @tworoadsbrewing

I was expecting my new stickers and headsweats running hat to come in today, not my aero helmet! Tracking info said it’d be here at LEAST by the 27th!

As happy as I am, I really hope the hat comes in tomorrow; I’ve got a 15 miler on Sunday that would be slightly easier with some shade!


im not a sore loser, it’s just that i prefer to win and when i don’t i get furious

(via 500fairytales)

Yesterday’s view from the beach before the longest brick workout I’ve ever done. Half mile swim, 55 mile bike ride, and a 7 mile run. Today was just a 45 minute run, and was a few tenths under 5 miles. My body needs some TLC.

And an ice bath.

19 days until 70.3

2/3 done with the workout; .5 mile swim and 55 mile bike ride in the books, just a 90 minute run stands between me and some rest! @ridecannondale #profiledesign #specialized #cycling

Forgot to mention that I did my first intentional speed workout last night… EVER. AND I LOVED IT!! It was pretty short, 10 min warmup, 4x2 minute sprints with 2 minute recovery, followed by a 5 minute cool down. At one point, I believe my last sprint, I held it at 6:30min/mile for the whole 2 minutes! For someone who habitually runs in the 8s, I was pretty excited.

I’ve been running for 4 years and never cared for speed, just being able to cover a set distance comfortably, so this was interesting. I’ve got DOMS like WHOA in the vastus lateralis of both quads, and that makes me extremely happy because that means they’re actually being worked (it’s my weaker quad in both legs).

Needless to say I skipped today’s workout for some rest. Tomorrow’s a swim and run day. I’d like to do them back to back but I’ll probably bookend them around my 10 hour work day. Fun fun fun! (Not the work part.)