MB Coaching Blog

The Crazy Taper

I made it. The highest volume for Ironman Saint George training is behind me.  And now it is time to focus on completing the training that I started so many months ago. To immerse myself fully in the final weeks of the Ironman process, with the same...

Power from the People

Last week I mentioned that one of the biggest lessons I learned through this training cycle was how important it is for me to train and race alongside other athletes. These people don’t have to be at every workout, don’t have to think or train like me, or have the...

I Learn so You Can Learn from Me

Sometimes, coaches come from high level athletic backgrounds and so when they enter the “teacher” realm they are retired from their sport. But, in case you didn’t know— this wasn’t the case for me. I was never a collegiate or professional athlete, and never will be....

Don’t Forget what is said about ASSuming

I recently found myself telling a repetitive story— you know, one of those that everyone who I come into contact with just has to hear.  When asked about my Ironman St. George training, I had the same prepared answer: “Well, I knew it would be hard. But I assumed I...

A Jamaican Bus Transition Story

Last week I shared a short message about the importance of recognizing the challenges and joys of transitions in life. And whenever I become more aware of anything, I can’t help but see things through that clearer lens.  I posted that blog while on a spring break...

Transitions

Over 15 years ago as I trained for my first triathlon I remember being extremely nervous about one specific part of the race.  The transitions.  In the case that you don’t speak “triathlete,” we call the time moving between sports transitions. “T1” is swim to...

It is So Much More than Just a Game

I have built my life’s work around teaching others about the life-changing values of the sport of triathlon. I fully believe that sports culture is an important part of our lives, even if imperfect. I love being in the center of it all as a coach and athlete. ...

It’s Getting Tough Over Here 

As my Ironman St George training ramps up I find myself thinking often, “this is hard.”  4am alarms are hard. Training to ride a technical course with thousands of feet of elevation is hard.Doing so inside during the WI winter is hard. Running in freezing temps,...

Never Forget to Laugh

Last week I wrote about what many of us consider to be the most serious topic of all: death. And while I hope you have thought about death in more accepting way since reading, I also recognize that a new practice in focusing on it can leave us not as sunny and chipper...

Don’t Wait to Live

As many of you know, we recently had to make the tough choice to end the life of our longtime goofy Rottweiler, Enzo. He had been in pain for a long time and at the end of his life he gave us some final cues that it was time to make the most humane decision we could...