My first ride outside in I don't even know how long. Nothing special, just some intervals around the airport, but man did it feel nice to actually move when I turned the pedals!!
I typically utilize my long Saturday trainer sessions to knock out some online lectures or grand rounds, but I spent my morning writing papers and my brain just needed the fresh air. Thankful the weather allowed for it! #optoutside#teamtri365#freeyourmind
Great opportunity yesterday to run the triathlon NSW junior clinic. Always nice to teach the fundamentals and work on skills with kids who are eager to learn. Watching a lot of them backing up and belting themselves and having fun this morning at the local club triathlon is always a rewarding moment.
42 miles on this beaut today, rockin’ these amazing socks from @sockproblems! 💖🧦 These adorable pink and blue socks have “flying cans” representing socking breast cancer. My grandma is breast cancer survivor, so I love that for every pair of socks purchased a portion of the sale goes directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation! 💖 Let’s continue socking the world’s toughest problems with @sockproblems ! 💙🧦
Got in a solid run today! 🏃🏻♂️💥💨
10.3 miles at an average pace of 8:35/mile. Not bad! 👍🏻👍🏻
Got to run with my new #OnEssentials pair of @on_running hybrid shorts and performance t-shirt. The shorts are badass, and the shirt is the lightest thing I’ve ever worn!! 🤘🏻😝🤘🏻
Tomorrow I’m off for a longer ride with another short run after! Looking forward to it as the weather has been awesome this weekend!
What are you all up to this weekend!?! 🤷🏼♂️🤷🏼♂️
3 hours on the stead today. Unfortunately it was inside due....wishing I was back in the corn fields of Omaha though.
As much as it sucks riding 3 hours inside on a trainer, @gozwift makes it a bit easier for ☝🏻 and ✌🏻 you’ve gotta think about the greater goal.
Keep your eyes on the prize. I’ll forget all about the three hour rides in side come June, July, August when it’s time to let it rip on the race course.
It’s race week!! Today’s training thanks to @mrstephendurant is a full swim set WITH a brick later in the day! 😱 if this mornings swim could be summed up in 1 word it would be: lacking. Lacking in energy, intensity and rhythm. Pretty deflating seeing as though it’s so close to race day. (Even used last years cap as a bit of inspiration). Still, I managed to finish the 2.6k set. Now to fuel up before my brick session. 🏊🏼🚴🏽🏃🏽
4 411 hours ago
Sometimes things in life come up and we can't get that one training day in
Sometimes we are performing at our best and then we get hurt
Sometimes you're in mid-season and you get the flu
Or, sometimes you are 50 miles out in your bike ride and you get a flat tire in the absence of a spare
What the author is trying to say here is that problems will always be part of our every day life. Rather than fixating on WHY they happened to us we should focus on HOW to solve them
And, while there are many problems that come to us unwanted we should strive to have problems that we would enjoy having. By this he means, if you are passionate about triathlons then waking up early, eating healthy, training daily, and racing are not problems for you and if they are you at least enjoy solving them
When you realize that life happens for you and not to you, you are now able to live a more empowered life! 🙌🏼💯
This picture from IRONMAN Arizona showcases the high I was feeling before mile 10 of the marathon and well before mile 20. I was feeling incredible and on my way to not having to walk any of the marathon and run in the sub4 range. How quickly life can change though. 🤦🏻♂️
For those unfamiliar with the story, I had bad GI issues and ran out of energy. Just couldn't push anything past a slow shuffle. After mile 20 I had these crazy thoughts of dropping out of the race, returning all of my IRONMAN merch, driving straight home, and deleting my IG 😂😂 Like really, Ryan?? 😂
In that teary, irrational, and emotional mess though the Ryan y'all are familiar with showed up and asked out loud, "What's still good in this situation?" (I still get emotional thinking of this moment) Through the tears and perceived negativity, I named off several things; a body that's in great health, still being able to compete, the amazing people I'd met, and ultimately concluded I would learn from this and come back stronger. 💪🏼
Life sucks sometimes y'all! But if we can shift our perspective and honestly look for the good and lesson to be learned in it, and realizes that life happens for us and not to us, we will live empowered! What happened at IMAZ taught me how to deal with discouragement more than anything and the importance of appreciating just being able to compete in this incredible sport versus going in with expectations. Doing my best and forgetting the rest! 💯
IMTX will be my do over at the 140.6 distance! Going to be an incredible day! 🏊🏼🚴🏼🏃🏻 ————————————————————
Smiles all round with @mandytowler as she runs down the finish chute taking on first place in her AG @challengewanaka 🥇
We've had a busy weekend with members racing around Aus and NZ! Well done to @scottcrowley who competed at the World Paratriathlon Cup in Tasmania and those currently racing at @ironmanoceania Geelong 70.3 and our local Gatti race. This is what we love to see and we are very proud of all of you
My first blog post for 2018 is up on my site.
This one is pretty honest and personal and is all about why I am struggling to accept that my goals are worth chasing.
Click the link in my profile to have a read.