Starting, again. Again. Again.

When we sat down and looked at the selection criteria, trying to come up with a plan for the remainder of the season, July 31st became the deadline. We had our fingers crossed, maybe I could race in T-town at the end of June (no). Or maybe in Japan in early July (no). Or maybe … Continue reading Starting, again. Again. Again.

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46,707 Miles of 2014

Twenty-fourteen. Tomorrow it's in the past, and a new year is before us. I'll continue writing "2014" on all my rent checks, probably until about May, once again. And damn, the Rio Games are just over a year away...EEEKKK. When I look back at what I've done this year, man...it's been pretty unbelievable. Take this … Continue reading 46,707 Miles of 2014

2014 US Elite Track National Championships Recap

This elite national championships was the first "big event", I haven't been 100% prepared for. Physically, I'm not tapered like many of the other athletes. With the 2014 Pan Am Continental Track Championships taking place in just a few weeks, we've taken the approach to prepare completely for that event, being the first Olympic Qualifying … Continue reading 2014 US Elite Track National Championships Recap

Looking Ahead…

In a few days, I'll be getting on a plane for my first trip to Rockhill, South Carolina, for the US Elite Track National Championships. Last year, I competed at the Elite Timed Nationals, and I skipped Mass start, for a chance to race over in Germany for two weeks, and then up to Canada … Continue reading Looking Ahead…

Beef, Broccoli, and Brownies: US Elite Timed National Championships

The best part about staying in a host house is having the ability to cook. Completely controlling what you are eating, and not having to worry about a thing. I was lucky enough to find a host house where we ended up house sitting a cat, (which is one of the easiest things I have … Continue reading Beef, Broccoli, and Brownies: US Elite Timed National Championships

Road Trip 3.1 : Elite Timed Nationals

Last year, the national championships were the pinnacle of my season. It was proposed to ┬ábe my last race of the year, before the next summer, and it was my one last shot to give it everything I had. And for that matter, I did. This year, we're on a whole new playing field, and … Continue reading Road Trip 3.1 : Elite Timed Nationals

Elite Track National Championships

On May 9, 2012, the day of my 22nd birthday, I moved to LA. That was 4 months and 3 weeks ago. I'm sitting here on the couch the day afterward, trying to think of a way to recap my racing, but all I can think about is the people who helped me get here, … Continue reading Elite Track National Championships