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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Road Trip 3.1 : Elite Timed Nationals

Last year, the national championships were the pinnacle of my season. It was proposed to  be 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 [...]

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, [...]