When It’s Game Time, It’s Pain Time!

As IM Canada (Whistler) looms, Ellie has decided to get serious. Some updates: My buddy, Russ Brandt, and I recently visited the wind tunnel at Faster in Scottsdale.  I made a few position changes, changed some of my gear, ditched the baggy clothing, and now I’m pretty much pro.  Thanks, Russ! 😉 In March, I got annihilated […]

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Breaking Barriers Paincation in Tucson

  The crew at PBM Coaching (including my coach, Kurt Perham) hosted a “Breaking Barriers” training camp in Tucson, AZ this March.  It was full of pain, sweat, laughter, sunburn, Whole Foods trips, pizza eating, Peeps, Skittles, broken chairs, new friendships, super negative TSB values, and a whole lot of bitching from Joe. The rules of tri camp were […]

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Early Season Shenanigans – 2016

Due to the low exchange rate, my obsession of running away from bears, and Whistler’s breathtaking scenery, I signed up for IM Canada in July.  I needed a good kickstart to my year. Russ Brandt invited me to join his training shenanigans in Tucson. With superstars Jon Coffen, Russ Brandt, Ben McMurray, David Tindall, Malcolm McGuire, John […]

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Ironman Arizona 2015: Antifragile

You don’t play triathlon. You play soccer; it’s fun. You play baseball. Triathlon is work that you can leave you crumpled in a heap, puking on the roadside. It’s the physical brutality of climbing Mount Everest without the great view from the top of the world. What kind of person keeps coming back for more […]

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Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic – Peanut Butter Jelli Time

A silly idea came to mind last April while visiting Seattle. Let’s do the Seattle to Portland bike ride on a tandem!  I easily talked Jenna into being the stoker and we booked our tickets for July 11.  Team Jelli had a mission of being first tandem across the line. We had never ridden a tandem until […]

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Show Low 70.3 – Ellie Scores the Deuce

It ain’t over till the fat lady sings. My first big race of the year took place in the cool, fresh pines of Show Low, Arizona. Temperatures were expected to be in the 80s on race day.  Mix that with altitude, rolling hills, and a little trail running, I knew I was in for a […]

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Kona 2014: Defeat

You learn more out of defeat than success, because sometimes success makes you overlook things. – Chris McCormack, 2x Ironman World Champion The highs I experienced winning my age group at Ironman Canada was surreal. I felt like I was on top of the world. I was happy and giddy for days. As an age […]

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Ironman Canada 2014: Getcha Popcorn Ready

It was out for the whole world to see.  I had one goal for Ironman Whistler… WIN.  I called my shot. Training for Ironman is tough.  Training to win your age group at an Ironman takes some guts. In the middle of my peak training block I almost quit. I was physically and mentally shattered.  I remember driving […]

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Boise 70.3 – All About That Action, Boss

Boise 70.3… a match up between two of Arizona’s finest looking 25-29 year olds. The Champion- currently ranked #1 (USAT) in the nation as a 25-29 year old with recent podium finishes at Ironman St. George and Oceanside; he vows to “break people” at any cost; weighing in at a bulky 160 lbs with an undefeated streak against Elliot of nearly […]

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Boston Marathon 2014: #ElliotStrong

I had a lot on the line.  Days leading up to the event, the smack talk on Facebook began. The bet was placed: I’d have to evacuate from Arizona and grow a beard if I didn’t break three hours. I had to perform… or I could lose everything. Training: Preparing for the Boston Marathon was […]

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