Even if it doesn’t feel like it, spring is here, and with it comes training season for our Athletes of the Year!  Let’s check in with Dennis Law and see how he’s doing ramping up his training.  You can support Dennis by visiting his fundraising page, OR by buying raffle tickets to win a Trek bike or Prairie Athletic Club family membership!

Late nights and early mornings on the trainer and treadmill, Ironman training has some similarities when I think back to 2014; however there are a few things that are proving to be different in a very exciting way.  This year, with the help of Tri 4 Schools, I am fortunate to have the skilled coaching staff at Madison Multisport accompanying me on my journey. I am always excited to see what the following week’s workout will bring.

I must admit though, I do recall reviewing one particular workout and thinking to myself “How fast does she think I can run?” I had my concerns prior to starting the workout but it was clear that once I began my coach really knows what she is doing and I would be wise to follow her recommendations. Another thing that is different this year is the option to participate in group training sessions. While I don’t have the ability to join all of the sessions available, the ones that I have attended have been extremely beneficial.

Spring is in the air and I am looking forward to getting off the trainer and treadmill and hitting the roads and trails. The first race I have chosen to participate in is the Parkinson’s Half Marathon on April 16th in Cottage Grove. I am really looking forward to seeing how the training is going to pay off.

My tentative Race Schedule for 2016 is set to include the Lake Mills Triathlon on June 5th, the Aurora BayCare Toughman Wisconsin on June 18th, Ironman Racine on July 17th, Tri-ing For Children’s Triathlon on July 31st and finally Ironman Wisconsin on September 11th.

Let the race season begin!