Sunday, November 23, 2008

Amateur endurance

I just started writing articles for amateur endurance. " is a magazine-style, endurance sports blog aimed at amateur athletes. The articles you find on are generously donated by folks who love the sports they participate in, have a passion for helping others, and value maintaining a friendly, positive endurance athletics community. Our diverse group of writers consists of amateur and professional athletes, coaches, and professionals in the industry."

You can find my article on their homepage or the direct link is below.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Xterra training camp in Arizona...register now!

Are you ready to get off-road in 2009?

Are you looking to podium in XTERRA?

Are you not sure about it due to limited off-road skills?

Join XTERRA Champion triathlete and coach Brian Grasky and pro XTERRA triathlete and coach Trevor Glavin for 7 days, 6 nights of beautiful outdoor swimming, mountain biking that will challenge you, and breathtaking trail runs in the triathlon Mecca of Tucson, Arizona. Brian Barrett, 2008 XTERRA SW Regional Champion, Pro Mountain Bike Racer Jill Grasky, and unbelievable swim coach Bill Daniell will be joining the camp to offer advice as well.

Dates: March 8 – March 14, 2009

During this camp not only will we train, but we’ll learn! Small group mountain bike clinics on bike handling skills, fast descending, maneuvering over rocks, and powerful climbing techniques will be discussed and practiced. Trail running skills will be practiced to perfection, and swim strokes will be broken down through video analysis. We’ll go through the Pro tips on bike maintenance, trail repairs, and transitions.

The camp will be held the week after TRIFEST, a weekend triathlon festival hosted by The camp and TRIFEST makes this a great time to come down to Tucson and get your season in shape early. Hear from top triathletes in the country and discover and test the new '09 gear. Discounts will be offered to our campers for TRIFEST.

Registration will be available November 3. Slots are filling, so get in early.
Click on this link to register.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

James Walsh "conquers the world"

On Sunday James Walsh, one of my athletes, destroyed the Xterra World Championship course and is now a World Champion! Yeah, you heard that right, the best in the world! James set some lofty goals, busted his ass all year, and on Sunday made his dreams a reality. He is one of the hardest working athletes I know and I couldn't be happier for him. Great job James! Enjoy that off-season as the Xterra World Champion.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Jennifer Eckerman finishes her first triathlon (and gets on the podium!)

-Jennifer and her husband Shane

One of my athletes, Jennifer Eckerman, finished her first triathlon (Tinley's Adventures) and got on the podium! Great job Jennifer!
She is balancing family, work and training, which makes this achievement so incredible. She is so excited about the sport and is fixing to compete in her next tri at the beginning of November. I can't wait to see what she does in that event....

Monday, October 13, 2008

James Walsh....

James, one of my athletes, just wrapped up Xterra Nationals and is now the 2nd fastest 30-34 Xterra athlete in the country and the 8th fastest Xterra amateur in the country...nice job James! He pulled this result off despite some really challenging conditions up in Lake Tahoe!
Now, he heads to Maui for the Xterra World Championships where his goal "is to conquor the world!" I have no doubt James will destroy the course in Maui and be crowned the fastest amateur in the world. Follow his journey b/c it is going to be a good one! The course in Maui was built for him and, quite frankly, there isn't an amateur in the world (not to mention a lot of the pros) that can run with him, especially on this brutal run course.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Athlete highlight...

Kevin Cox is a man determined to get to Xterra Nationals next year and I am honored to be helping him achieve his goals. He is hardworking, dedicated, and has a strong desire to excel in the sport of triathlon...the perfect combination!
Keep up the hardwork Kevin! I can't wait to see you on the podium next year at Xterra Nationals!
Follow his journey to Xterra Nationals through his blog:

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Athlete highlight...

James Walsh is chasing some big goals and I am certain he will achieve them! James has set out to become the 2008 Xterra Amateur National Champion and Xterra Amateur World doubt lofty goals but through his focus, dedication, hard work and perseverance I really think he will stand on top of that podium at both races. We put together a training plan that pushes him mentally and physically but also allows for enough rest so that he can really go for it during his hard session.
Look for James to take top honors in a couple weeks at Nationals in Lake Tahoe and, in 5 weeks, look for him to absolutely crush the run and become the fastest Xterra amateur in the world!