Not going to lie. 2015 kind of sucked… No it totally sucked! So many negative things outweighed what should have been an otherwise stellar year. Lost relationships, chain breaks, stress fractures, dehydration. The list goes on. But no matter how much things went wrong I still have friends and family and that is what it’s […]
Here it is August already! That means the days are getting closer. Peak training hasn’t hit yet but volume sure getting higher. In this update I talk what it’s like to be exhausted, which I just happen to be during the video! I also talk about the future!
The Drive to the Race The drive to Benton Harbor Michigan took us through Illinois and the opportunity to stop at one of my favorite Chicago style pizza places, Gino’s East. We fueled up with some great pizza and hit the road again. We arrived in Bridgman Michigan and what was basically the Bates Motel. […]
Triathlon… It can be the highest of highs or the lowest of lows. Hell, even that changes by the day. The last few weeks have been pretty tri-ing (see what I did there?) for me especially. See, most sports come naturally to me and even the most difficult of life changes have seemed simple at […]
The trip to Colorado proved to be a pretty boring drive. Iowa and Nebraska as about as far from exciting to drive through as you can get. Once we got to the mountains that was another story as you can see below. The town of Breckenridge was great. Lots of little shops and places to […]
It’s always nice to be able to get away from the cold. Luckily I was able to do that and made a stop in Fort Lauderdale to visit some friends. We did a lot in the very short time I was there including taking the time to go to a Panthers NHL hockey game. The highlight of […]
2014 marked a big year for me. My first ever century ride, first ever triathlon and one heck of a finish with the Louisville Ironman. It’s pretty easy to say this, my name is Dustin Schmidt and I’m addicted. I started looking for a race and heard many good things from people who raced at […]
*Photo taken November 13th at first snow fall Not sure about anyone else but it seems like winter has been here far too long already. We’ve had snow and three weeks of 10’s and 20’s. The only good thing is that we don’t have six feet like some place in the country and there doesn’t […]
The Ironman is a journey. It isn’t something you can just wake up one day and do. All the ups and all the downs during training and preparation come together in one long day. I didn’t just wake up one day and decide to try my luck at the race it all started with weight loss but you can read more about that story here.
It’s finally here, or close to it at least. IM Louisville takes place on August 24th and the taper period is underway. Since it’s my first Ironman I wanted to take the time to experience the entire event and not just the race. Wednesday I plan on taking a drive around the course to mark […]