March 3rd, 2014

Tritonman Draft Legal 2014

Kaitlyn running hard through transition Tritonman DL 2014

Kaitlyn running hard through transition Tritonman DL 2014

By Kaitlyn Van Fancy Name

This is me:

  • Freshman undergrad
  • 1st year on the triathlon team
  • Completed only 1 triathlon ever in my life
  • No clip-ins

My thoughts when I discovered I would be one of the few selected to Tritonman Draft Legal:

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February 10th, 2014

UCI Zot Trot 2014

Dave coming out of T1

Dave coming out of T1

10 Lessons from a Newbie Triathlete: The UC Irvine Zot Trot

By Hannah Heimer

The first official race of the 2014 season was a complete success! Well, I’m a newbie, so what do I know? But if success equates to a well-organized and enjoyable challenge, then a success is what it was. Throughout the entire weekend I learned a lot more about this crazy sport. The first lesson I learned was on Saturday, in the beginning leg of our journey as we prepared for the short drive up to Irvine. Lesson one: you can fit more in a car than you ever thought imaginable. One tiny car managed to fit three bikes and three passengers, with the bikes taking up the majority of the space. Read more »

February 2nd, 2014

February 2014 TCSD Duathlon

Daniel suffering to the win.

By Craig Ricker

The duathlon started with some confusion… TCSD had advertised two different starting times; 7:30 as well as 8:30.  To attempt to deal with these, they averaged out the difference and sent out all the athletes who were present at 8:00.  My car arrived at 8:05 knowing none of this, seeing how empty transition was we believed everyone was warming up.  We slowly went about our business of setting up our transition spot, and getting ready for the race.  An official announced “One more minute until we start!”. Read more »

November 26th, 2013

2013 Bike Camp by Joey Clingerman

By Joey Clingerman

Enjoying the campfire with my P-Bro's

Enjoying the campfire with my P-Bro’s

Bike camp 2013 sophomore edition was a much easier transition into the Triathlon team than the first time. This time last year, I didn’t know my P-bros in the FFF, I didn’t know Sergio or Chris, I didn’t know Bill, and I sure wasn’t introduced to Montezuma yet.

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September 10th, 2013

All these people are awesome. Oh, and a race happened. — Big Kahuna 2013

by Daniel Heineck

Tl;dr:

Long drive up Friday night, amazingly fun Saturday with totally, absolutely, wonderful people, a race broke out early Sunday morning where Jeff Dahlen and I won the aquathon and half-ironman events, respectively.  Along with a gaggle of UCSD tri-club friends who mounted one of the best cheering repertoires I’ve seen (much less been on the receiving end of), Read more »

June 12th, 2013

To Eat or Do-not eat? Tour de Donuts 2013

by Jennifer Kaehms and Kerri Seger

UCSD Triathlon has a proud history in the annual Tour de Doughnuts, and we continued our strong work this year. It’s June, though, and we’re all sick of writing in MS Word, so enjoy this year’s tale told through a Prezi!  Read more »

May 28th, 2013

The very best of times: Wildflower 2013

by Gina Horath

Cutest. Puppy. Ever.

Cutest. Puppy. Ever.

Wow, what a whirlwind of a weekend! As our last team race of the season, Wildflower did not disappoint. More than thirty members of the UCSD Triathlon Team left Friday for an unforgettable weekend of camping, racing, and all-around entertainment. Wildflower is a unique race for us because although there is a collegiate division, this race also encompasses age-groupers and pros from across the country coming together to race in either Saturday’s long course, or Sunday’s Olympic-distance race… or both if you’re psycho.
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May 9th, 2013

This writeup took me 4 hours so you better like it- USAT Collegiate Nationals 2013

by Jeff Dahlen

UCSD had the best spots in the house to watch Bill vie for a title.

UCSD had the best spots in the house to watch Bill vie for a title.

The journey began with a 6 hour drive through the beautiful California desert, next to the Mexican border, and into the smokin’ hot town of Tempe Arizona, home of the Arizona State Sun Devils.  Upon arrival we settled into the luxurious Four Points Sheraton with our speedos, bikes, helmets, shoes, uniform kits, water bottles, food, and yes – three other roommates along with their speedos, bikes, helmets, shoes, uniform kits, water bottles and food.  Let the team bonding begin. Read more »

May 2nd, 2013

Stop laughing at me and my mustache: WCCTC Conference 2013

by Michael Lu

I know what you're thinking, and it's definitely his profile picture already

I know what you’re thinking, but don’t worry, it’s already his profile picture.

On the Saturday of finals week, while everyone else was already well into the process of enjoying their spring break, the UCSD triathlon team was driving up to Lake Lopez for the 2013 West Coast Collegiate Triathlon Conference Championships, where the best triathletes in the west come together to compete in swimming, biking, running, and for the especially ambitious ones, mustaches. For many of us, this race would be our first time competing in an Olympic-distance triathlon and as if to add onto the pressure, it has been hyped as one of the most important of the year. Needless to say, we were all anxious. Read more »

March 10th, 2013

Rookies hit the hills: UCLA Ironbruin 2013

charlie_UCLA

Unnamed rookie #1 styles his way into T1.

Written by Hayley Richins and Daniel Gonzalez

Hayley Richins:
The UCLA IronBruin. From what I’d heard from my teammates, this race sounded like one I didn’t want to miss out on. It’ll be fun, they said… It’s my favorite race, they said… and, well, I bought it. So on March 3rd, there I was, pulling into a dark UCLA parking structure at precisely 5:15 am, not exactly feeling the excitement expressed earlier by my fellow competitors.
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