March 5th, 2014

UCLA Ironbruin 2014

A Storm Is Coming – By Kent Turbo

Esther Walker contemplates her 2nd place finsih at UCLA 2014

Esther Walker contemplates her 2nd place finsih at UCLA 2014

Hearing these words on the news Thursday was dreadful. I had heard the UCLA bike course was adequately hilly, technical and bike crashes were common, and now I had to worry about the rain! With cycling being my weakest leg in the sport of triathlon, I was very worried. Plus, I was assigned to stay at a house filled with graduate students, and being merely a freshman, I felt that I was going to be a bit out of place… Read more »

March 3rd, 2014

Tritonman Classic 2014: Dad’s Tale

By Jason Stofleth (Dad)

Joey and Dan ready for the swim!

Joey and Dan ready for the swim!

The 8th annual Tritonman, presented by Spy Optic, kicked off this weekend with the shrill ringing of my alarm clock at 3 am on Saturday.  After a few strong cups of coffee, I was coherent enough to grumpily grab my headlamp light, and carpool down to Mission Bay in the dark with Kent Kubo and his bike in tow. Once there, I immediately headed over to the truck to lend a hand with setup and to help the race director, Dave Berry keep things on the rails.  A snag in the operability of our generator forced us to inflate the swim course buoys with hand-pumps, and left us with only megaphone rather than a P.A. system to direct volunteers and racers. Read more »

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 »