June 25, 2009

That is right. After over two years here (gawd, has it been that long?) this blog is moving!


Don’t worry. It is the same ‘ol me, just a new URL, design and feed. Don’t worry, all your comment love is still over there too. If I’m in your blogroll, it’d rock if you updated that too.🙂

If you read this in an RSS reader, you shouldn’t notice any difference (if I did it right, but I’ve never done this before, so I can’t promise anything). If you want to resubscribe, here is the new feed:



On top of getting all fancy and having my own URL, it comes with some new toys that I get to play around with, so hopefully the new site will be a better creative outlet for some fun stuff that I’ve got in the works.

So I say it again, go check out www.swimbikerunlive.com!


Rev3 Triathlon Registration Discount – Trakkers108

March 25, 2010

Team Trakkers is connected to the new Revolution 3 triathlon series. A part of that means that I get to share a discount code with all you lucky folks!


If you use the code “Trakkers108” when you register, you’ll get $10 off any Rev3 race.

If you haven’t checked out the Rev3tri site yet, GO! Not only is the site pretty slick, but it gives a way better description of all the awesomeness that will ensue in Knoxville, Middlebury and Sandusky next year.

There are six total races at each of the locations, ranging from Olympics, to HalfRevs to a FullRev at the Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, OH. That will be where I will become an ironman. (fingers crossed….)

If you decide to join me in the shenanigans and endorphin-fueled fun at any of the races, give a shout so we can meet up and say “hi!”


Product Review: Phonak PFE – Perfect Fit Earphones

February 4, 2010

So I got an email the other day that went something like this…

Hey Jamie, remember the Phonak pro cycling team?”

“Yeah! Floyd Landis is the man! What a BAMF!”

“Agreed. Well Phonak primarily makes hearing aids, but they have some pretty sick earphones. Wanna test ’em out?”

“Heck yes I do!”

Unlike last winter when I was still teaching spinning classes a few times per week, I’ve been spending a TON more time listening to music by myself on the bike trainer (and even more once I really ramp up my running) so I thought this would be the perfect piece of new gear to review. Soon I got a nice surprise in the mail and started putting ’em through the SwimBikeRun product testing gauntlet.

Introducing the Phonak PFEs.

Phonak Perfect Fit Earphones

PFE stands for “perfect fit earphones.”

For such tiny little earphones, they sure promised a lot (a perfect fit and and incredible sound quality – without the distraction of ambient noise) so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. After poking around and finding some pretty impressive reviews, including this one from CNet, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I tried to stay as unbiased as I could and give ’em a fair shake.

Continue reading the full review here: http://swimbikerunlive.com/2010/02/review-phonak-pfe-perfect-fit-earphones/



December 3, 2009

See Original Post HERE: http://swimbikerunlive.com/2009/11/commitment/

You may have noticed my regularly scheduled blogging has taken a few weeks off, but I felt like blogging about anything else would be just beating around the bush until I eventually answered the question in the last post. After plenty of soul searching, and finally getting approval and promise of support from Sam, I’ve decided to make Rev3 Cedar Point my first full Ironman! After three halfs in the books, I’m finally making the jump.

Rev3 Cedar Point here I come! 140.6 miles of speed, pain and roller coasters!

Since I already had the Half Rev at Quassy locked on my calendar, I’m really temped to make the trip down to Knoxville in May to do the entire series. Wow, the 2010 planning is going full-steam ahead and it isn’t even December!

In other news, I’m slowly getting back to training and I’m sadly realizing how much fitness a person can lose in 6 weeks of being completely sedentary. I’m taking a tip from fellow Trakkers teammate, Elaine, and focusing on consistency, especially with running. The goal for the next few weeks is to run 6 days a week, even if it is just for two or three miles to slowly trick my legs into being athletic again.

If any of you kids are planning to join me next year at any of the Rev3 races, hold up until next week. I’ll be getting a discount code for you to use to save some extra scratch on registration.


Blog Moved: Update Your Feed

October 12, 2009

Just a friendly reminder, if you are still subscribed to the sbrtv.wordpress.com blog feed, it is dead and I’m only posting new updates over at the new URL: www.swimbikerunlive.com.

More toys and a sweet new layout over there. Check it out.



June 24, 2009

Now that Rev3 is far back in the rear view mirror and the only thing in my sights for the rest of the season is Timberman, officially 58 days away. With some time on my hands before the next time I enter race mode, I’m taking a look back at everything, reexamining my training and changing things around a lot. The one major change that I’m making is MORE BRicks!

And in the spirit of making changes real fast, I’m heading back to Connecticut for my little sister’s college graduation party and decided to take advantage of the time back at home base to redo the Rev3 bike/run course. I feel like I still have something to prove out there. Not to anyone else. Just myself.

I know that I can push through the bike and still have enough juice left in the tank for a solid 13.1 mile run. I’m dubbing this weekend my “Rev 4 BRick Workout.” I don’t know if I’ll be able to sneak my way into Quassy for an early swim, but if not, it will be a nice hard 69.1 miles of LOVE this weekend.

Hopefully this time I won’t bonk like last time and have to drag myself across the finish line. Wish me luck!


Ragnar New England

June 16, 2009

FYI: This blog has moved to a new address. Catch up on new posts at: http://swimbikerunlive.com/

Oh yeah, did I mention that I’m racing the Ragnar Relay New England Ultra in September?