MICHAEL LOVATO | Professional Triathlete

Frisco Burrito

Friday, March 23, 2012

Frisco Burrito

I always considered myself a dog person.  While I had a bit of appreciation for a feline here and there throughout my upbringing, I had always wandered toward the canine side of the animal park.

It all changed one afternoon in the Washington-Dulles International Airport, when a 26-pound bundle of slightly-freaked-out-fur dug his claws into …

Fueling Summary

Sunday, February 5, 2012

First Endurance

First Endurance recently asked me to submit my race fueling plan (day before, race morning, as well as during the race), so they can post it on their sites.  These reports from us professionals – who have tried and tested our ways through nearly every scenario – can be useful guides to folks hoping to …

Trainer Self Talk

Friday, February 3, 2012

The snow arrived!

After a couple weeks of being spoiled with unseasonably warm weather here in Boulder, we were hit with 16 inches of snow overnight, so it seemed an appropriate time to jump back into some quality indoor training.

As is typical with riding the Cycleops PowerBeam Pro, there is general an ebb and flow of positive …

Twitter Contest Results!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Pre-run weigh-in

Here we have it ladies and gentlemen, our winner of the “guess how much weight ML lost on his long run” contest is…

JEFF IRVIN @JeffIrvin.

His guess of 5.2 pounds was just shy of the exact amount: 5.4 lbs.

Pre race weight photo, after eating a large breakfast (bagel, almond butter, banana, 1/4 of …

Anatomy of a Run Comeback: Recovery Pump

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It’s been about a week since I injured my calf down in Galveston, and I’ve made some really good progress on the recovery front. After taking four days completely off from running, I ventured out for my first comeback run.  That run was a 25-minute jaunt, with three 1-minute walk breaks.  I am a firm …

Galveston 70.3

Sunday, April 17, 2011

My 2011 race season got underway last weekend at the Galveston 70.3.  Serving as the US Championship, I knew there would be some steep competition; and I knew it was going to be a great way to test my early-season fitness, and to gauge my training progress toward IMTX.

One of the huge benefits of …

Making Good Choices

Friday, March 25, 2011

Occasionally I find myself dispensing advice on how to make good choices. I find myself telling athletes I coach that there are two reasons to put a race on the calendar: emotional and rational.  While these reasons will sometimes overlap – and we get to do the smart and fun races – at other times, …

Training Starts… Now! (Again.)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

It’s March 16th, and I have strategically waited until after the Ides of March to write this blog. (Those who scratch their heads with confusion at that one should Google away.) It’s now spring break in Austin, and the weather is incredible. Most parts of the country are starting to emerge from the grips of …

Betty Designs Partners with Trakkers-Rev3 Racing Team

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Press Release: Betty Designs Partners with Trakkers-Rev3 Racing Team

(Boulder, CO) February 10, 2011 – For the second year in a row, Betty Designs has partnered with Team Trakkers to create its custom racing and training kits.

Betty Designs—the established leader in custom kit designs in the triathlon world—makes its mark by creating custom race …

2011 Trakkers-REV3 Racing Team

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Press Release: 2011 Trakkers—Revolution3 Racing Team

(Boulder, CO) January 25, 2011 – The 2011 Trakkers-REV3 Racing Team returns with new athletes, new sponsors, and a new mission.

After a successful first season, Team Trakkers begins the New Year by revitalizing its relationship with the Revolution3 Triathlon Series, which now supports the team as its co-Title …