MICHAEL LOVATO | Professional Triathlete

Heading South

Monday, January 5, 2009

After speaking to our good friend, Amanda C, I have decided to post a very quick, very concise blog. She pointed out that I tend to fall way off the wagon with blog posts; I agreed. Then I pointed out that my main problem with blogging is that I often wait for an earth-shatteringly important …

Training Camp

Saturday, December 27, 2008

This March I’ll be heading out to California for a training camp, and I am taking this opportunity to invite you all to join me for a fun and challenging week.

Solvang is a popular training destination for many professional cycling teams, including Lance Armstrong’s Astana team. Getting to the area is very easy, …


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Thanks for all the comments, emails, and calls, but the bike has been sold!

The time has come for me to part ways with one of my triathlon bikes. Since I have two that are exactly the same, I feel that it is only fair to offer someone else the chance to own such a …

Tucson Half Marathon

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Here are the videos from last weekend’s race.

Amanda at mile 2

Amanda at mile 4

Amanda’s post-race interview…

An Adventure in Eating, Training and Racing

Thursday, December 11, 2008

With much sadness, Amanda and I departed from the Tucson International Airport yesterday, after spending five laughter-filled days at Casa Clam, nestled high in the foothills of Tucson’s West Side.

Our visit began at the end of last week, after we happily escaped the freezing cold of Boulder. Boarding the plane on Friday (after a …

Garage Sale

Sunday, November 9, 2008

It’s that time of year here at Casa Lovato. We’re sifting through the garage to see where we can make room for incoming bikes, bike parts, and triathlon gear. As we do so, we find that certain items must make their way to the chopping block. Prior to posting these items on eBay, Craigslist, and …

The End of an Era

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Yesterday afternoon Amanda and I attended our friend Simon’s retirement party. A couple of things occurred to me while we were there.

First off, this was probably the one and only time I’d attend a retirement party for a guy who is only 37 years old. It’s not too common to be retiring from a …

Ironman Hawaii Race Report

Monday, October 20, 2008

Post-Underpants Run, I was feeling relaxed and ready to rumble. I had confidence in my build-up, and I knew I was ready to improve upon my 2007 Ironman. I had decided to implement a few new nutritional tricks to my routine, based on my, um, evacuation problems in the last three Ironmans I have done. …

The Underpants Run

Friday, October 17, 2008

Why the Underpants Run? Why a report on the Underpants Run? Why not talk about the race first? Well, to me, the race really starts to place its pressure on folks ’round about Thursday of race week. It’s an impressive phenomenon, the Hawaii Ironman pressure cooker.

Different folks face, and therefore handle, the pressure in …

The Death of an iPhone

Monday, October 13, 2008

This is not the update I was planning to post on Monday morning, but has to be done. Last night, while experiencing the strangest, and possibly most memorable, awards banquet in the RAIN, my phone drowned. I say this so that all my friends know that I am not ignoring your calls. I can answer …