MICHAEL LOVATO | Professional Triathlete


Sunday, October 12, 2008

In an unprecedented move, I thought I’d post a super-quick race report, only… 28 hours after the fact. My intent is to post the full blow-by-blow in a day or two, after letting all the ins and outs sort themselves out in my post-race brain.

Yesterday was my ninth Hawaii Ironman, I started with race …

Kona Update #2

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I almost let an entire week go by without an update… almost!

This time around I’m going to blame my lack of updates on the fact that Amanda and I have unreliable internet access. Never mind that I am a lazy blogger, or that Amanda has that same patchy internet access, and she has managed …

October in Kona!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Today marks the first day of October, and it marks the tenth consecutive year that Amanda and I have spent much of the month in Kona, Hawaii. We just arrived, and we are very excited to be here. Driving into town we both imagined how great it would be to have a second home here. …

Crescent Moon Triathlon

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

As readers of Amanda’s blog may have already found out, we raced a sprint triathlon down in Denver on Saturday. Some valuable advice from Yoda came down the pipeline a couple weeks back: find a sprint triathlon, and don’t spend the weekend flogging yourself with one more big weekend of training. As Yoda says, I …

The Cause for Paws 3K (as told by Michael)

Monday, September 15, 2008

At no point in this report will there be quite as many entertaining details, videos, photos or descriptions as are found in the version told by Amanda; however, it is my version, and it must be told.

After watching Amanda and Luna take off on their 5K run, Blue and I found ourselves in a …

Lovely Weather

Friday, September 12, 2008

Yes, I realize that there is a potentially deadly hurricane headed straight for the coast of Texas. I realize that as a result of Ike there will be many cities and towns in the Southeast, South and even Southwest who will be suffering high humidity, rain, and potent winds. I realize that all of this …

Ironman Wisconsin

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Thanks very much to those of you who have been so supportive of Amanda in her quest to knock off a great Ironman up in Madison. Unfortunately, about halfway through the bike ride, she was faced with another terrible bout of indigestion/ lack of food absorption, and she slowed dramatically. Coming off the bike she …

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Friday, July 11, 2008

This weekend I am visiting the lovely city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. I have been given the opportunity to come race the BMW Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon on Sunday, and I am looking very much forward to the event.

So far my visit has been very nice. I have been given a short tour of the area, …

After the Ironman

Friday, July 4, 2008

It’s been nearly two weeks since the race up in Coeur d’Alene, and life in the Lovato family has continued full-swing. Amanda proved to be top Vato this month, bringing home the overall victor’s trophy, and ensuing paycheck, after winning the Spirit of Morgantown half iron out in West Virginia.

I, on the other hand, …

Ironman Coeur d’Alene: the US Championship

Friday, June 27, 2008

I went up to Idaho with an incredibly relaxed and confident attitude. I had forsaken the temptation of racing an early season Ironman for the first time in four years; I had trained well in Austin for four months, before doing a shorter Ironman build in Boulder; I was rested, I was fit, and I