MICHAEL LOVATO | Professional Triathlete

Lovato’s Vatos

Friday, June 20, 2008

I will do you proud!…

Help Me Pick!

Friday, June 13, 2008

I just received my race outfits for Ironman Coeur d’Alene.  Please help me pick the perfect SPLISH bottoms to go with one of my Saucony tops. 

Thanks to the generous folks at SPLISH for setting me up with some winning designs.
Yes, I stole this blog idea from Amanda.

Best Wife Ever

Sunday, June 8, 2008

How many of you read the blog of my dear wife, Amanda Lovato?  I am sure there are many of you, as you probably would not be here now if you hadn’t clicked my link on her blog.  I know how you operate.

Of those five hundred of you who read that blog, how many

I’m Back!

Monday, May 19, 2008

What the heck happened to me and my blog for the past five+ weeks?!? Same old story, I suppose: I have been traveling, racing, training, working, walking the dogs, eating, sleeping, and hanging out with Amanda. It’s taken all my time!

Somehow it’s now May, we’re back in Boulder, and I am faced with providing …

The Sidelines at IM Arizona

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I’ve been meaning to write a long and meaningful post about why I decided not to race Ironman Arizona this year, but my blog habits got the better of me. (Not to be confused with the blog hobbits, who have asked me to get to writing.) What I mean is that I ran out of …

Lonestar Sprint Triathlon

Thursday, April 3, 2008

In some ways, I felt like I was going back in time about fifteen or sixteen years. I was traveling across the large state of Texas, en route to a sprint triathlon; my bike was on the roof, collecting bugs; and I was enjoying the company of a good friend, as we admired the wildflowers …

Prickly Pear Trail Race

Saturday, March 15, 2008

The soon-to-be world famous Prickly Pear Trail Race took place down in San Antonio today. It’s not quite a world class event yet, but the post-race food might have you believing otherwise. Let’s just say that the beer was flowing, the fajitas were delicious, and the company was great. Sometimes I forget how much fun …

Sponorship: A Right or a Privilege ?

Sunday, March 2, 2008

I’ve been in this sport for sixteen years now, and I have gained experience at just about every level: from a novice struggling to finish my first sprint, to a veteran Ironman competitor pushing myself to finish at the top of an international pro field. I love the sport, and I love examining its ins …

Getting There

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Today was absolutely gorgeous here in Austin.  The high was above 80 degrees.  I’m not sure how much above, but does it really matter?  If it’s 80-anything in February, it’s a gorgeous day.  

Amanda and I had a really nice run this morning.  One of the blessings of having gotten so sick is that, while

Almost Strong

Monday, February 18, 2008

I have gotten to the point where I’m almost strong. I am not quite strong, but I’m almost there. And by strong I mean strong enough to go back to a normal routine of swimming, biking, running, walking the dogs, hanging out with my wife, eating, and, of course, climbing the stairs.

I’m almost strong. …