5th at IRONMAN 70.3 Qujing (the hard way)

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

70.3 Qujing marked my third trip to China in the past 9 months. After my first PRO win at Challenge Iceland and a breakthrough performance at 70.3 Boulder, I looked to carry that momentum forward into this event. On paper, this one was my race to lose. Qujing sits at 6500ft above sea level and I was the only athlete … Read More

4th at IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

Yesterday I raced IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder, just 13 days after my first professional win at Challenge Iceland. I felt like that win gave me a bit of a boost in fitness and more importantly, confidence. IM 70.3 Boulder always attracts the top local talent making it one of the most competitive races on the circuit and I was motived to … Read More

Challenge Iceland: An Unforgettable Win!

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

I have been working for the majority of my 10 years in triathlon (4 as a pro) to try to get a professional win. On Sunday at Challenge Iceland, it all came together. The day started off on an unpredicted note with a modified swim course due to high winds and choppy waters in the crystal clear glacier fed lake. … Read More

5 reasons you are not getting faster

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

1.) You don’t do your easy rides easy enough Somewhere along the line aerobic training and recovery training got thrown together. Too many athletes go out there and just ride/ run by feel. I constantly hear “whatever feels easy” is my recovery pace. But a lot of the time that effort ends up being slightly too hard and inhibits the … Read More

2015 Challenge Knoxville

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

Man…. This sport is harsh! The highs are so incredibly high but the lows are equally (and painfully) low. I consider myself a fairly level headed person but that last two months have been a true test. So before diving into Knoxville, let’s take things back for a minute and reflect on what has gone down since 70.3 Puerto Rico … Read More