August 08

Cobra Ironman 70.3

Cobra has been on my radar for a year now after racing with injury in 2014 left me very frustrated after posting a 5:29:26. Cobra was my 7th 70.3 of the year so far and was only 3 weeks removed from Vineman so was difficult to manage training and recovery to ensure that I was […]

July 19

Ironman Vineman 70.3 2015

2015 marked my third year competing at Vineman and my last year competing in the 25-29 AG category. I was very excited for this race this year and was hoping for a new PR on what can be a very fast course. My training leading up to the race was done in Tahoe/Truckee area and […]

June 08

Ironman 70.3 Kona

Ironman Hawaii 70.3 was a whirlwind race. My husband and I flew out of San Francisco on Wednesday morning and arrived in Kona at 2 pm. By the time we got the rental car, got dinner and checked into our room I was ready to be out for the night and it was only 8 […]

March 13

Ironman Century Tuna

First of all I want to give a huge thanks to the the Guidicelli family for giving me a wonderful place to stay and train for two weeks. Had so much fun there getting to know you all better! Thanks to Jung and Corinne Cases again for opening your home to me for the 3rd […]

February 22

Challenge Philippines

Phew!! What a tough race! Having raced at Wildflower 70.3 and St George 70.3 I really thought this race wouldn’t be much different. Boy was I wrong. Tough, tough, tough! Twice as many hills as wildflower and much more windy than the hills of St George. And as usual the heat of the Philippines.   […]

February 08

Who is Maria

Hi I am Maria Hodges. I am 28 years old and a age group triathlete with hopes of turning professional in the very near future. I am a native of the Philippines born and raised in San Pedro, Bohol, Philippines and I began doing triathlons in 2011 after my husband Robert challenged me to try […]

August 18

Philippine Cobra 70.3

Phew! what a crazy busy trip! Cebu, Tagbilaran, Talibon, Zamboanga, Legazpi, Seoul Korea and two races all in 28 days. Been back three days and finally had the energy and pain free enough to get on my bike for a 60 miler today. It was great to see my friends and family as I haven’t […]