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The 2015 Tri-2-Beat Cancer Triathlon (Sprint)

Wooooo!!!!! That is where I’ll start. This weekend was insanity.  I ordered a new tri kit from Coeur Sports which arrived on Thursday before the race.  Talk about cutting it close. THEN, (Major TMI Warning) the ::ahem:: lady ::ahem:: came to visit me for the first time since…

WOTD: August 16-22, 2015 (Taper week to sprint triathlon)

8/22/2015 – Saturday REST. HYDRATE. EAT PIZZA. Pick up packet, check out course, make last-minute bike/equipment checks. GET SOME SLEEP. 8/21/2015 – Friday Rest, HYDRATE. Make a plan for race day.  Pack your things, check your bike, charge your watch, make a schedule. Hang…

WOTD: August 9-15, 2015

8/15/15 Some days you just have to “go with the flow.”  Today I had a plan of a 10 mile bike to downtown, 10 miles back, and a 10 mile loop around an airfield.  My 10 miles out started great until I ended up riding right…

My First Triathlon Season’s End – Bittersweet

My very first triathlon season came to a bittersweet end this weekend with the finish of the Miami Man International Triathlon in Miami, Florida. As always, it was a whirlwind of a year between flat tires, injuries, weather setbacks, and training difficulties.  I can honestly say I’ve experienced…

The Giant Acorn Sprint Triathlon

Another sprint triathlon in the bag! Today was the Giant Acorn Sprint Triathlon, held at Lake Anna State Park in Virginia.  It was an absolutely gorgeous venue with a lake swim out and back, a rolling hill bike, and a trail-road one loop run. Nathan had an event he…

International Distance Complete!

In my last post, I had discussed the probability of dropping from the international distance to the sprint distance at the Luray Triathlon this past weekend.  Of course, a few good friends of ours let us know they were having their housewarming on Saturday afternoon, which left us trying to…

Pohanka Nissan/Hyundai – YMCA Colonial Beach Sprint Triathlon 2013

The Pohanka Nissan/Hyundai – YMCA Colonial Beach Sprint Triathlon was held this past weekend, on Saturday July 13th in Colonial Beach, VA. The start was at 6:50AM, so we had to leave home in Arlington at around 4:30am (way too early for this!). Nathan and I entered…

Naylor’s Beach Sprint Triathlon

Yesterday I achieved another goal – I completed a sprint triathlon and became a triathlete. This goal was not easy to come by, and it did not go smoothly.  There were days before the race I just couldn’t train anymore, and a lot of mentally frustrating workouts.  My…