Race Reports

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I’m trying to be philosophical about not finishing. That I made the right decision given the circumstances, that it wasn’t all a waste, and that it was still a good experience. But there’s just no way of getting around it: when you train for something for three months and don’t finish, it just darn STINKS. Read More

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1. Age is just a number. Quite literally. We all had our ages written on our right calves, and it quickly became obvious that there were a LOT of people over the age of 40 who were competing, and competing well. It appears that the sport of triathloning improves with age. The winner, in fact, Read More

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The short of it: my goal was to complete the triathlon – consisting of a 500 meter swim, 16.8 mile bike, and 3.75 mile run – in two hours. My final time? 1 hour, 55 minutes.┬áBeast mode was ON! The long of it: Pre-Race I woke up at 5:00, had whole-wheat toast with peanut butter, Read More

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Wow, how to sum up meeting a goal I set for myself a year ago? After I ran the 5K at this race last year, I was determined to come back this year and do the half marathon. Although, even then, I thought, “Can I really, really do that?” Um, guess what? I totally can! Read More

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I’ve had a couple days to process Saturday’s race, and I’ve started sifting through some things I learned that I can focus on for the next one. (Cue “The more you KNOW…”) 1. My pace – in the end – wasn’t all that bad. Maybe I’m just bad at math, or lazy because I didn’t Read More