Monthly Archives: May 2011

[083] Working the weights

Swim: 2,200 m/80,600 m Bike: 0/566.5 miles Run: 11.3/161.5 miles In the wake of last weekend’s race, I’ve found myself wondering how I’m going to get faster on the bike. Putting in lots of miles will definitely help, but there’s another facet … Continue reading

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[082] Up next

Swim: 0 m/78,400 m Bike: 20.1/566.5 miles Run: 3.3/150.2 miles I finally finished my first triathlon last weekend, a little over a month after kicking off the 2011 racing season with a PR in a 10k race. But from here my … Continue reading

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[081] Lessons learned

Swim: 2,100 m/78,400 m Bike: 0/546.4 miles Run: 0/146.9 miles My sprint triathlon last weekend provided me with plenty of food for thought – it was my very first triathlon and a warm-up for an Olympic-distance race in the fall. I’ve spent nearly … Continue reading

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[080] GroundForce IT Power Sprint race report

Swim: 300 m/76,300 m Bike: 12/546.4 miles Run: 3.1/146.9 miles (Huge post alert!) At approximately 8:38 yesterday morning I officially became a triathlete when I crossed the finish line of my first sprint race. It was an amazing experience that brought a … Continue reading

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[079] Almost there

Swim: 0 m/76,000 m Bike: 8.9/534.4 miles Run: 2.5/143.8 miles I’ve been spending the past couple days getting ready for tomorrow’s race. Yesterday I visited one of the tri shops in town and bought some tri shorts (like bike shorts but … Continue reading

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[078] GroundForce Sprint race goals

Swim: 2,000 m/76,000 m Bike: 16.6/525.5 miles Run: 4.1/141.3 miles This weekend I’ll be competing (maybe “participating” is a better word) in my very first triathlon – the GroundForce IT Power Sprint. I signed up for this race as a get-to-know-you … Continue reading

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[077] Test run II

Swim: 1,200 m/74,000 m Bike: 20.5/508.9 miles Run: 2.9/137.2 miles With my first triathlon less than a week away, the excitement and nervousness are ramping up every day. I want to soak it up – I’ll never have another first triathlon. … Continue reading

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