Monthly Archives: September 2011

[119] September

September, a month that I long anticipated, is over, and I couldn’t be happier with it. Not only did I accomplish my goal race for the year, but I had some very fulfilling training sessions along the way. After a … Continue reading

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[118] Post mortem

Swim: 0 m/108,645 m Bike: 0/1,220.6 miles Run: 5/455.1 miles My long-anticipated Olympic triathlon is in the books, and what kind of triathlete would I be if I didn’t analyze every last aspect of my performance? I’ve spent the past … Continue reading

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[117] Naylor’s Beach Olympic triathlon race report

Swim: 1,500 m/108,645 m Bike: 30.3/1,220.6 miles Run: 7.7/450.1 miles Nine months of training and anticipation finally culminated Sunday with the completion of my goal race for the year – the Naylor’s Beach Olympic triathlon. It certainly didn’t unfold as … Continue reading

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[116] Race-week ramblings

Swim: 2,000 m/107,145 m Bike: 19.6/1,190.3 miles Run: 16.2/442.4 miles My last post may have given the impression that I’m dreading my upcoming triathlon, that I’m wishing it would hurry up and be done with. But that’s not the case … Continue reading

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[115] It’s race week!

Swim: 0 m/105,145 m Bike: 0/1,170.7 miles Run: 20.1/426.2 miles My family and I just returned from our annual weeklong pilgrimage to the beach. I took advantage of the situation to log some strong miles after a relatively inactive August, … Continue reading

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[114] Like riding a bike?

Swim: 0 m/105,145 m Bike: 67.7/1,170.7 miles Run: 21.5/406.1 miles Remembering how to ride a bike is apparently so simple that it has become one of the most well-worn comparisons in our language. “It’s like riding a bike” – a skill that is … Continue reading

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[113] Clipped in

Swim: 0 m/105,145 m Bike: 0/1,103 miles Run: 6/384.6 miles After eight months of riding, I finally took the plunge this week and purchased a set of clipless pedals and cycling shoes. I had been hesitant to make the purchase for … Continue reading

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