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 I had HM (7 months ago).  Seriously.  The timing.  And the severity.  And the implications.  And the timing.  AND THE TIMING. My…

August 25, 2015
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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 out with your in-laws 🙂 8/20/2015 – Thursday Rest, HYDRATE.  Run a mile if you get some free time. Go to a reception, enjoy dinner with…

August 25, 2015
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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 in to a pack of triathletes in the middle of an olympic triathlon!  They were extremely nice about it, but boy was I embarrassed!…

August 12, 2015
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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 big ups and downs of it in one year. In April, I never would have imagined I would complete three sprint…

November 12, 2013
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The Giant Acorn Sprint Triathlon

September 28, 2013

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 was preparing for, so he opted not to race this one, which was fine with me…  I enjoyed the constant cheering…

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International Distance Complete!

August 19, 2013

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 decide if doing the sprint on Sunday would allow us to have any fun on Saturday night.  In the end,…

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Custis Crash

July 30, 2013

As you may have noticed from the title of this post, I was recently involved in a pretty terrifying bicycle accident.  I’ve been training pretty aggressively, and I’ve put about 250 miles on my new bike since I got it in April.  Four months of riding a bicycle at 25mph speeds after having not been on a bike in approximately 10 years has its problems. A few weeks ago I…

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11 Week Training to an Olympic Tri (Sprint complete)

The below is my training for an Olympic distance Triathlon on August 17, 2013. I completed my first sprint distance triathlon on June 2, 2013, and will complete a second sprint on July 13th. This plan is meant to begin from sprint distance capable (500 meter continuous swim, 15 mile bike, 3.1 mile run), not from couch.  Also, I am not a licensed athletic director, physician, or qualified for medical/athletic…

July 15, 2013
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Pohanka Nissan/Hyundai – YMCA Colonial Beach Sprint Triathlon 2013

July 15, 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 to try and up our times from the last race, and it turned out to be a very successful day! Overall, Nathan ended…

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Naylor’s Beach Sprint Triathlon

June 3, 2013

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 worst day came on Thursday before the race.  Nathan and I were doing an open water swim at National Harbor through our…

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