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3 Steps To Get Better

How do I get better? How do I set reasonable achievable goals? The easier and faster method would be to work one-on-one with a coach who can evaluate your history, current ability, discuss your desires along with your life situation, … Continue reading

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My Running Journey

I have a long and complicated relationship with running.   I grew up a fish, swimming before I could walk, and winning fists of ribbons by ‘91.  My running coach dad convinced me to run because he said Janet Evens (‘88 and … Continue reading

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Use The Ladder

“If I can’t _______ then it’s not worth it.” Is one of the biggest pitfalls in sustaining a long athletic life. It could be a certain pace, distance, weight, or time. But the thought is that if it’s not a … Continue reading

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I’ve named my fear.

I have a stupid fear.  It feels a little shameful. This really shouldn’t be a problem for me.  See, I  do triathlons that require me to train and race swimming in lakes.  I teach a class on swimming in lakes … Continue reading

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Curiouser and Curiouser.

I’ve had a recurring dream.  It’s very simple.  I’ve had it for as long as I can remember.  I’m sitting on the ground with my legs extended in front of me.  Then gracefully I hinge forward.  My belly lies atop … Continue reading

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Down the rabbit hole.

I feel unmotivated yet restless.  I have a vague sense of athletic drive that is unmoved by the thought of swimming biking or running.  It’s not to say I’m leaving triathlon. I totally want to do Beach2Battleship again.  Nor have … Continue reading

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The Aftermath: B2B Race Epilogue

Oh sweet off-season.  Beer and sleeping and sugar and wine and pajamas… It’s been seven weeks since my Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon finish.  It was over four weeks before I could run pain free.  It was over three weeks before … Continue reading

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The Last Three Miles: B2B race report part 3

“Why is she so happy?” A friend asked Will. “I’m on the run!”  I told Will as I cruised by at an 8:00/mile pace. Generally friends and family would not be dismayed to see me smiling.  They may have been less … Continue reading

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Swim and Bike: B2B race report part 2

Saturday October 17th 2015 I was ready for my 4am alarm.  I ate, stretched, and pooped – ahhhh – all the important stuff out of the way. Now to actually start the race.  In the grand scheme of things, this part seems … Continue reading

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Long and Hard: B2B race report part 1

After three days of driving and camping we arrived at Wrightsville Beach for Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon.    Woah – the ocean.  As we stared at it I felt like Nemo stating the obvious “It’s big… and blue.” Which is also … Continue reading

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