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Month: June 2013

Open Water Swim – Sans Wetsuit

Open Water Swim – Sans Wetsuit

As the alarm went off at 5:30am (again!) and I started the long drive up to the lake for an open water swim, I wondered why exactly I was doing this. I haven’t signed up for any race, I don’t have to do XX miles or XX workout, and I certainly don’t have to drive 40min to face one of my biggest fears – an open water swim. But when I saw this gorgeous sunrise on my way, I knew…

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Bart Yasso on Training, Marathons and Triathlons

Bart Yasso on Training, Marathons and Triathlons

Yesterday, I had the chance to run and then hangout with Bart Yasso at Big Peach Running Company, our local running store. Both run and hangout are very loose terms that I will deliberately not elaborate on 🙂 (As hard as it may be to believe, I did not stalk him but instead learnt of his run at the store through twitter #runchat) After a short easy 3.5 mile run, Bart took the time to talk to us about running…

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First 50m Pool Swim

First 50m Pool Swim

Last Friday, with a sudden burst of dutch courage (the same one that makes me do some crazy things once in a while!) I decided to go to the 50m county pool instead of my usual 25yds. To get used to the cold, I tried the bobbing in water technique suggested at OWS clinic  (not really that cold at 81F, but as usual it felt so to me at first dip.). It helped a little, but not too much so I…

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Spirit of the Marathon 2

Spirit of the Marathon 2

Soon after I saw the first Spirit of the Marathon, it became such an inspiration and motivation for me that I’d see it every time I was on the treadmill. Especially powerful since the movie was about Chicago Marathon and I was training for the Chicago marathon. Or maybe I was inspired to sign up for Chicago over Marine Corps or anything else because I watched it. Whatever be the reason, I watched it every. single. week. of training. Which…

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Intro to Crossfit

Intro to Crossfit

I’ve been wanting to try CrossFit for sometime now. And it was mostly fear that was stopping me. On Wednesday, I gathered up a lot of Dutch courage and went in for an introductory class. I had emailed back and forth with the owner for a while, letting him know that I was nowhere close to doing even 10% of what regular crossfitters seem to do and he was very nice reassuring me that they were not going to kill…

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