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Ironman 70.3 Augusta Race Report #LongRoadToAugusta

Ironman 70.3 Augusta Race Report #LongRoadToAugusta

Sometime mid last year after I finished a Sprint Tri on 8 days of “training”, I had a crazy idea. So crazy that I immediately banished it, but so crazy that I couldn’t help keep thinking about it. I wanted to do  Ironman 70.3 Augusta. There was a small catch though – along with being a slow swimmer and runner, I didn’t know how to ride! And hence began the #LongRoadToAugusta These past 15 months, I’ve trained, I’ve learnt, I’ve had breakthroughs,…

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Gary’s Augusta Half Ironman Race Report

Gary’s Augusta Half Ironman Race Report

This is Gary’s Race Report for Ironman 70.3 Augusta. He was nice enough to let me host the report when I asked around for race reports to compile in my Augusta Half Ironman section of the blog.   This was to be my second attempt at the 70.3 triathlon distance; 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run. My first 70.3 was the Rev 3 Anderson, SC last fall, which was a great introduction to the distance, and…

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#LongRoadToAugusta – What Will Race Day Bring

#LongRoadToAugusta – What Will Race Day Bring

Ever since the day I even thought about signing up for Ironman 70.3 Augusta, I knew it would be a long and hard road. Hence the #LongRoadToAugusta. But it was almost 10 months to the day that I signed up. I knew I would stumble, I knew I would have my firsts, I knew I would break down some days, I knew I would come out tougher some days, I knew I would love it all, I knew I would…

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A Thank You Note

A Thank You Note

   As I pickup my race number and everything else, and before I get engulfed in the pre-race bubble, I want to take a minute to look back at the great support I’ve had in this #LonRoadToAugusta. Without the support of people around me, I don’t know how I’d have gotten through the training cycle.  Guru  (That really is his name!) I joke about Mr. FauxTriathlete’s involvement in my training – he rarely knows what I’m upto and hardly ever…

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Just Keep Swimming

Just Keep Swimming

In 6 days, at this exact moment, I’ll be lined up on the dock at Augusta waiting to take the jump to my first 70.3 triathlon. Coach asked me earlier today how I was feeling. I can’t seem to muster up an THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE IN CAPS yell, but I’m not at the opposite end of I’m nervous to the point of puking either. I’m somewhere in between the two.  While it is…

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RAFFLE: SparkleSkirts

RAFFLE: SparkleSkirts

CLOSED: Congrats Erin! As a lot of people in my running circles know – I LOVE my running skirts! My preferred brand is Sparkle Skirts – pockets on each leg, pocket on waist band and shorts that don’t ride up! I wear mine for running and out about town!  I’m raising money for Run for Autism to run the London Marathon (my bucket list marathon and the hardest marathon in the world to get into, even with a charity spot)…

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I don’t wanna …

I don’t wanna …

My training peaks for one of the days last week said 2k swim and 45min recovery run. An easy knockout of 2-2.5hrs with my slow swim pace. Plenty of similar days that I’ve done in the past. Except this time, I didn’t want to. I didn’t want to swim or run or do anything. I wanted to sit and idle my time away and maybe do my to-do list and eat a pint of icecream and play some old hindi…

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