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Month: May 2016

Memorial Day 5K

Memorial Day 5K

Well … I ran a 5k this morning – to run on Memorial Day, to run with friends (Julia ‪#‎TeamLoki‬ and Brandi), and to check my HR zones. Since I hadn’t trained for a 5k, and I have run maybe 4 times since London a month ago, the “race” was more of a fast-run. I did beat a high school kid though, running up a hill – while trying to talk life lessons to her about not giving up 🙂  Before…

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My First Ride Outside After Hiatus

My First Ride Outside After Hiatus

It’s been almost 8 months since I rode outside the last time! I meant to keep riding through the winter, but since I jumped straight into marathon training, never did. And then when I got back from London, I was done with everything and just wanted a break. After being pumped up by Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga, I was inspired once again to dust the cobwebs off my bike. How you can tell that it’s my first ride outside since Ironman 70.3…

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Fusion Tri Shorts Review & GIVEAWAY: Fusion Sports USA Sweepstakes

Fusion Tri Shorts Review & GIVEAWAY: Fusion Sports USA Sweepstakes

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Why I’m taking a break from “What’s Next”

Why I’m taking a break from “What’s Next”

After every big goal race, there’s the lingering question of “What’s Next?”. There is either the excitement generated by a great race that fuels your fire of wanting to go back for more, or the disappointment of a not so good race that pushes you to seek revenge/redemption.  I started training with coach back in July 2014 for the Dopey Challenge as precursor to Augusta 70.3. Those 18 months were structured and intense. Even after I split up with coach,…

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London Marathon Race Report

London Marathon Race Report

When you have A race that you’ve dreamt about, that you’ve never thought you’d ever the chance to run, that you’ve taken leaps beyond your comfort zone to get to – writing a race report for that race is a very hard task! Add to that an unbelievable atmosphere, the most crazy and fun people, and an forgettable race experience. The London Marathon was all that and more. I have photos, GoPro video (that still needs to be edited down…

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Highlights from my London Marathon 2016

Highlights from my London Marathon 2016

The London Marathon is an experience first and a race second. It is reputed to be like no other, not even Boston or New York city. And I could see why. The experience I had during London was something way way different than my big races in the US like Chicago and Disney.  This post is the highlight reel of my London Marathon experience, a much detailed race/performance report will follow. I was hoping to be able to use the…

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