Desert’s Edge Make-up Sprint Tri 2018

I had a DNS (did not start) earlier this season for a sprint triathlon. This was already a downgrade from the half ironman for which I was training. There were a lot of things out of my control that required that I pull out of the event, and the race director was nice enough to …

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Race Recap: Rock n Roll Montreal Half Marathon 2018

There is something so special about international races. Perhaps it's because I'm out of my element, or because some of the street signs are in a foreign language. It's just far enough away from home to make it feel special again. This race took me to...Canada! The journey to Canada took about six hours from …

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Another DNS, A Run Streak…And Ramping Up for Honolulu

A few days after my last post, there was a sudden change in plans. We ended up not making it to the start line at the Rocking Chocolate Half Marathon, and I never made it to the start line for the Desert's Edge Sprint Triathlon either. That makes two triathlon DNSs (did not start) this …

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Week 5+6 Desert’s Edge Tri Training: A Little Bit of Adventure

The antibiotics are done and the cold/flu has mostly worked itself out of me. The exhaustion is still lingering but I am able to get most of my rest. I've registered for the sprint distance, and oh boy, thank goodness I didn't spring for the Olympic! I've made it into the pool a few times, …

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Week 3+4 Desert’s Edge Tri Training Recap: Out Sick!

In the early part of week 3, I caught a bug that quickly flatlined me. I tried my best to work through it -- meaning, I worked from home for as much as humanly possible. I tried to stay coherent on work phone calls, and I hope my emails and data analyses made sense. I'm …

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Week 2 Desert’s Edge Tri Training Recap: Making Time For Your Goals

I'm into my second week of this modified training plan and I have to say...I'm liking it so much more. The hours are so much more manageable compared to my last plan. I find that my motivation still waxes and wanes during the week, but I am able to rearrange them without much struggle. This …

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Week 1 Desert’s Edge Tri Training Recap: Stay Stubborn On the Vision

After a few false starts with my 70.3 base training and 13-week race training plan, I decided to scrap it for something more manageable. During my bad weeks, I was swinging around 3-5 hours comfortably, so I decided on a sprint triathlon plan that I already owned in Training Peaks. This would give me some …

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