Training Recap: Weeks 17-18 of Escape from Alcatraz

7 weeks to go! 😬 My last two weeks of training have gone pretty well...sort of. I now see 6 red blocks in week 17, but I did go to Orangetheory four times that week. I'm calling it a rest week after two intense training weeks. I was feeling pretty awful on Thursday and Friday …

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Training Recap: Weeks 10-16 of Escape from Alcatraz

I haven't been able to do as much as I'd like with my writing. I used to write weekly training recaps to help me reflect on my progress and goals. My writing has taken a bit of a backseat to my work and teaching (which includes lots of grading). So, in the time I've been …

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Training Recap: Week 6+7+8+9 Escape from Alcatraz

I just wrapped up month 2 of my 5-month training plan. Something that I am learning is that following a training plan is becoming very difficult for me! I've been incorporating a lot of Orangetheory into my routine -- about 3-4 sessions a week, at the expense of my running training, but what has been …

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Training Recap: Week 1+2 Escape from Alcatraz

I've been wanting to race in the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon for years. I think I learned about it during my first year of training for a triathlon. When I researched bucket list races, this came up as one of the top contenders. As soon as I went to the website to register for it, …

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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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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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