Race Recap: Jackson Hole Half Marathon 2016

My race in Jackson was my 30th. The Tetons were a beautiful backdrop to a particularly meaningful day. We drove in to Jackson from Denver the day before. I think this was the farthest I've ever traveled -- by car --for a race. It was really scenic and allowed us to explore a bit. (We …

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Dopey Challenge Week 2: Planning the Season

Dopey Challenge update: Two weeks down, 27 more to go. Training has been going well. Nothing is off-track yet, although my workload is kicking up into high gear. My stress levels have been negatively affecting my training, but I've been aiming to at least get 6-7 hours of sleep in a night. On the nights …

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Week 2+3 Seafair Sprint Tri Training: Stay Overzealous, Friends

Hi party people! Four weeks in to my new training regimen and I'm feeling good. Still squeezing workouts into random time pockets in my calendar but at least I feel like things are somewhat back to normal. Week 2 was particularly momentous because I got some wonderful news: my fracture was completely healed up, and …

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Week 0+1 Seafair Sprint Tri Training: Making Time for Priorities

I reached a point of terminal velocity with my schedule where I had somehow managed to wriggle out of all physical activity. (How did it ever come to that?!) Obviously my schedule had run amok and it was time to whip it back into shape. A 40-50-60-70-80 hour work week be damned -- if I …

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Week 11 HITS 70.3 Palm Springs Training: One Step At A Time

So I promise you one thing: after I write this week's nothing recap blog, I'm going to clear out my TrainingPeaks 140.6 plan and actually put together a real, feasible plan for the next 6 (and some change) weeks until the 70.3. I foresee a lot more time on the bike, a handful of 10+ …

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Week 8 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Action Always Beats Intention

What a week, folks. I've been thoroughly stressed out about things non-training related (for once!) and I'm so glad to have a community of people who I can rely on when things get really tough for me. Thank you. You know who you are. It was actually a bit light on the training side during …

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Week 6+7 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Warrior, Not Worrier

Week 6 and 7 are in the books. Only 10 weeks left to go before the big day! I've spent the last few weeks pretty stressed and exhausted. I never knew what it was like to be so tired that I couldn't sleep. My legs and body would be sore but my mind would wander …

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Week 4 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Inspire Through Example

Le sigh. SIGH SIGH SIGH. I feel like I've made some good progress with swimming this summer. However, I've made almost zero progress with my cycling. I think I have actually digressed because at the beginning of spring I rocked a 56-ish mile ride and did great, and now I'm struggling through a 28 mile …

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Week 19 Ironman Louisville Training: Finish What You Started

Among many silly reasons, I started my journey to Ironman because I wanted the challenge. I wanted to see what it felt like to take something from concept to completion. I wanted to do it to see if I could do it. There have been a lot of things I've started and never finished...plenty of …

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