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Ironman Louisville

By |2015-10-18T10:19:00-04:00October 18th, 2015|

The ironman is a long day.  It's a long process of training.  However, I know we pour through stories of race day just to get to the best part:  The Finish Line.   Here's to skipping the meal and going straight for the dessert.   I now present, the Ironman Louisville 2015 finish line race [...]

LOU Prep: Pre Race Pedi

By |2015-10-06T20:04:00-04:00October 6th, 2015|

Found the perfect color for a race: And taper shopping.  Maple Bacon Gu.   This better taste as superb as it sounds.  I'll try it at mile 80 of the bike! 

Timberman 70.3

By |2015-10-05T18:35:00-04:00October 5th, 2015|

This race was about....Visiting home!   Pre race shake up training! My family from Maine! Triathlon Friends.  My brother from another mother with the best motivational sign.And the fam! 


By |2015-09-27T13:37:00-04:00September 27th, 2015|

I'm cutting caffeine out of my diet but I'm a real addict.  Coffee makes everything feel better.  I'm going to miss coffee.  I drink 4 cups a day and sometimes more though I do not track it. Around lunchtime on Friday, I committed to giving it up.  The Tri Coach suggested this and I replied [...]

Colonial Beach Tri Report

By |2015-09-05T17:09:00-04:00September 5th, 2015|

I decided it would be fun to do the "double" weekend of racing with a sprint and an oly. The conditions for Colonial Beach were pretty miserable day one as far as setting up and waiting for the start.  It was pouring buckets. Poor Nick had a rough day of spectating as I splashed around [...]

I Love the Tavern Triathlon Race Report

By |2015-09-05T15:53:00-04:00September 5th, 2015|

Delayed Race Report!  --> The I Love the Tavern Triathlon (AKA The Tavern) is a local gem produced by Richmond Multisports(RMS) with a welcoming and lighthearted picnic party vibe that has kept athletes coming back to race or just enjoy the scene for years.  The river swim is downstream and fast.  There is a big [...]

Strengths Finder in Triathlon

By |2015-08-30T06:19:00-04:00August 30th, 2015|

My company had our team take a quiz & half day class on the Strengths Finder book by Tom Rath a while back.  It scores you on 34 natural talents and gives you your top 5 natural talents in order.  We were talking on how we use these in our work roles so I decided [...]

Shamrock Half Marathon

By |2015-08-17T13:50:00-04:00August 17th, 2015|

I fell behind on race reporting. I never blogged about my best race ever, the Shamrock Half Marathon in March.  It was when I realized I was very much succeeeding at self coaching.  I wanted that for the confidence in the knowledge I've gained as a student of the sport and the ability to apply [...]

Corporate 4 Miler

By |2015-08-08T20:23:00-04:00August 8th, 2015|

Catch up race report: I fell behind in race reports.  I owe a few.  Here's one for the Corporate 4 Miler. The race brings companies from a wide variety of industries from all over the Greater Richmond area and we compete with in our respective industry categories as teams.  We work hard.  We play hard.  We run Hard! [...]

Flying Through Transitions

By |2015-07-18T18:03:00-04:00July 18th, 2015|

I generally waste zero time in transitions and typically place high in transitions.  I leave my shoes on my bike.  I used to dazzle my cul de sac neighbors (haha) practicing this skill before races.  I also still clip into my pedals like its my first day in the sport and fumble a lot so [...]

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