Category Archives: Triathlon

The Millie Effect

Looking in the rear view mirror, I see smoke rising from the two cars behind me.  It takes me a moment to register that we’ve been in a three car accident.  Car 1 hits car 2 which hits us (notably … Continue reading

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The Expensive T-Shirt

It’s six days until the triathlon (Chula Vista Challenge – Olympic distance).  Under the bright blue noon sky, I head out on my last tune-up run.  The plan — an easy 3 or 4 miles to keep my legs sharp. … Continue reading

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Second Time Issues

This is my first second.  Since beginning my endurance athlete adventure, I’ve never participated in the same event twice — until Saturday’s San Diego Triathlon Classic. For the second year in a row, I am racing the Olympic distance triathlon (1500 … Continue reading

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Inspiration at 5′ 7″

What I hate about endurance events are the long training days.   This weekend, I ran 12 miles taking 3 hours out of my Saturday morning (when you include commute, warm-up, and cool-down time).  But, the training day is essential because … Continue reading

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San Diego Triathlon Classic Race Report

Hot and nasty.  All week, it’s been hot and humid.  I can’t remember a week where the temperature inside my house hovered at 85 degrees at 10 PM.  The good news is that the heat makes sleeping difficult, and I’m easily … Continue reading

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Race Report: June Lake Triathlon

I signed up for the June Lake Triathlon (Olympic Distance) because it was there.  I scheduled a summer vacation at Mammoth Lakes.  On a whim, I checked whether any races were held that week — lo and behold — the June … Continue reading

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The Perfect Race? Lake Havasu Race Report 2014

With my third half-ironman triathlon in the books, I’m beginning to wonder if there is such a thing as a perfect race. Here’s my Lake Havasu (HITS series) race report … and a few pictures! At the crack of dawn, … Continue reading

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