Category Archives: Triathlon

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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The Triathlon Test

Earlier in the week, I eagerly accepted the invitation to join two friends for an early morning swim, bike, and run session.  Call me weird, but this is my definition of “fun.”  It’s now 6:15 AM and the sun is not technically in the sky. … Continue reading

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My Wildflower Experience

The Wildflower Half Ironman triathlon was my big event for the year.  Even before I began training, I planned my weekly mileage, swim times, and bike routes.  Every detail was covered, including my pre-race dinner at Hana Teriyaki, a Japanese named restaurant owned … Continue reading

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