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The Second Time Around: Can It Ever Be as Good as the First?

Well, if you walk away with a trophy, maybe it can.  Or not… After my first triathlon, I was flying high from the excitement of the whole event.  If you read my summary “Can’t Wipe This Smile Off My Face…”, you know what I’m … Continue reading

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Can’t Wipe This Smile Off My Face: Confessions of a First Time Triathlete!

It started the night before the race.  The smile.  My husband noticed it as we walked the path to the pre-race swim clinic.  As 30-50 people gathered to hear what Ironman triathlete Bryan Rhodes had to say about open water swimming … Continue reading

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Just When I Was Feeling So Good (Translate Cocky) About The Triathlon…

Here’s my top 11 random thoughts during a 25 mile bike ride in 90 degree weather today. 1.  Is the wind ever, ever at your back?  I mean ever? 2.  And will I ever be able to catch my breath? 3.  … Continue reading

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Can Couch Potatoes Change?… or Don’t We All Start as Spuds?

It’s official.  I registered (and paid) for the triathlon scheduled for July 16.  Pretty good for someone who—until very recently—thought triathlon was spelled Tri-ath-A-lon!  If you’ve read any of my last three posts or A Running Journal diary, you’ll know I rather dubiously started running via the … Continue reading

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What? You’ve Never Heard of Brick Training? Join the Club.

Yes, it all began with that one step.  Now I’m wondering what I’ve gotten myself into.  I showed my husband the Sprint Triathlon website, which by the way includes a NON-traditional biking distance of 24 miles, a Sprinternational special condition, … Continue reading

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