Archive | 2011

First Swim Meet!

I did my first swim meet this past weekend… the Masters State Championships at Phoenix Swim Club (December 10-11). I was a nervous wreck the morning before my meet… 1. I didn’t know how to dive – I watched Michael Phelps videos to learn how to dive off the block.  I think this made me even […]

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A Dream Come True – Ironman AZ 2011

On Sunday I watched my first Ironman since I began this sport in 2009. Race Week:  I was super excited because 1) I could catch up with all my triathlon buddies, 2) I had tons of friends and teammates racing, 3) the weather was going to be awesome, and 4) my girl, Linsey Corbin, was […]

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Amica International Triathlon

Amica 19.7 Phoenix – International Course 2011-11-06 Chandler, Arizona United States Eident Sports Marketing 64F / 18C Sunny Triathlon – Olympic Total Time = 2h 07m 58s Overall Rank = 6 Age Group = 25-29 Age Group Rank = 1 Pre-race routine: Amica decided to switch venues this year from beautiful Lake Pleasant to the gasoline-smelling, salty Firebird Lake. Seriously, this […]

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First Bike Accident

I had my first serious  bike crash this past weekend… I was house/dogsitting for a friend over the week and she owns tubulars.  She hadn’t rode them since Ironman Coeur d’Alene.  Before this past weekend, I knew very little about tubulars so I had no clue what to check for.  I pumped them up and […]

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The #1 Linsey Corbin Fan

There has been recent speculation on my commitment to being the #1 LC fan.  There have been many doubts lately… and many accusations that I have lost my #1 ranking.  These accusations are bogus. Here is a list I’ve made that proves I am the NUMBER ONE Linsey Corbin fan. Warning. Creeper mode:  ON #10: My […]

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Two Men and a Baby – SOMA 2011

Red Rock Company’s premiere event, SOMA triathlon, was supposed to the grand finale battle between “Father and Son.”  Dan had beat me at Marquee Triathlon and I won at Ironman Coeur d’Alene earlier in the year.  This was going to be Round 3… for all the marbles. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel I could get ready […]

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May the DURAFORCE be with you

I joined DURAPULSE Performance Company AKA “the Academy” June 2010 with the goals of becoming more competitive as a triathlete. I have progressively moved up the ranks, beginning as a young Jedi initiate. Jedi order from lowest to highest ranks: 1) Youngling: Course clutter. 2) Padawan : Athletes who go through rigorous training by the Jedi master […]

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I’m going to Boston!

Wow, I suck at blogging. I’ll try to be better at this… —— Earlier, this year I had qualified for Boston at the P.F. Chang’s Marathon with a 3:06:40. However, shortly after, Boston Athletic Association implemented a rolling admission system, allowing the fastest qualifiers to enter the earliest.  The 2012 Boston marathon “rolling registration dates” […]

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Mt. Lemmon, Giant Cookies, & Pizza

My marathon is less than three weeks away and I’ve been consistently running 40-50 mile weeks.  My coach told me “I’m not a triathlete for the next few months but strictly a runner.”  I’ve been trying to maintain fitness on the bike and swim, mostly going to the Durapulse spin and Phoenix Swim Club Master classes. […]

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Ironman CdA … Afterthoughts

It’s been a month since IM CDA and I’ve had a quite a bit of time to think about my race and recover.  Sure, I had dreams of a Kona spot and I didn’t get close, but I gave the race everything I possibly had.  Also, I’ve made some huge improvements since Ironman Arizona 2010. […]

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