Archive | 2012

California International Marathon 2012 : Sub 3 in the Sac

Ten days out from race day, I began checking the Sacramento forecast daily. With a week to go, there was a 60 percent chance of rain, overcast, with small wind gusts. Perfect running weather. It seemed like the conditions worsened each day. Three days away from the race, there was a 100 percent chance of […]

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Ironman AZ 2012 – ‘C’ Stands for Champion

With Ironman AZ fast approaching I needed to do something epic to help Linsey Corbin get a win on my home turf.  I could cheer as loud as possible , but something extra was needed.  I needed to go above and beyond the call of spectator duties.  My friends Kris, Mindy, and Angi held a […]

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10 Things New About Me

A month and half after Vegas, and I’m back at it. 10 things new about me: 1. I have my “A” races mostly planned for next year: Ironman Canada (Whistler), Ironman Boise (or St. George), and Phoenix Marathon. I’m setting the bar high next year. I want to pull off the trifecta: Boston qualify, Vegas […]

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Vegas 70.3 Worlds 2012 – Refusing to Fold

I made it to the big show of 70.3 racing.  It was the half Ironman World Championships in Las Vegas.  I trained incredibly hard for this event and I was going to leave it all out there.  No regrets. Balls to the wall racing. I stayed in Vegas with Angi and JR. We were the […]

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Pain-cation: Vegas/Flagstaff

Vegas training is in full swing! Last week I treated myself to a nice little PAIN-cation away from the blistering heat in Phoenix. First stop: Vegas! I rode the 70.3 Worlds course.  The first 42 or so miles are beautiful! The last miles leading into Henderson… not so much. The next day I ran a […]

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Mt. Lemmon – King of the Mountain

This was my third year in a row climbing the epic Mt. Lemmon in Tucson– 27 miles and 7k feet of climbing.  As always, it didn’t disappoint.  It’s by far  one of the most scenic rides you can do in Arizona. Kevin, Angi, and I left Phoenix at 3:45 a.m. to make the 6:30 a.m. […]

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Ironman Boise 28.4: Holy Iceballs

With my Vegas spot secured, I felt at ease racing Boise. Though, I wasn’t going to take this race lightly. I was going to use this race to really test myself on the bike. My coach wanted me riding 10-20 watts higher than Florida. I knew this would really push me to my limits, but […]

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Florida 70.3 – VEGAS, Baby!

I set a goal this year to qualify for the Las Vegas 70.3 World Championships.  To be completely honest, I thought the chances for me to qualify were slim to none at the beginning of the year.  I’ve consistently trained, but I lacked confidence. I never believed I was the caliber of athlete to qualify […]

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Boston Marathon 2012 – A Record Breakin’ Scorchah

The Boston Marathon… one of the most prestigious running events in the world.  I heard about all the historical features and traditions of the race:  the hills of Newton, Heart Break Hill, kissing the Wellesley girls, the scream tunnel, the CITGO sign, Fenway Park, the unbelievable crowd support, and the finishing stretch on Boylston Street.  I couldn’t […]

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Desert Classic Du – Elliot Meets Madison

First multisport race of 2012 … the Desert Classic Duathlon! Last year I flatted on the bike and had to DNF. I had to get revenge on this course. To top it off, Linsey Corbin was making an appearance. I was super excited to get to Fountain Hills to race.  Madison, her Golden retriever, was […]

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