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Show Low 70.3 – Ellie Scores the Deuce

It ain’t over till the fat lady sings. My first big race of the year took place in the cool, fresh pines of Show Low, Arizona. Temperatures were expected to be in the 80s on race day.  Mix that with altitude, rolling hills, and a little trail running, I knew I was in for a […]

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A Miracle in McNary

I had many great dates with my P3.  We danced up Mt. Lemmon and went on many memorable rides together.  I rode her to the 70.3 Ironman World Championships, three Ironmans, and several podium finishes.  We shared many laughs, pain, sweat, hardships, and saddle sores together.  I will miss you Tekka Maki. Me love you […]

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First Tri of 2013 – Marquee International

Last weekend I got to work out some of the kinks before my big race in three weeks… Ironman St. George. I couldn’t miss out on another Red Rock Company event so I signed up for Marquee International triathlon.  It was a huge triathlon weekend in Tempe, with the USAT Collegiate National Championships going on […]

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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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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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