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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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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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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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Workouts of Death

Earlier this year while training for IM CDA, I did a 161-mile ride… 8.5+ hours in the saddle, 8000+ft climbing. The next day, I followed it up with a 20+ mile run.  It was my highest volume training weekend ever. I felt like absolute death. I also did a 140+ mile ride from Superior to […]

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Ironman CdA ’11 Race Report

Race Morning: I woke up at 3:45AM race morning and had my usual breakfast: a fruit smoothie, Slimfast, and oatmeal.  Chad  was a body marker volunteer so we drove to the transition area together at 4:30AM.  I had my bike bento box packed, special needs bags dropped off, and final bike check done by 5:30AM.  […]

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