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Phoenix Marathon: Like a Boss

A little tidbit before I begin: Three years ago, I ran my first marathon barely breaking the 4:30 barrier.  It was a huge accomplishment at the time just to finish and run 26.2 miles.  It still is one of my proudest moments crossing the line at my first marathon.  I’ve trained hard the past three […]

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Skirt Chaser 5k – Shorty Got Swagger

I decided to double down last Saturday– 10k in the morning and Skirt Chaser 5K in the afternoon. I coasted in for the overall win at Susan’s Cancer 10k run at Kiwanis Park. Time for the big event of the day: Red Rock’s Skirt Chaser 5k.  It was a beautiful, sunny day out, I got to […]

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PF Chang’s Half Marathon: Montana Made Mojo

I wasn’t intending to race at all.  My run training has been very minimal the last several weeks. I was bummed seeing all my AZ friends racing.  Then, Linsey tweeted that she’d be running the half too.  Now, I’m really bummed. I drive to Phoenix Saturday afternoon to pick up my bib number, still undecided whether […]

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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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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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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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Ragnar Champions – Durapulse Ultra

I went into Ragnar much more prepared this year.  I’m in the middle of Boston marathon training and my run fitness is improving on a weekly basis. I’ve also made some significant changes to my lifestyle. I got rid of my TV and cable.  No more wasting my life away with that garbage. It’s amazing […]

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