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Ironman Canada – Smile

When the pain comes, you know what I do? I smile. – Chris McCormack I love sport comeback stories. Jonny Brownlee’s recent victory came at the perfect time. It was inspiring to watch before my Ironman because it was his first World Triathlon Series victory in two years. Jonny had many doubters.  “People have very short […]

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Coeur d’Alene 70.3 – Can’t Lose

Being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there, it’s not about winning.  It’s about you, and your relationship to your family, yourself, and your friends.  Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye, and know that you didn’t let them down because you told them the truth.  And that […]

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Victoria 70.3 – Courage

He who is not courageous to take risks accomplish nothing in life. – Muhammed Ali Nothing in life gives me more butterflies than the days leading up to a big endurance event– especially the first triathlon of the year.   It seemed like it took this long for the first triathlon of the year to arrive: […]

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Mount Rainier Duathlon – Sun’s Out Guns Out

Our inaugural PNW multisport race of the year and first multisport race as Washingtonians took place this past weekend.  We signed up last minute to avoid racing in the rain.  Sun was out and the guns were out on race day. The South King County junkyard dogs: Racing in a different community and on brand […]

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Mercer Island Half Marathon – Humble and Kind

“I know you got mountains to climb, but always stay humble and kind.” – Tim McGraw When you are pursuing a big goal, it is easy to get lost in the mountain that is ahead of you.  One thing I constantly remind myself is not to get distracted by the small, mundane problems that can […]

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Kim 2nd Overall at Ocala HITS 70.3!

News flash – Kim is on a roll!  Kim is a coach’s dream.  She not only works her butt off, she also communicates well, listens, and constantly provides feedback.  I feel like we’ve “clicked” from day one and her race results prove it.  One aspect where she particularly shines (that is often very tough to […]

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Snickers Half Marathon – Kim 2nd AG!

Juggling a busy family and work life and training for an Ironman can be very daunting.  However, it can be done with success with the proper training and periodization throughout the year. Kim has managed to train very effectively, while still being an amazing mother and wife (her husband is also a hardcore Ironman triathlete!). […]

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Becca – Cool Runnings at the Phoenix Half

Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme! Get on up! It’s sub 1:30 Marathon Time! – My race morning pep talk In honor of the Winter Olympics, Becca’s race was based on the movie Cool Runnings. Much like the Jamaican bobsled team, Becca has been a dark horse in her early triathlon career. She has shown […]

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Becca – Queen of Fistman

Training is in full swing for Becca.  She is preparing for the Boston Marathon in April and doing her inaugural Ironman in Whistler. Becca reminds me a lot of my work ethic and willingness to be the best she can be. The progress she has made in just over a year in triathlon is incredible.  […]

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Austin Half Marathon – Haylee with a Breakthrough Performance!

Haylee and I were college dorm-mates and have remained close friends for several years.  She has become an avid runner and endurance junkie. After a nine-month hiatus from running, she decided to make a comeback with her main goal of running the Austin Half Marathon in February.  Haylee lives a very busy life with a […]

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