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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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2012 Race Schedule

My 2012 race schedule.  No Ironman. Time to get fast. PF Chang’s Half Marathon – Jan 18 Ragnar Del Sol Men’s Ultra – Feb 25-26 Desert Classic Duathlon – March 10 Boston Marathon -April 16 Iron Gear Olympic Triathlon – May 5 IM Florida 70.3 – May 20 IM Boise 70.3 – June 9 IM […]

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First Swim Meet!

I did my first swim meet this past weekend… the Masters State Championships at Phoenix Swim Club (December 10-11). I was a nervous wreck the morning before my meet… 1. I didn’t know how to dive – I watched Michael Phelps videos to learn how to dive off the block.  I think this made me even […]

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Amica International Triathlon

Amica 19.7 Phoenix – International Course 2011-11-06 Chandler, Arizona United States Eident Sports Marketing 64F / 18C Sunny Triathlon – Olympic Total Time = 2h 07m 58s Overall Rank = 6 Age Group = 25-29 Age Group Rank = 1 Pre-race routine: Amica decided to switch venues this year from beautiful Lake Pleasant to the gasoline-smelling, salty Firebird Lake. Seriously, this […]

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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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Ironman CdA … Afterthoughts

It’s been a month since IM CDA and I’ve had a quite a bit of time to think about my race and recover.  Sure, I had dreams of a Kona spot and I didn’t get close, but I gave the race everything I possibly had.  Also, I’ve made some huge improvements since Ironman Arizona 2010. […]

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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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To Someone Special

I had the pleasure of having my fellow “elf” friend Jess, a professional photographer, cross-fitter, mountain biker, and extreme plank enthusiast,  take photos of me throughout my Ironman Coeur d’Alene weekend.  She is my friend Jen’s sister-in-law…. or aunt… or maybe even her niece… I really have no idea.  Anyways, we share many similar interests […]

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