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Flagstaff Traincation

This past weekend I hosted a Peak Tri Coaching / ONE Multisport training camp in Flagstaff.  It gave us the opportunity to escape the 120-degree heat wave in Phoenix and train in slightly cooler weather at elevation. The camp was full of laughter, pedicures, pickle juice drinking contests, pizza eating, delicious desserts, David Tindall beatdowns, lengthy […]

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Breaking Barriers Paincation in Tucson

  The crew at PBM Coaching (including my coach, Kurt Perham) hosted a “Breaking Barriers” training camp in Tucson, AZ this March.  It was full of pain, sweat, laughter, sunburn, Whole Foods trips, pizza eating, Peeps, Skittles, broken chairs, new friendships, super negative TSB values, and a whole lot of bitching from Joe. The rules of tri camp were […]

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Ironman Arizona 2015: Antifragile

You don’t play triathlon. You play soccer; it’s fun. You play baseball. Triathlon is work that you can leave you crumpled in a heap, puking on the roadside. It’s the physical brutality of climbing Mount Everest without the great view from the top of the world. What kind of person keeps coming back for more […]

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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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My Top 10 of 2011

2011 was fun. No injuries. Lots of races. Several Linsey encounters. Here’s my top 10 of 2011: #10- EPIC training workouts. Two rides stick out above the rest. 1) May 28th- 161 mile solo ride training for Ironman Coeur D’alene (Fountain Hills, to Bartlett Lake, to Mesa,  a Usery Loop and back)… almost 8,000 feet […]

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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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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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