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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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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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