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Absorbing Training

So I woke up this morning feeling really good. No soreness…on a Monday! Who ever heard of such a thing? On any given Saturday and Sunday if I’m not training my butt off, I’m racing my butt off. Result is pretty much the same for Monday morning — creaky and sore! But not this Monday. […]

Life Is A Mixed Bag

I had several friends race this past weekend with a variety of results. Some very pleased with their performance, one flatting early in the bike, some wins and high placements, some just plain really awful days. Not just in triathlons either. I attended Meadowmont Crit yesterday afternoon and saw the same variance in personal satisfaction […]

Track Brick Intervals

I’m not one to spend a lot of time at the track, but I didn’t feel like my first run mile at last weekend’s sprint tri went as well as it could have, so I decided to do brick repeats at the track. 800m run to 5 min on the trainer until I’ve run 4 […]

To Not Struggle

Yesterday I did a run and a trainer workout that ended up feeling easier than I expected. My legs felt tired from workouts earlier in the week, so I kind of expected to struggle a little through the workouts. I just finished reading Roy Palmer’s “Zone Mind, Zone Body” book, so I asked myself if […]

I’m Not Listening…la la la la!

A colleague told me she saw me on my bike the other night and yelled my name from her car and I “ignored” her. Well…ignore is only partially correct. For the most part, when someone yells out their car window when I’m on my bike in traffic, all I hear is wind in my ears, […]

No Parking?

So we get to our usual swimming hole to find freshly planted “No Parking” signs. What? What does this mean, “No Parking?” They don’t want anyone using the cove any more? How stupid is that? People fish back there all the time. And SWIM. Also they come out on boats and drink and break lots […]

Kinetic Sprint Triathlon Race Report

This race was one of a combo of races in the same location this weekend. The Half IM was Saturday and the Sprint on Sunday. What was really neat was starting the sprint triathlon at 10am, allowing for a little more shut-eye than usual on race morning. That’s my kinda race!

At packet pick-up I […]


So I take to the roads when the Kinetic Half cyclists are all out. The plan is to ride the sprint course and I bring a map,which I promptly lose. But that’s OK because I remember it’s almost all left turns and have a vague recollection of road names. I figure I’ll recognize the names […]

The Heckle Factory

Which is ME when I’m tapered, which is NOW. My poor husband… I’m having way too much fun at his expense and it’s entirely due to me being rested.

Granted, Kinetic Sprint isn’t an A race, but I wanted to be fresh so I can get a high quality effort and resulting training effect […]

Marina TT #1 – 2007

Let’s just forget about that miserable Doughnut Boy TT and keep our eyes peeled forward. That time is to be forgotten, because it doesn’t count. Yes. That train has left the station and will not be coming back to town.

Tonight, though, the Marina Train rolled in for a stop and I got on. No […]