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DON'T ANSWER THAT DOOR! - Ironman Training Week 7 Leave a comment Read more »

DON’T ANSWER THAT DOOR! – Ironman Training Week 7

This Week In Numbers: Swim: 9750 yards Bike: 50.20 Run: 23.85 Brick (Bike/Run): 42.47 Total Time:  13:17:22 Like the rest of you, it is hard to believe I am sitting here on December 19th, only days away from Christmas!  Where in the world did the…


Baby It's Cold Outside - Ironman Training Week 6 Leave a comment Read more »

Baby It’s Cold Outside – Ironman Training Week 6

This Week in Numbers: Swim:  10,600 yards Bike:  50.86 miles Run:  19.6 miles Brick (Bike/Run):  35.49 TOTAL TRAINING TIME:  13:19:17 It feels like winter has finally arrived in St. George.  Yeah!  I know.  We live in a very nice climate and we rarely have stormy…


"Dos Cajones" and a "Spare Tire" - Expedition St. George 50 Mile Team Relay Leave a comment Read more »

“Dos Cajones” and a “Spare Tire” – Expedition St. George 50 Mile Team Relay

Relays are the new “hip” thing in running races!  Everyone can join a team.  Fast, slow, veteran or newbie.  There is a place for EVERYONE in a relay.  You cram a team of 2 to 5 teammates into one vehicle and run your little hearts…


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My Week as a Full-Time Triath-a-Mom – Ironman Training Week 5

This Week in Numbers Swim:  9900 yards Bike:  76.48 Run:  31.89 (18 of those for Expedition Relay!) Total Time:  13:32:23 As you can see it was quite a BIG week as far as training numbers go.  Actually one of my biggest weeks ever!  It’s amazing…


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Ironman Training Week 4 – In a Quest for Pie

This Week in Numbers Swim:  9400m Bike:  61.73 miles (all indoors) Run:  24.37 miles Total:  12:26:38 Thanksgiving………..My yearly quest for pie  I LOVE PIE and had full intention on eating plenty of it this week along with our traditional Thanksgiving fare  The week leading up…


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Ironman Training Week 3 – So Much to be Thankful For!

This Week in Numbers Swim:  8800 meters Bike:  39.71 (All indoors) Run:  25.58 Total Time:  10:22:30 Coming off of a terrible race at SHAC last week, things had to be better this week.  After a much-needed rest day on Sunday, I was ready for another…


SHAC Turkey Triathlon - It's Just for Fun Right????? 3 Comments Read more »

SHAC Turkey Triathlon – It’s Just for Fun Right?????

I’m not exactly sure where to start on this one……………..It was a rough day. This week was my second week of base training for Ironman St. George.  My weeks are full of  2 hours of training every day, usually within pretty moderate heart rate ranges.…


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Ironman Training Week 2 – This is a Test

This Week in Numbers Swim:  8500 meters Bike:  60.49 miles Run:  24.33 miles 1 Short Sprint Distance Triathlon 2 VO2 Max Tests Total Time:  10:54:56 (not counting testing) After week one I was really feeling good, but things caught up with me just a bit…


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Ironman Training Week 1 Beep! Beep! Beep!

So it has begun.  My personal quest for Ironman began this week with a fresh training plan from Coach M.  Here’s how it all came together over 6 days of training. Swim:  8050 meters Bike:  70.75 miles Run:  19.94 miles Total Training Time:  10 hours…


Racing for a Cause - Save-a-Sister 5k/10k 2 Comments Read more »

Racing for a Cause – Save-a-Sister 5k/10k

October is wonderful…….No one in St. George can dispute that!  With perfect weather, racing opportunities every weekend, what’s not to love  Of course, October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Organizations, businesses and individuals rally around a single, and very pink cause………To Raise Money to…


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