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Category Archives: Summer 2011

Bike vs. Water    Guess who won? 3 Comments Read more »

Bike vs. Water Guess who won?

So after getting back into the swing of things this week as far as training, I was looking forward to my recovery bike ride on Friday night.  Thunderstorm clouds had moved in and, though a bit windy, it was under 90 degrees.  Perfect for a…


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What a Pleasant Surprise! – Iron County Fair 5K

It’s been a week since the Utah Half and I believe my legs have FINALLY decided to come around to proper function again.  I wasn’t necessarily sore after the Half, maybe a bit stiff for a few days, but nothing compared to other races where…


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Bringing it all Together – The Utah Half 2011

  The best taper I have ever participated in began the weekend before the BIG Utah Half race.  I have never in my life been so grateful to taper.  I had worked hard in the weeks leading up to this point and was ready for…


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The Making of an “A” Race

Wow!  Where has the summer gone.  As much as I love to know that the cooler temperatures are right around the corner, it’s a bummer that summer triathlon season is swiftly coming to a close.  Since Scofield, Coach M has been busy tearing my legs…


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Head Games – Escape from Scofield 2011

I came out of transition with the heaviest legs I’ve felt in a while.  As I turned on to the pavement, I realized that the first 5 miles of this 10 mile run was going to be into the wind.  I glanced down at the…


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A “Vacation” Only an Athlete Could Love

The end of June was interesting for me.  I was wrapping up my job at the Community Center and focusing on high altitude training for my next race in Scofield, Utah (base elevation 7600ft climbing to over 9200ft).  Work was super busy with more meetings…


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When the Balls Come Tumbling Down….

You know the analogy of life being like a juggler……You start out with easily floating 2 balls through the air from hand to hand. You add a 3rd ball and things get a bit more complicated, but still have a semblance of  order (if you…


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Breakin’ the Law!……Park City Triathlon

My triathlon season has officially commenced and I’m so excited!  The first race of the season kicked off this past weekend in Park City and what a weekend it was……..I pretty much exercised no caution going into this race and broke the Number 1 rule…


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