Let me tell you the (only mildly) disappointing news first: no PR. Everything else about the day was awesome, though, and I’m super, super happy with the race and the results. Here’s the whole story, complete with pictures and video, thanks to my 11-year old cameraman. Pre-Race Honestly, I spent most of Friday so wrapped […]
When I got up for my 20 mile ride/1 mile run brick this morning, I really wasn’t feeling it. So rather than fret about my speed or stamina, I gave myself a fun bloggy reason to stop and smell the roses…errrr, take some photos! Here’s what my workout looked like today: Pretty cheerful considering it’s […]
DU for FUN #2! Race Report!
Yes, even the title has exclamation points today – my day was THAT! GOOD! But that’s all the spoiler you’re going to get…here’s the report: PRE-RACE I slept about as well as I ever do before a race where I have big expectations, which is to say, barely at all. I had set my alarm […]
Five (Goals) Friday
Hooray, tomorrow is race day – the DU for FUN #2!! I’m excited and nervous, but right this second leaning more toward excited (talk to me in thirty seconds when that changes again…) Workouts have been crossed off the training plan and I am ready to rumble. You can see at the top of the […]
Happy Thursday! Here are the Three Things on my mind today: 1. Last night IronHubs and I were taking our dog for a walk when we saw this: Yes, that’s a BEAVER. Now, you might be thinking, “So what, it’s a beaver,” but I had never seen one in real life before! And this one […]
The Only Way to Get Better
About two weeks ago, I had a huge “A-HA!” moment in my training. I love it when that happens! I was analyzing my performance at my last race and working on my training schedule for the next two duathlons in this series, when I came to the conclusion that the only way to meet my […]
DU for FUN #1 Race Report
The Lead-Up After the WTH, I promised myself I would take plenty of time off to recover and rest and hopefully prevent those nasty I-got-back-to-it-too-fast injuries I’m so famous for. So I took a few days off and then eased back into swimming and only the tiniest bit of running and biking. I was relaxed […]
It’s five days post-World’s Toughest Half and I can finally sit on the toilet without grimacing and muttering, “ow ow ow ow ow ow” – hooray! Here are some of the things I’ve been thinking about this week, bullet pointy-like: Results are posted and I came in 14th out of 15 for the duathlon. Ha, […]
World’s Toughest Duathlon Race Report
Yesterday’s race was originally supposed to be my “A” race for the year – Half-Iron, baby, woo hoo!! Then my training got a very late start due to back issues/sciatica. Then I completely freaked out about the open water swim. “A” race? Not so much anymore, more like a “Let’s just make it to the […]
World’s Toughest Ho-Hos
I came, I ran/rode/ran, I kicked its ass! Finish time 7:40:18. There’s definitely a reason this thing is called the World’s Toughest Half. Full race report with a million pictures coming soon!