Category Archives: Training Plans

It’s Not Crazy. It’s Amazing.

I started doing triathlons two years ago this summer. And I find it really interesting to note the reactions of people whenever it comes up in conversation. Usually I hear, Wow, that’s crazy. I could never do one of those! … Continue reading

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Gut Issues.

In November, after my annual physical blood draw results came back showing I was anemic with low ferritin and low-ishl B12 levels, my doctor prescribed that I take an over the counter iron supplement for the next three months which … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: Redemption Race.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) ********** My relationship with running has been a little, well, complicated for the past few years. I had a flash of … Continue reading

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An Ode: Why I Run. And Swim. And Bike.

A note: I FINALLY HAVE INTERNET ACCESS AT HOME! Our router died, and it took us this long to get a new one. Please forgive my absence, mmmkay? ********** My parents were in town a few weeks ago for a … Continue reading

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Triathlon Training/Race Update

I realized the other day: I’ve done three triathlons this summer thus far… and aside from updating my results page, I’ve not actually written about any of the races here. Last year, after Pumpkinman, I made the decision to hire … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: Race Nerves.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) ********** It stuck me yesterday: my half ironman triathlon is now less than two weeks away. Cue anxiety. Race nerves, for … Continue reading

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Lone Dutchman Marathon

In the last 8 miles of the Maine Coast Marathon in May 2014, when I was hot and miserable and walking the final half of a marathon yet AGAIN, I decided something. You know something? Maybe marathons just aren’t my … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMonday: New Training Season.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) ********** A note: I made it to the end of my first NaNoBloMo! I did it – blogged daily for a … Continue reading

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For the Love of the Swim?

When I was 5 or so, I very nearly drowned in a lake. To this day, it remains one of the most vivid of my first memories – walking down the stone stairs, following my uncle Mike into the water, … Continue reading

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Triathlon Training and Love.

You guys, I have SOOOOO many things I want to blog about, I kind of don’t know where to begin. And man, where does the time GOOOOO? No time! No time! But! I am currently in taper mode for my … Continue reading

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