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2017 Goal Review
Wednesday, December 27, 2017      0 comments

I guess I was somewhat ambitious with my goals this year, but I think that's never a bad thing. I did hit quite a number of them. Some of them I did way better than I thought possible, and some I did not quite meet. But in general I am pleased w... Read more
Speedy!!
Monday, December 04, 2017      1 comments

I've done 3 5K Distance races this fall with my better half and we've PR'd twice! The first one was the Lanier Under the Lights race, where we got under a 32 minute finish time, which was a first for us running together!! Then we ran two more ra... Read more
Update - 10/24/17
Tuesday, October 24, 2017      0 comments

After two weeks of hell at work (10-12 hour days, a lot of stress, etc), I have finally returned to a semi-normal schedule. I'm back to tracking. And I'm at least getting in an AM workout - either a walk or a run, depending on the day. And now t... Read more
Lanier Tri Recap
Monday, September 25, 2017      2 comments

So I set a goal for 1:41:00 or better for the Lanier Tri. I looked back at my last run of this race (2015) and I finished in about 1:40:26. So I though, ok - I'm in about the same shape as last time (that was the year I ran the Tugaloo Olympic l... Read more
Training Update - 9/18/17
Monday, September 18, 2017      0 comments

This coming Sunday is our last Tri of the season. This is our annual tradition of running the Lake Lanier Islands Sprint Triathlon. It's a fun race, and after surviving the Tugaloo Olympic, I feel like we are probably pretty prepared for this ra... Read more
Race Recap
Tuesday, September 12, 2017      2 comments

So my race went relatively well. My official times were: Swim: 38:07 T1: 4:41 Bike: 1:38:08 T2: 3:00 Run: 1:14:15 My Garmin tagged the swim at a little over 1750 yards, vs the 1650 it was supposed to be (in other words I zig-zagge... Read more
3:38:09!
Saturday, September 09, 2017      1 comments

I beat my goal time! Yay!! More details later. Now for an Epsom salt soak and a nap!!... Read more
It's race day!!
Saturday, September 09, 2017      3 comments

Here we go!!! Goal time 3:45:00... Read more
Training Update - 4 days til the race!
Tuesday, September 05, 2017      1 comments

So we did our last brick workout this past weekend. And it went really well! I finally found a groove for both the bike and the run, and I finished both in a very similar time to my actual race pace in 2015. That was super encouraging! Hopefully... Read more
Training Update
Wednesday, August 30, 2017      0 comments

I forgot to update for this past weekend's training. We rode the actual tri route (27 mile bike, 6.2 mile run), and it went OK. The bike was good. An hour and 41 minutes. Which is about what I would anticipate for race day. Somewhere in the 90-1... Read more
8/21 Training Update
Monday, August 21, 2017      2 comments

So we increased the distance on our bike route again yesterday to 38.6 miles, and then ran the 6.2 miles as well. The bike was a slightly faster pace than last week (13.4 vs 13.3mph average), and the run was slower. In part this was because my l... Read more
8/14 Training Update
Monday, August 14, 2017      1 comments

My legs feel like lead today. Yesterday was our 2nd to last brick at the evil Mount Vernon, and then we switch to the actual tri route, which I believe is quite a bit easier (well, the bike anyhow), and is shorter too. Yesterday's ride was a ver... Read more
Training Update
Monday, August 07, 2017      3 comments

This weekend was my second brick session of 6 for my olympic distance tri. Last weekend we did 20.8 miles on the bike and a 4.3 mile run. This weekend we did a 28.3 mile bike and a 5.2 mile run. And I use the term "run" very loosely to describe ... Read more
Tri Results - work to do.
Monday, July 24, 2017      4 comments

So my goal for the tri was to finish in 1:41:00 or better. I did not accomplish this. I finished in 1:44:35. There were two main factors to this - one was that in the swim, I got caught behind a crowd of people that I just could not find a way t... Read more
July Update - First tri of the season soon!
Monday, July 17, 2017      2 comments

So I am 6 days out from my first Triathlon of the season. It's a sprint race, so it's relatively short. But the bike course is tough, and the run makes me a bit anxious because it's a trail run (I never run trails), and it's going to be VERY HOT... Read more

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