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Waterman’s 70.3: The Spectator Report

Until this past weekend, I had never watched a triathlon. Raced in more than a few, but never spectated. I know. So when given the opportunity to watch my friends race just miles outside of D.C., how could I say no? I headed down to Indian Head, Md. first thing on Saturday morning, super excited … Continue reading

Open Water Weekly

Despite my swimming background, I really dislike the swim leg of triathlon. I have a hard time dragging my butt to the pool, and when it comes to a race my performance is generally mediocre at best. The solution to my swimming rut? Open Water Happy Hour at National Harbor. Wave One, the DC-area open … Continue reading

Kinetic Half Ironman Goals, Reexamined

A few days post-race and I’m sick. I felt really good — never sore — until Tuesday afternoon, when my body decided it was over this whole thing and really didn’t want to allow me to go for my interval ride. Eleven hours of sleep later and I feel worse. Damn you, cold/flu/allergies/post-race meltdown. In … Continue reading

Kinetic Half Ironman Race Report

Well, I could get used to writing race reports like this one. [Warning: it’s LONG.] In other words, I’m still on a high from this weekend. Who’s pumped tri season is finally here? Me! I’d been looking forward to Kinetic — the first half ironman of the season and my second ever — all spring … Continue reading

It’s Mine, All Mine

Well, folks, the day I (and perhaps you) have been waiting for. BIKE DAY. After seven months of saving, a harrowing six weeks of waiting and a few swipes of my poor credit card, the tri bike is mine. Free and clear. It’s the largest purchase I personally have ever made and, aside from my … Continue reading

Nervous and Un(der)prepared

I’m looking ahead, noticing Boston on my calendar and panicking. Thanks to this stupid injury, I’ve done minimal running in recent weeks and certainly haven’t hit anything long. Those 3 pre-race 20 milers? Not even on my radar. I was so good about starting marathon training on time, and I had a solid long run … Continue reading

Friday Workout, Check!

This morning I accomplished more before 8am than a lot of people will all day. The awesome Emily of Sweat Once A Day invited me along for an early morning swim and spin class at the DC YMCA. Hello, 5:35am. The Y pool is short course — HECK YES — and super close to my … Continue reading

Because It’s Valentine’s Day…

I personally am not a fan of this holiday, but Competitor made it a little bit lighter by posting a funny story about how to date a triathlete. It’s an interesting answer to the debate spurred a few weeks back by WSJ’s article on the strain endurance training puts on relationships. As a refresher, that … Continue reading

Triathlete Nirvana

Multisport World is coming to Bethesda in March! Yes, that’s right — a whole day of clinics, seminars, competitions and vendors dedicated to triathlon. Head to Georgetown Prep on March 27 for an expo and sessions on running form, injury prevention, swim technique and swim/bike/run competitions. It’ll be like a marathon expo (which I LOVE) … Continue reading

Itching to Race

I was going through pictures of past races — I don’t have many outside of the professional shots you have to purchase — but I found this and it got me excited to get out there and go. I love the transition area, the start line, the race prep. And, of course, everything that comes … Continue reading

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