Race Report: Lake Stevens 70.3

Lake Stevens was my 2nd Half Ironman race, and the prep for this race was very different than the prep for Austin 70.3 last October. Going into this race I had much more confidence in my ability, I had an additional 9 months of base under my belt, but I didn’t have a really consistentContinue reading “Race Report: Lake Stevens 70.3”

Race Report: Austin 70.3

Austin 70.3 was my first half-ironman. It was my 5th and final race of the season – so for many reasons, this race was a big deal for me. Prior to Austin, I’d raced 4 triathlons but the focus had always been on nailing my first 70.3. I wasn’t sure what type of goals IContinue reading “Race Report: Austin 70.3”

Race Report: Aluminum Man “Olympic” Triathlon

The Aluminum Man Olympic Triathlon is a unique race, which is why I used quotes in the title. The distances are as follows: 1k swim versus the standard 1.5k swim, 50k bike versus the standard 40k bike, and the run was the standard 10k. Going into this race, located in The Dalles, I was determinedContinue reading “Race Report: Aluminum Man “Olympic” Triathlon”

Race Report: Mid-Summer Olympic Triathlon (which became a duathlon…)

The Mid-Summer Triathlon takes place on the exact same course as the Blue Lake Triathlon that I’d run in June. Going into race weekend, I was feeling very confident that I was going to be able to take off at least 10 minutes from my time only 2 months earlier. Leading up to this raceContinue reading “Race Report: Mid-Summer Olympic Triathlon (which became a duathlon…)”

My first triathlon.

Three weeks before the race, I finally signed up for the Blue Lake Olympic Triathlon (http://aasportsltd.com/events/race/bluelaketri/) in Portland, Or. At this point I knew that I was good at training, it was time to see if I could race. My coach was very encouraging in the days leading up to the race, he constantly reminded meContinue reading “My first triathlon.”