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Trying Something New on Race Day – an Age Group Nationals Recap

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Trying Something New on Race Day – an Age Group Nationals Recap

Never try anything new on race day. You’ve heard it. You’ve practiced it. You’ve likely told other new athletes the same advice. However, I think there are exceptions to this rule. For one, you should always try a new course on race day. Your racing life will get pretty boring if you don’t. Also, you should always try for a new time and pace on race day. For obvious reasons.

I did all of the above this weekend ...

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From Concept to Competition – NJ State Triathlon Recap

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From Concept to Competition – NJ State Triathlon Recap

One year and one month ago, I emailed Coach Cane and declared my desire to do triathlon. One week and two days ago, I competed in my first Olympic distance triathlon, the NJ State Triathlon. I have a few things to show for it, besides some soreness, blisters, and a skill for drawing parallels between time passing.

I drove out Herb, my boyfriend/race photographer/personal cheerleader/gear assistant to West Windsor, NJ on Saturday afternoon to pick up my race ...

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Trying Realities in Triathlon Training

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Trying Realities in Triathlon Training

At first I called these “My Triathlon Training Pet Peeves” but “pet peeves” have the connotation that you can’t really do anything about them and they simply annoy you. The following are unfortunate situations of training rather than “Don’t ya just hate it when…?”’s whose annoyances I can choose to indulge in or see the positives of – I choose the latter! Plus, I like alliteration.

1. The people who take the most breaks while lap swimming spot and ...

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Brooklyn Duathlon Recap

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Brooklyn Duathlon Recap

I awoke just before 5:30am, a little surprised that even a local multi-sport race required an ungodly early wakeup. Fast forward to arriving at Prospect Park: Prepping the transition area was only slightly simpler than I expected, which still required two transitions but with one less discipline. I told myself that when returning from the first run, I couldn’t just toss my shoes willy-nilly like I would fling my wetsuit. There were upsides, however. An overcast sky meant ...

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