Yearly archive for 2015

Post Marathon Recovery

Post Marathon Recovery

Saturday, I ran my second marathon, the Richmond Marathon. Now that it is done, I’ve been wondering what my post marathon recovery should be. Last year, I didn’t do anything for two weeks after my marathon. I was following the advice of my running coach for a […]

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Richmond Marathon Completed!

Richmond Marathon Completed!

Recap coming soon!

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Recap: Claytor Lake Triathlon

The Claytor Lake Triathlon was held at Claytor Lake State Park in Dublin, Virginia on September 11, 2015. This triathlon was my very first open water swim (OWS) triathlon. This triathlon had a 500 meter swim, 12.5 mile bike, and 5K run. A few things that I […]

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Should I race a half ironman before a full ironman?

This may be crazy, I know. But in the recent hype of signing up for my first half ironman, I’ve been recently entertaining the idea of also signing up for a full ironman distance event in 2016. My reasoning is that my 70.3 is in June next […]

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Ironman 70.3 Raleigh – 2016

I’m signed-up and excited about training for and participating in my first Half Ironman event, the 2016 Ironman 70.3 Raleigh. I registered fairly early on, September 28th. The general entry fee was $275, and I ended up buying the full refund plan for an additional $40 (I […]

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Recap: My First Open Water Swim (OWS)

On August 9th, 2015, I had my very first open water swim (OWS), and the lake monster didn’t get me! I swam for about a mile, but forgot to start my Garmin for the first part of the swim, so my Garmin has me at a .71 mile […]

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How much salt do you need while running?

Are salt tablets needed when running 2+ hour events? This is a question that I ask myself often. In my first & only marathon in April 2014 (high heat and humidity), I suffered major leg cramps around mile 18, and had to power through to finish the marathon. […]

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Prevent Running Injuries with Better Form

For the last few runs I’ve had, I noticed some highly unusual pain along the left side of my leg around my knee area. I’ve never had any knee-related issues when running. So as any sane person would assume, I feared that I must need a total […]

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Braking

Another great article from http://totalwomenscycling.com Remember the back brake is for regulating speed and the front for really stopping. If the junction is clear then you may not need to use the front, just dragging the back brake. If there is traffic or its tighter than you […]

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How to use your gears efficiently

I’m still learning how to become an effective cyclist. I currently don’t have any method or technique for gear switching and cadence. However, after a Google search, I came across a great article from http://totalwomenscycling.com on how to use your gears effectively. See some highlights below. 1. […]

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