Yearly archive for 2016

Running with the VDOT Method

I want to be a faster runner. Who doesn’t? My usual routine is to run with my heart monitor and do my easy runs, and long runs in Zone 2, my tempo runs in Zone 4, and my intervals in Zone heart attack. I know to avoid […]

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Recap: Raleigh Half Ironman 70.3

Raleigh 70.3 IM Race Report I was fortunate enough to complete my very first half distance triathlon (only my third OWS triathlon out of 6 total) this past Sunday at the Raleigh Half Ironman. Although my finish was unofficial because I DNF’d the swim by missing the […]

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Recap: 2016 Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon

My first triathlon of the 2016 season was the Appalachian Power Smith Mountain Lake Sprint Triathlon. This was a wet-suit legal open water swim triathlon with rolling hills for the bike course and run course. The weather was absolutely gorgeous! It was a great day to race. […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Clipless Pedals

Beginner’s Guide to Clipless Pedals

The Beginner’s Guide to Clipless Pedals article I recently read is totally worth the read! I just purchased some new Look KEO pedals based on all of the information in the article below: http://university.tri-sports.com/2011/09/09/beginner%E2%80%99s-guide-to-clipless-pedals/

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Purchasing My First Triathlon Bicycle

Purchasing My First Triathlon Bicycle

Today, I’m both excited and relieved to have purchased my first triathlon bicycle (tri-bike). I’m excited because the past few weeks leading up to today was very time consuming. I spent most of my available time searching Craigslist bicycle listings in locations up to 4 hours away […]

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Looking for my First Triathlon Bicycle

Looking for my First Triathlon Bicycle

I’ve recently been on an intense and borderline obsessive mission to purchase my first triathlon bicycle. With 2016 being my first “real” triathlon season, I really want to set myself up for success. I completely understand that an expensive bike won’t make me faster. But, I do […]

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I’ve Got the Power! (Virtual)

Until recently, I was not a big fan of indoor cycling. I had a cheap (but highly rated) magnetic trainer, and absolutely loathed 45+ minute workouts. My usual routine was to delay and stall the actual workout as long as possible, then when I finally start the […]

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