Blog

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Richmond Marathon Completed!

Richmond Marathon Completed!

Recap coming soon!

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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. […]

Read more
Page 3 of 41234