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2017 Raleigh Half Ironman Race Report

2017 Raleigh Half Ironman Race Report

Key Take-Aways SWIM My Garmin watch calculated that I swam 1.25 miles which, for me, is the most accurate, on-course swim I’ve had to date. However, I need to continue to work on improving my swim technique, efficiency, and speed. BIKE: The 404/808 ZIPP wheels that I […]

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Swim Lesson Recap

Swim Lesson Recap

Recently, I feel like I have hit a plateau with my swimming. With about 6 weeks left before Raleigh Half Ironman, there is still some time left to refine my stroke. Last Thursday, I paid $40 for a 30 minute one-on-one swim session with a local, accomplished […]

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Race Recap: Belews Lake International Triathlon 2017

Race Recap: Belews Lake International Triathlon 2017

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017 Location: Stokesdale, NC Start Time: 9:00 AM Distance: Swim 1500 meters, Bike 27 Miles, Run 10K   Pre-Race Goals I’ll admit, I wasn’t really interested in doing this race, due to it being in early April (cold), and due to the chance […]

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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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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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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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