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Ashland Sprint = Race Stories

I was still feeling the impact of Quassy (2 weeks prior) in my muscles, but most importantly, my Quassy experience was still in my mind and heart. The prep: Transition is 4 miles from my house. We have an 8:30 start. I have plenty of time in the morning.  I don’t have to leave until […]

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REV3 Quassy Olympic – late race report

Race Report: R3Q Oly – Thar be hills! The preparation: I hate packing. I made it easier by (finally) creating a packing master list. Everything was laid out Thursday night.  I had everything I needed AND didn’t have any weird forgot my wet suit dreams. The departure: Triathlaife is what happens when you’re making other […]

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hill. repeat. hill.

“What goes up – must come down. And then go up and come back down, again.” 8 x :30 uphill surge (fast, focus on powering with your butt)/ 3:00 easy There may be something wrong with me.  I loved everything about this workout. It was cold. (34 degrees) I needed to layer up in my […]

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Running Mittens

Workout : Endurance Run Planned Duration: 1:20 Keep your pace exceedingly easy throughout “Exceedingly easy”is not my favorite.  I find it exceedingly hard to run exceedingly easy. For at least 5 of the 9 miles, I rationalized that this fact negated the entire assignment . I hate not following my coach’s directions more than I hate […]

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Up hill

I have one rule for running up hill. I never ask myself how I’m feeling when I am running up a hill.  My answer is never positive.  And worse – listening to my answer creates an opening for more negative thoughts and almost always spirals right down into ” I don’t think I can do […]

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