Honu 70.3 2

Honu 70.3
Recently, I had the good fortune of racing Hawaii 70.3, affectionately referred to as Honu (after the sea turtle). I’ll post a separate thing about the vacation side of the trip, but here’s how the racing side went down! For this race, I opted to rent a bike on the Big Island instead of flying ...

Lake Tahoe 70.3 race recap 2

Lake Tahoe 70.3 race recap
Finally, the blog is getting an update! It really has been that long since I’ve done a race, and since life has just been carrying on in between, there wasn’t much to update you all on. But this was quite an epic race, so I need to write down all the crazy things that happened ...

HITS Napa race recap

HITS Napa race recap
One of these days I’ll learn to be more timely with my posts, but better late than never! So last weekend I, along with about 80 people from my tri club,¬†of which 14 were my “kiddos” from the 0-60 program, headed up to Lake Berryessa for the weekend-long HITS Napa Valley triathlon. They offered full ...

IMAZ Recap Part 2: Now we fight on land 12

IMAZ Recap Part 2: Now we fight on land
aka the bike and run. So there I was, freezing cold and finally ran my way into T1. I found a seat and a volunteer promptly proceeded to empty the contents of my bike gear bag on the floor. In my semi-panicked state I accidentally yelled at her to not do that, since I deliberately ...

IMAZ Recap Part 1: Underwater battle arena

IMAZ Recap Part 1: Underwater battle arena
aka, the swim. So there we were, 4am on race morning. I got up, choked down a bagel with nutella spread and did my usual getting dressed thing. I actually managed to get some sleep the night before, so the day started on a good note. That’s one thing that’s surprised me the most about ...

Vineman 70.3 recap – 2014 version 4

Vineman 70.3 recap - 2014 version
What a difference a year makes! I am still actively recovering from the race mentally and physically, my legs are sore and all I want to do is eat and sleep but man what an awesome weekend! I guess I should probably start from taper week. Taper week is somewhat cruel. This is where you ...

Oceanside 70.3 race recap 4

Oceanside 70.3 race recap
What an awesome and exhausting weekend! I’m still reeling from it all and wishing I could take a day or five to sleep and recover. So much to cover, so let’s get started. Norm and I took two days off for the race. Bright and early on Thursday morning, we loaded up the car and ...

Napa Valley Marathon recap

Napa Valley Marathon recap
Sorry for the late recap, it’s been a crazy week. So Napa Valley, my fourth marathon ever! I’ve mentioned it here before, but NVM was meant to be my confidence booster race after last year’s horrible outcome at Nike Women’s. I needed to know whether I’ve come closer to taming the marathon, or whether it ...

NWM ’13 recap

NWM '13 recap
I’m sitting on the couch icing as I type this, so I don’t forget any of the gory details. As I foretold, I woke up at 4:15am this morning. I had some weird dreams last night, probably from the stress, so I was ready to wake up and get going. Good thing my little sidekick ...

Big Kahuna race recap

Big Kahuna race recap
And so we close out the 2013 triathlon season with one last 70.3… As some of you may recall, I signed up for Big Kahuna mostly to prove to myself that Vineman was not a fluke. Weird logic, I know. But now I can say that I own this distance (even though I still got ...