Doki doki

Doki doki
3 days till NWM! So I ducked out of work early to pick up my bib today. My only real “goals” for this race are 1) to finish in one piece, 1a) preferably without causing long-term damage to myself and 1b) not be too far off from my previous times. I don’t think that’s a ...

End of the taperworm, 2013

End of the taperworm, 2013
It is almost time. One week until race day, for my last marathon and very last race of 2013. Today I went on one last taper run. It had cooled down quite a bit – a sure sign that fall training is officially here! Before I left the house I finished setting up my Training ...

My new sidekicks

My new sidekicks
Oh don’t worry, these two are still around. So remember how in my last post, I mentioned that my poor Motoactv was dying? Well, I just received the following amazing birthday present!   GAAAH!I have the best boyfriend ever :) My brother chipped in too, and I am so excited to take this gadget on ...

Trucking along, and a little dilemma

Trucking along, and a little dilemma
1 full week back from vacation! I have definitely been paying for all that time off (and all those yummy snacks I devoured on the trip). Actually, the day after we got home I went out on a 12 mile run even though my body was only half awake. And it was mentally very refreshing. ...

High heat, high humidity training days 1

High heat, high humidity training days
Aka, how to run in Asia. Norm and I are in Taiwan for my cousin’s wedding. Neither of us had been here before, so we figured it would be a good opportunity to explore all the things. First order of business, Taipei 101. Being civil enginerds, we simply couldn’t pass up the tour. There is ...

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 ...

Pre-race jitters

Pre-race jitters
Just a few more days till BK! The pre-race jitters are starting to hit. 3 day weekend –> short work week –> even shorter work week –> 1.5 week vacation  = I am in absolutely no mood to work right now. Oh yeh, throw in my last tri of the year in the mix too. ...

Let ‘er taper!

Let 'er taper!
Yes kids, it’s finally here. Taper week! The brief period right before a big race when you go easy on training to give your mind and body a chance to recover. Also the time when your brain will start playing what-if with you ALL DAY LONG. “Are you sure you don’t want to double stack ...

Big Kahuna preview

Big Kahuna preview
aka, How to ride into a wind tunnel. Oh dear Lord it was tough. But first, the usual rundown! Hmm didn’t spend nearly as much time out there this week, but got in almost just as many miles. Good or bad? Monday: 30 minutes on the elliptical, followed by 1500 pool buoy yards. My legs ...

Half iron training weekend

Half iron training weekend
Oh don’t worry, I didn’t actually do a race this weekend. I wouldn’t do that without telling y’all first! But I did get some solid training in, methinks. Here’s a summary of how my week went, courtesy of DailyMile. I saw other bloggers using it and wanted to join the cool kids club. Also interesting ...