Monthly Archives: May 2011

Florida Half-Ironman

1.2 mile swim + 56 mile bike + 13.1 mile run + Florida heat =  1 tough race            All finished! I’ve been on edge all week worried about this race.  What if I have bike issues?  What if … Continue reading

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I have a confession

I hate getting in the water.  Doesn’t that sound awful seeing that I swam for 10+ years, taught swim lessons, coached a swim team, and now compete in triathlons?  When I get to the pool there’s about 5 minutes where … Continue reading

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My first 10K…swim

One summer afternoon, my swim coach approached the distance group with something new, an open water swim.  How far?  A 10K.  Hmmm…sure why not.  Seven of us were signed up for the USA Swimming National Open Water Championships on June … Continue reading

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I love this sport

I was inspired today.   I met up with a new friend, Meghann,  from one of my favorite blogs, Meals and Miles for a ride and I loved her attitude about tackling new challenges.  It reminded me, yet again, how much … Continue reading

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Ideal Conditions

Do ideal conditions even exist?  I keep asking myself this question as I transition from the swimmer mindset to that of a triathlete.  A huge difference between the two sports are the conditions in which you race.  Swimming occurs in … Continue reading

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