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Hmmmmm...

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So yeah; this week was not my greatest week of triathlon training. I started out great and then well; I went a little downhill. Although there are some yellows and reds; besides all the greens, I've learned an IMPORTANT and HUGE lesson. It's really ok to have a not so great day of training. Heather isn't upset, which helps me not be upset, all in all no one is upset because it happens sometimes. I've learned to move on and move past those bad days. Not so great days are all part of the process with training. I've worked my butt off; made alot progress, and that right there is what matters most. I'll come back though; afterall Heather does call me the #comebackqueen.

The Start of Something New

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With Triathlon Season now in full swing I've discovered something. #1 I DON'T own enough swimsuits and #2 I need another Tri Kit #1- New Swimsuits... Yes I ordered TWO swimsuits. The first one was my new Team SBR Sports Inc suit and the second was a Sporti brand suit from swimoutlet.com #2- New Tri Kit... Yes as much as I LOVE my Betty Designs Spark Beauty Bar Tri Tank and Tri Shorts; I'm going to order another Tri Kit. As much as want to order another Betty Designs kit I've been looking at other brands and it looks like I'm going to order a Tri Kit from Zoot. I'm truly disappointed in the little bit of selection that Betty has to offer. I've thought about what brands I've worn in the past and really am liking some of these kits from Zoot. As soon as I order my kit; which will most likely be this week; I'll post what I ordered. Oh there is a #3 to the start of something new...I took third place in my age group at the Kinetic Multisports Tri…

Race Week Is Here

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The day is almost here. This Sunday June 17th I will finally get to kick off my 2018 triathlon season in Bear Delaware at the Kinetic Multisports Tri It Sprint Triathlon. The triathlon consists of a 750 meter open water swim, then a 10 mile bike, to finish off with a 3.1 mile run. I'm really excited to see what I can do. I do have time goals but my main goal is to enjoy myself and of course push my body out of it's comfort zone. I've been working my tail off this off-season so it's time to leave it all out there. I'm staying with my two friends who live in Elkton Maryland which is about 15 to 20 minutes from Bear Delaware so they might come out to watch. It would be super FUN if they did. My bib number is 216 and apparently there is tracking so if you want to track me; click here.Wish me well; it's almost time to TRI, YAY!!!!!!

Comfort Zones...

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Since becoming a little more serious about my training; I like to find quotes to explain everything that goes on. This above quote applies to EVERYTHING that has encompassed my triathlon life. I was so scared to step outside my comfort zone but it has proven to be worth it. Just this morning when I completed my swim workout I swam just right outside that zone and CRUSHED the workout. I had a Main Set that freaked me out and frightened me a bit. The first part of the main set was 2x275s (11 lengths of the pool) using my paddles and breathing bilateraly (breathing to both sides). I've gotten used to breathing to just one side; lately it's been the left side. As I swam these 2x275s I made sure to push the pace and breathe to both sides; cause you never know which side of the buoys you're swimming on race day. I pulled out splits on both 275s that were under 5 minutes. WooHoo. Next came 3x250s as 100 swim (in which I did free) then 50 SPRINT kicking to end with another 100 s…

For The Coach...

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In the past year I have achieved so much in the sport of triathlon. Yes; I’ve done the training needed to get me where I am but; but I wouldn’t have been able to do it without my coach Heather Leiggi. Though I should be taking most of the credit; Heather deserves a smidge of the credit for giving me some real good challenging workouts as part of my training plans. I wouldn’t be where I am in so many areas without her. So Heather; here we go, a blog post dedicated to an all -time favorite coach. Unlike most triathletes; I had never even heard of Heather and I didn’t know who she was. Through the Tri Equal Equally Inspiring Team, I was matched with Heather as my coach as I got ready to take on Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City mid-September 2017. I was coached by Heather through the Equally Inspiring Team from June 17th to September 17th; when I completed Atlantic City. Because the match was so wonderful; I knew I wanted to continue having Heather coach me. A little bit about Heather fi…

Tis The Season...

To start getting my butt in gear for my 2018 Triathlon Season. In FIVE weeks I will be tri-ing for the first time this season in Bear Delaware. I'm so ready to go short this this triathlon season. I'm doing two sprints and one olympic distance triathlon. The training by any means won't be easy; but I know Heather's training plans will get me ready to succeed. I just finished my first week back to regularly scheduled training. I had one rest day, three swims, three bikes, three runs, and two strength workouts. Workouts went real well to be honest. My rest day was annoying; as it usually is. I had three smooth and calm swims; even though there was plenty of FAST sets where I had to sprint to the best of my abilities. Of my three rides this week; two were done outside, one had to be done on the trainer. I've been out on my Zoom 2.0 (my triathlon bike) plenty since getting him last November; but I'm finally feeling more comfortable in my aerobars and especially whe…

New Jersey Marathon 2018 Highlights

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For close to a week now I've been trying to type up a race report from the 2018 edition of the New Jersey Marathon. For an odd reason; I have been unable to put my thoughts together and write up a long detailed race report. Instead I'm going to do a highlights post with pictures. Finding out a packet pickup that my race number had the number 4 in it. My bib was 1641. Most may not know this about me but 4 is my lucky number. Packet Pickup and the Race Expo was held at Monmouth Park; which is the horse race track in Monmouth County New Jersey. It was small and quiet but it's always fun walking around there and seeing everything Jersey Shore and horses. Seeing my dad at many points of the marathon. Dad was worried race morning that I would get cold because it was in the low 50s and a little drizzly at the start. By the time I started to run; the drizzle went away and it became overcast. When I first saw Dad around mile 8.5 it was overcast which was PERFECT. As the half …