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My Favorite Triathlon Apparel Brand

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So in LOVE with Zoot Sports triathlon and running apparel. I ONLY have a run tank, a tri tank, and two pairs of tri shorts BUT it's been well worth the money spent. Here is the small collection of what I have so far... Women's LTD Run Sunset Chill Out Ink Tank. I just received this in the mail this afternoon and can not wait to wear it. The back says "Swim Bike Run" on it so you know it's a triathlon branded company. The fabric is really soft and it should work well on my short run tomorrow. Women's Performance Good Vibes Racerback Tri Tank and Women's Performance Good Vibes 6 Inch Tri Shorts. I wore this kit for both USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals in Cleveland Ohio and for the North East Sprint Triathlon in North East Maryland; both races were in August. Even though there is alot of black on the kit (which usually makes me feel over heated and such racing in the sun); it is a cute and comfortable kit. Also what's great about the kit; I got i…

Wanting To Challenge Myself...

Tomorrow turns the page to week FOUR of my off-season. The past three weeks were just super easy and super light. Even though I haven't taken a good look at all my workouts; this week my coach is most likely gonna give me some workouts that challenge me. I don't know for sure if I'm FULLY recovered yet but we'll see this week. I have one rest day, two swim days, two bike days, and two run days. I know the volume is still a little on the light side but I think there might be a little more intensity than there has been. I'm hoping for some challenges in my training this week; just to keep me going and feeling good about the NOTHING that I have coming up for a while.

Turning Into A Reality..

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Reality is I really have been thinking about doing a Half Iron Distance Triathlon during the 2019 Triathlon Season; though I can't think about the training plans yet that will be given to me by my coach Heather. This distance is something I've been thinking about for the past week and a half; since my 2018 triathlon season was over. I want the challenge of doing a semi longer distance and that is all I've been thinking about. I've decided on Kinetic Multisports Watermans Half in September of 2019. It's something I want to do so bad. The course is flat as a pancake which can be good and bad at the same time. Flat is good because there are no hills to climb. Flat is bad because there is no change in elevation; which could get boring. Either way; I'm excited about it. I'm ready to rise to the occasion and put hard work into the training and work on my nutrition most of all. I have a long off-season ahead of me but I can't wait for the 2019 Season to come…

That. Was. Something. Else.

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It's been exactly ONE WEEK since my 2018 Triathlon Season came to an end. About two weeks after Age Group Nationals in Cleveland Ohio; I completed the Kinetic Multisports North East Triathlon in North East Maryland. It was ALWAYS one of those bucket list triathlon for me that I wanted to check out. Since my friends Faith and David live about 15 minutes from North East; I had a good reason to go do it. Don't let that smile coming from the left third place age group podium fool you; because oh boy North East Sprint Triathlon, You. Were. Something. Else. I took 3rd out of 3 in the 30-34 female age group (my last triathlon in that age group), top 1/3 of women overall, and top 1/2 of overall between men and women. I really can't complain; but I did. Well ok; it was more like a beat myself up session rather than a complaining session. If anything this picture says it all. I'm the one who's back is to the camera in the mostly black but has some magenta to it tri ki…

Change...

The plan was to blog more about my 2018 USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals but I'm putting that on hold for a little bit. As I come to my last triathlon of 2018 this weekend; the Kinetic Multisports North East Sprint Triathlon in North East Maryland this Sunday, I've started reflecting a little bit about the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Even though I haven't been my FASTEST these last two seasons; so many things have changed over quite some time I have been still taking on the challenges and obstacles that pertain to training for and competing in triathlons. From about 2012 through 2016; I can honestly say I was ready to quit the sport. I wasn't having fun training; I didn't like the results I was seeing; there was zero to little progress being made in the sport. Yes; in 2016 I did a HUGE thing and finished Ironman Lake Placid and FINALLY got redemption on my 2010 Blackout DNF Ironman Lake Placid, but I wasn't satisfied with the sport. Then the end of 2016 came and I …

2018 USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals...

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In the books. I swam (and survived) the 1 to 2 foot swells of Lake Erie, cycled through the rough(ish) roads of downtown Cleveland, ran a solid run through Edgewater Park, and arrived at the Red Carpet Finish Line full of smiles with my confidence and head held up high. Saturday August 11th will be a day I NEVER forget; well when it comes to the world of triathlon at least. I had a pretty solid race at my FIRST ever USA Age Group National Championships in Cleveland Ohio. All the early mornings and late nights; well they paid off in a HUGE way. So happy and still somewhat on Clould 9 still. I'll also post pictures as I share my Nationals experience. But in the meantime; National Age Group Championship Finisher in the House!

Triathlon...

Because that's all I have right now and that's all I will ever have in my life. I may have not known that back in 2004 when I first started in the sport; but throughout the past 14 years I've figured it out. It's the ONLY thing I have. That's the ONLY thing people know me as. That's the ONLY thing people will even remember me as. I'm not fast enough or strong enough or rock star enough but I do it anyways. Swimming and Cycling and Running helps me. I'm NOT ALLOWED to discuss how and why it helps me but it's pretty big and it's pretty important. I really wish I could write more about why Triathlon is my calling but I'd be in big trouble if I did and would have to delete this post. I'm on the fence about writing more but I'm scared as heck to take that risk. So I'll just leave this here and stop writing.