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Completed my Triathlon #5 in O...

On Sun August 21, 2011 I finished my 5th triathlon in Orillia. It was a sprint distance – 750 meter swim, 33 km bike and 7 km run.   Overall highlights of the race: The swim is a beach start, everyone runs into the water at the same time. ...

Interval Hill Climbs...

Today in running class we ran hill repeats.   It was a different kind of workout that I’m used to where we had to calculate our splits.  We ran on one hill, and going up the hill had 3 pylons.  Each pylon was 100 meters apart from each...

New Swim Gear...

I need some new swim gear.  New swimsuit and new goggles are in order.  My speedos goggles are starting to leak in water.  The suction is not that good anymore and starts to fog up.  I can just see the floating orange floaty turn buoy’s...

Completed 4th Triathlon this y...

Hey everyone.  I was taking an extended break from my site and let you know that I’ve completed my 4th triathlon now! I did the Ottawa Olympic Triathlon on Sat July 30 and Bracebridge Olympic Triathlon Sun August 7.  They were both tough...

Lazing on the Weekend...

I missed a whole 3 days of workout last week! From Friday – Sunday I didn’t swim, bike, or run.  But I did do a lot of walking.  I went to visit my boyfriend in NY and we must have walked 10 miles.  I guess that is considered exercise. ...

Monday Swim Practice – D...

Yesterday I had swim practice.  We did 400 meter warmup 100 meter non stop swim in circles 200 meter drafting swim in circles 20 x 25 meter swimming with pullboy and paddles, rest 45 seconds 200 meter cool down I was pretty tired afterwards.  I’m...
recent from Speed Training Interval Hill Climbs
Today in running class we ran hill repeats.   It was a different kind of workout that I’m used to where we had to calculate our splits.  We ran on one hill, and going up the hill had 3 pylons.  Each pylon was 100 meters apart from each other indicating 100 meter, 200 meters and 300 meters. We...
recent from Marathons Stranded in Paris
After running the Paris Marathon I stayed in Paris for an extra week to go sightseeing.  I was supposed to leave on Friday Apr 16 and now stranded in Paris due to the Iceland Volcanic ashes….anyways I see a light at the end of the tunnel.  Paris airports are opening and flights are getting...
recent from Running Apparel Which sunglasses I recommend for Running or Cycling Which sunglasses I recommend for Running or Cycling
Photo lens Rudy Rydon Impact X With the new year I bought myself a new pair of sunglasses.  Primarily it was because I bought a Specialized road bike and needed a pair of clear sunglasses to protect my eyes when I ride in the evenings.  I had a couple of choices to pursue including buying a new pair...
recent from Running Aches and Pains Steps to Marathon Recovery Steps to Marathon Recovery
Congratulations on completing your marathon. Whether it be your first or fifteenth, it’s always a great feeling to run or … crawl across that finish line.  You did what a lot of people cannot do, run 26.2 miles!! Now you must be having problems going up and down stairs, walking fast, whole...