Last night, I attended “Newbie Night” at Quad Cycles in Arlington.  It was hosted by 3 Max Performance race directors (one being my favorite A.R.T. specialist from Active Release Boston!), and covered everything from transition set-up, to race start times, to nutrition.  Most of it was specific to the Season Opener triathlon in 1.5 weeks, but a lot of it can be applied to any triathlon. Some of the things I learned… Triathlons… Read More

Last weekend was my first multi-sport race at the Wrentham Duathlon!  This duathlon is pretty short – a 3 mile run, 11 mile bike, and 2 mile run, and a great race to start off the season!  It was a beautiful day, and I had great support – my Mom, my sister and her boyfriend made the trip to watch me race. I was super nervous before the duathlon since I had… Read More

This year, I did not run on Marathon Monday.  Normally, I’d be pretty bummed about that (after two years of registering and not making it to the start line due to injuries), but this year I was happy to just be watching!  It was almost 90 degrees in Boston yesterday – certainly not ideal running weather by any stretch of the imagination.   I am amazed by all the runners who finished… Read More

I had a really fun weekend and a decent training weekend!  I took it easy Thursday and Friday because I was feeling a bit under the weather, so I was rarin’ to go for my weekend workouts! Saturday Back to Saturday morning long runs!  Got in 13 miles with 2 of my running club friends.  It was really nice to have a social long run, and the legs felt good the entire… Read More

The past two weekends, I competed in a four-day swim meet. I swam in most of the freestyle events (50, 100, 200, 500, and 1650) and a number of relays. I’ve really enjoyed being part of this swim meet and the Masters Swimming community as a whole.  It’s so cool to see a mix of former D1 collegiate swimmers, former high school swimmers who are just getting back in the pool, and… Read More

It was a beautiful day to run a 5k (high 50s at race start!). There were tons of people at the race, most dressed in green to celebrate St. Patty’s Day.  There were even some fully-outfitted leprechauns and a man completely painted green!  I had done the Ras na hEireann in 2009, and set my 5k PR. There are some decent hills on the course, but it finishes on a long downhill, making… Read More

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