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Ironman Oceanside 70.3

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Ironman Oceanside 70.3
It’s officially my second triathlon season. Last year was like drinking from a firehose trying to pick up as much information and lessons a possible as I was starting absolutely from scratch. As a result, my race blogs read more like A Comedy of Errors than anything else. I am sorry to report that my race goals for this year include being as prepared as possible and never making the same mistake twice so I will advise you that my blogs won’t likely be filled with the same types of “triathlon fails” as last season. So, for those of you who are in it for “what embarrassing thing happened this time” let me warn you that for this race, I actually had my shit together...mostly.

So why Oceanside 70.3? Well, I love to train. I love the early morning workouts, I love the grind, I love the hours, I love managing the crazy work/life/train balance, and I love the exhaustion that comes with big race builds. I race just so I can do the training. So, with that said, I wanted a…

Ironman Louisville 140.6

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Ironman Louisville 140.6



My previous blogs recap how I pretty much just woke up one day from a 15year food/wine coma and decided to get into triathlons so I won't go into total flash back mode here but I will provide a brief recap of just how methodical and well thought out my race planning was for my first official triathlon season......


October 2016: Sign up for Patriot 70.3 giving me 8 months to figure shit out.
Jan. 2017: Sign up for Maine 70.3 because why not sign up for a 2nd before doing my 1st?
February 2017: Start with a coach because I have no idea WTF I just got myself into.
June 2017: Complete first 70.3 and didn't die and actually liked it.
July 2017: Sign up for first 140.6 because well, why the fuck not?
August 2017: Complete second 70.3 and still liked it (thank god!).
September 2017: Sign up for second 140.6 because that's how I roll.
October 2017: Complete first 140.6!


So yup, that is pretty much how it went. I do believe it is customary to give oneself more than…