BLISTERS AND BLACK TOENAILS

The Season Finale: Out of the Ice Bath and Into the Freezer: LP 70.3 Bike

The Lake Placid bike course starts with a very steep but short downhill with a sharp turn at the bottom. In previous years, there used to be a big bump half way down the road but that has been fixed. The one year G and I volunteered we were stationed at the bump and had to warn people to slow down. This year there was no worry about launching a bottle or anything else off your bike in the first...

The Comeback: Mont Tremblant 70.3 Race Recap - The Bike

Now that my least favourite part of the race was over, I was on to the bike.  This was going to be a solid test of my cycling fitness and fueling strategy.  Because this was an early season race, G and I both felt that we would probably have some room for improvement in Lake Placid.   I knew this course was hard, well, parts of it were anyway, and that you had better not burn yourself out too...

Weekly Recap & Saying Goodbye

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Mine was jam packed as usual.  No racing this weekend but this was the last big weekend of training for G so that meant a big bike ride on Saturday, followed by a long brick on Sunday, of which I did not take part in.  Not after Saturday's smackdown on the bike.  But I'm getting ahead of myself.   Let's see how this past week unfolded.

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Triathlon 101: The Bike

Once I get out of the swim, the race really begins for me.  I'm much more comfortable on land than in water so when I get onto the bike, it's go time.   Today I'm going to walk you through what you need for the bike leg of the race as well as take you through a couple of important rules to remember while on the bike.

The biggest question that everyone asks is what kind of bike should you ride? My...

So You Want to Try a Tri?

I remember watching the Hawaii Ironman years ago and thinking holy cow, this is amazing, I'm not sure I could ever do something like that. Fast forward about 8 years and lo and behold I found myself toeing the start line of my first Ironman. I didn't jump right into Ironman though. I started short(ish) and worked my way up, much like I did with my running. When I started running my first thought...