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The Comeback: Mont Tremblant 70.3 Run

We go out in the world and take our chances....
Fate is just weight of circumstances....
That's the way that Lady Luck dances.....

Roll The Bones

I ran into T2 in my cycling shoes and shuffled over to my spot in transition. I racked my bike, took off my helmet and then took off my shoes. My feet were actually still damp so I had to dry them off before I could put my socks on. Even then getting my...

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...

Mont Tremblant 70.3 Race Recap: Pre-Amble + Swim

We had originally planned on heading to Tremblant on the Friday but a few weeks ago G thought it would be better if we left on Thursday so we booked an extra night at the Tour des Voyageurs where we had booked the rest of our stay. That actually worked out really well as we got into Tremblant by about 5:30 which gave us time to check in and pick up our race kits. Picking up our kit on Thursday...

Monday Musings: The Post Race High

Happy Monday Gang!

This is going to be short and sweet because I'm still processing yesterday's race.  All I have to say is what a day.  What a day and what a race.  The full report will come in pieces over the next few days, I promise.

Tremblant is an amazing place. They do this race up right for sure. The volunteers are amazing and the course is fantastic. It's tough, but it's absolutely...

Friday Five: 5 Reasons why Tremblant 70.3 is going to ROCK!

It’s the Friday before race day and the vibe in the village is pretty freaking awesome.  It was last year as well, I just didn’t want any part of it.  This year I say BRING IT ON.  I’ve been thinking a lot about Sunday and regardless of how the day unfolds, it’s a win because I’ve made it to the start line.  That was all I wanted, everything else is just gravy.


View from our condo
Since it’s Friday...

Monday Musings: Race Week & The Usual Doubts

Well, it's finally here.  I've made it farther than I did last year and barring any stupid accidents this week (knocking on every single piece of wood I can find), I will FINALLY be toeing the line in Tremblant.

It doesn't quite seem real. I know as soon as we drive into Tremblant, reality will hit me. I'm excited. I'm nervous. I'm a little bit of everything and most of all, I'm SO grateful I've...

Monday Musings: Summer is HERE

Hey! It's finally HOT! YEAH! I think everyone has been waiting for this since oh, I don't know, MAY?? We've had multiple days of sunshine and multiple days of heat and, NO RAIN. That's been the big stumbling block this spring. I've missed more Morning Glory rides this year compared to last year due to questionable weather. It's been two weeks since I've done any morning rides with them. I had high...

Monday Musings: T-Minus 3 weeks

Oh hello June!  Here we are half way through 2017.  Time is just whizzing by.  We have THREE weeks left until Tremblant!  THREE.  Holy crapamole.   We've been occasionally checking the water temperature in Lac Tremblant and a couple of weeks ago it was a balmy 6 degrees celsius.  Thankfully it's now gone up to 15.2which means that hopefully in another 3 weeks it's closer to 18 degrees which would...

Monday Musings: Back into the Hills

This past weekend G and I went out to Muskoka to do Spin the Lakes, something that is becoming an annual tradition with our friends.  Last year,I was just getting back on my bike after about 3 weeks off due to my injury. I couldn't run but I could ride, so I was happy to be able to do something. I had signed up for Spin the Lakes well before I got injured and the original plan was to race it. That...

Monday Musings: Buckling Down + Some News!

Happy Holiday Monday!

I hope everyone is enjoying the last day of the long weekend!  This is always though of as the unofficial start of summer.  I don't think Mother Nature has gotten the memo.   We had two gloriously hot days this past week and now we're back to overcast conditions and temps in the low teens.  If this is what we have to look forward to this summer, I'm going back to Florida.

I had...

Monday Musings: Adventure is calling!

I hope everyone had an awesome weekend. It was a big race weekend here in the GTA with the Goodlife Marathon and the Mississauga Marathon taking place yesterday. The weather didn't look awesome but it turned out to be some pretty darn good racing conditions. Cold, but good. I had athletes racing in both races. Everyone had good races, with one of my athletes completing her first marathon! (YAY...

Monday Musings: It's MAY!

Yesterday that Justin Timberlake meme was all over my FB feed and it had me wondering what the heck happened to April. Florida seems so far away. I don't remember what HOT feels like. Ok maybe that's a bit dramatic, it was hot last Sunday. But I haven't ridden in hot weather since Florida. I can't wait for the day I don't have to wear an extra layer or full fingered gloves on the bike. Yesterday...