BLISTERS AND BLACK TOENAILS

The Season Finale: Perpetual Forward Motion: Lake Placid 70.3 Run

I booked it out of T2. Well I guess booking it was relative. My legs felt like tree trunks, which was not surprising. I figured they'd probably feel like that for the first few km. At least that's what I hoped. I started trucking along, trying to focus on keeping my shoulders back, my head up and my turn over high. I was passing a lot of guys as I went along. I only passed one woman. Judging by...

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 Season Finale: Lake Placid 70.3 Pre-Amble & Swim

Late season racing in the Northern Hemisphere is almost always gamble in terms of weather. I find a lot of it depends on the type of summer that it's been. This particular summer saw below average temperatures and lot of rain. We had a lovely last week of August in Toronto so I was hopeful we'd have another last ditch run of summer. Stalking the Lake Placid weather forecast the week leading up to...

Racing Naked: The Toronto Island Triathlon Race Report

This race is one of my favourite races in the Multisport Canada series.  The fact that it's local is a bonus.   Given the state of Toronto Island in the spring and early summer, I wasn't sure this race would even happen but as soon as the city announced that the Island was going to open, G and I signed up.

This course is flat and fast, which is why I love it. You can really let it rip on the bike...

Like a Fine Wine, Better with Age: Bracebridge Sprint Race Report

Given that I hadn't raced a sprint in 2 years, I had no real goals going into this race other than I wanted to have a faster bike split that my previous 2 years. I have put a lot of time and effort into my cycling over the last year so I expected to see some kind of improvement. Other than that I figured my swim probably wouldn't change too much and my run, well who knew. I knew it wouldn't be as...

Like a Fine Wine, Better with Age: Bracebridge Sprint Race Report

Given that I hadn't raced a sprint in 2 years, I had no real goals going into this race other than I wanted to have a faster bike split that my previous 2 years. I have put a lot of time and effort into my cycling over the last year so I expected to see some kind of improvement. Other than that I figured my swim probably wouldn't change too much and my run, well who knew. I knew it wouldn't be as...

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...

Starting Over: Great Clermont Triathlon Race Report

As I mentioned in this postthe other week, I haven't raced an Olympic distance race in over 10 years. I really didn't know what to expect. And not having raced regularly last year, well, it felt like I was starting over. Thankfully because I felt like I was starting over, I was super diligent about packing my bag early the day before and triple checking it. What I did forget to do the day before...

Starting Over: Great Clermont Triathlon Race Report

As I mentioned in this postthe other week, I haven't raced an Olympic distance race in over 10 years. I really didn't know what to expect. And not having raced regularly last year, well, it felt like I was starting over. Thankfully because I felt like I was starting over, I was super diligent about packing my bag early the day before and triple checking it. What I did forget to do the day before...

Boogity Boogity Boogity - I Went Racing! The Daytona Beach Half Marathon

I'm just going to put this right here so folks that don't know Nascar understand where I got the title from.  



Now that I've cleared that up, can I just say THAT I'M SO DARN EXCITED I FINALLY GET TO WRITE A RACE RECAP!

Just a little.  Ha.

I had read about this race a few years ago and told G that if we were ever planning on going to Daytona, I wanted to do this race. Coincidentally it was happening...

Girls Weekend!

What.  A.  Weekend.   I know it's Thursday but I finally got around to putting my thoughts on "paper"

Seriously. It was filled with so much awesomeness. G was away at his annual Fall Classic golf weekend with the boys so I decided to have my own girls weekend in the city. On Saturday, I did my first multi-sport event of the year in Georgina at the Ontario Women's Triathlon and then on Sunday I...

The Gong Show Goes Around The Bay

Fun Fact: Around the Bay is North America's oldest road race. True story! I've run this race so many times as an individual participant and I have to say 30km is a perfect race distance. It's longer than a half so it's still pretty challenging to train for and even more challenging to race well. It doesn't beat me up as much as a marathon does. That last 12km in the marathon is what does me in.