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Month: August 2017

Race Report – Church Creek Time Trial

When planning my race schedule this year, I knew that I really wanted to sneak a time trial in there. I’d never done a standalone cycling race before, but I’d cheered on Eugene at several time trials and thought it seemed like a good entrée into the world of bike racing. The Church Creek Time Trial is 40k (about 25 miles) that covers much of the Eagleman course – so just like that race, it is flat and windy with very little shade. Just before the race Eugene had given me an early birthday present of a Giro Aerohead helmet,…

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Race Report – 2017 Culpeper International Triathlon

Every triathlon this season feels like a real treat after not being able to do any swim-bike-run racing the past two seasons! This wasn’t my top choice for a race this season, but I did want to do an Olympic distance race before my 70.3, and I had limited local options that worked well in my schedule once the monkey wrench of Worlds was added in. Here’s a few reasons why I wasn’t so keen on this race initially: Culpeper. Is. Hilly.  And while I’m not afraid of a challenge, I haven’t been doing much training on hills (especially running-wise)…

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