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2017 Race Calendar (Finally!)

Erm, it’s been a while. Oops! In the meantime, I’ve been training lots, plus I finally figured out my 2017 race calendar! I thought I had a plan in place — and then USA Triathlon threw a wrench into things when they invited me to join Team USA for Aquabike at the ITU World Championships! I was shocked, delighted and just couldn’t say no, though I’m definitely suffering from a bit of imposter syndrome. Anyway – here’s how things are shaking out: July 8: Rev3 Willamsburg Sprint August 6: Culpeper International August 19: Church Creek Time Trial August 27: ITU…

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Race Report: 2016 Outer Banks Triathlon Half Distance Aquabike

What a difference three weeks makes! From two flat tires to my first ever’s a look at my experience at the Outer Banks Triathlon, where I raced the half distance aquabike. Pre-Race¬† Eugene and I drove down to Kitty Hawk on Thursday evening – making amazing time and arriving to the Outer Banks in less than five hours (including one stop!). Our Airbnb was a little “cottage” at a farm and was adorable/exactly what we needed. It also sported chickens, peacocks, pigs, horses and more.¬† On Friday morning we set out on our practice spin along the bay, where…

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Race Report: Rev3 Maine Half Aquabike

Otherwise known as: that time I got two flats in the first five miles of the bike course. Here’s a longer report! Pre-Race I was really excited going into this race — due to my recent hip injury and last year’s knee injury, it had been far too long since I’d done any kind of multisport event. I was extremely motivated to train, really putting in the work and recovering well from my injury. Lots of two-a-days, time in the pool, on the bike, in spin class and in the gym or physical therapy offcie leading up to this race!…

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Let the Rev3 Maine Racecation begin!

Tomorrow Eugene and I head up to Maine for a little more than a week of racing, riding, great food and exploring. Here’s a few highlights of what we’ll be up to: Racing Rev3 Maine (Eugene: half distance tri. Me: half distance aquabike) Exploring Old Orchard Beach, Portland and Bethel, Maine Visiting Mt. Holly and Ludlow, Vermont Hopefully checking out a new coffee shop every day Lots of touring around on our bikes Cliff jumping and some nature walks (I’m not allowed to do actual hikes yet #brokenhip) Kayaking down the Androscoggin River Taste testing a few breweries, distilleries and…

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Race [Spectator] Report: Culpeper Sprint Triathlon

Put on by the extremely popular Virginia / Maryland Triathlon Series, the Culpeper Sprint Triathlon is one of the hardest courses I’ve seen at races close to DC. Just an hour and a half away, this made for a good day trip to Mountain Run Lake Park. Eugene raced the sprint – so we were up at 4am, out the door at 4:30 to get to Culpeper for 6. I’m glad we got there early, because closer to 7 when transition was about to close, there was a huge backup of cars to get into the lot which undoubtedly caused…

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Race [Spectator] Report: Church Creek Time Trial #2

This weekend Eugene raced against the clock in his second Church Creek Time Trial #2. Put on by the Annapolis Bicycle Racing team, the 40k course covers a lot of the same ground as the Eagleman 70.3/Ironman Maryland bike course, and has the flat, windy conditions those races are known for. I brought my road bike along, which is nearly required to spectate the race as you have to park 5 miles away from the start line — it makes for a great warm up for the racers but also means it’s not all that spectator friendly (the extreme heat…

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