Category Archives: Half Ironman training

…And We’re Off!

What does one bring to a Half Ironman? A lot, that’s what! The minivan rolls in seven or so hours and here’s everything that’ll be in it…well, almost everything; you will note that Maverick the Cannondale isn’t splayed out on … Continue reading

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Mav Meets Moose

  …but do moose brake for  bikes? Don’t worry folks; Maverick does not endeavor to join the Dead Moose Society. Smart bike that he is, my handsome Cannondale is content with the squirrel sticker on his lapel. This weekend he did, however, lock … Continue reading

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Safety in Numbers?

Earlier this week I hit the Mooseman website to run some stats on my upcoming (and first) Half Ironman. All I can say is if there’s “safety in numbers” I am sooooo unsafe! total race field:    1,069 total females:      295 … Continue reading

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Running NYC to Cairo Before Breakfast

On Wednesday I ran from New York to Cairo before breakfast. It took me fewer than three minutes to cover the distance between Lady Liberty and the Sphinx. Superhuman? Nah. I was Viva-ing Las Vegas, endurance-athlete style. This non-gambling, two-drinks-and-I’m-plastered, … Continue reading

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Rubber Meets Rodent

Today I’ll be hard-pressed to get a gruesome version of Mud on the Tires out of my head. Messily merge this blog’s headline with Brad Paisley’s song then substitute a Cannondale for the Chevrolet and you, too, will be humming this not-CMA-award-worthy … Continue reading

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Dumbest Idea Ever?

This weekend I got a big ol’ dose of teen-style tough-love: “Mom, you’ve had some pretty dumb ideas,” Daughter #1 told me in her firmest “managing Mommy” voice as we drove home from church. “No, you’ve had some really, truly … Continue reading

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True Blue

Picasso had his Blue Period. Now I’m having mine.  OK, so that probably leaves the vast majority of you scratching your heads, wondering (for the umpteenth time) what the heck I am talking about. As usual, please allow me to explain … Continue reading

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