Category Archives: My Race Reports

First Du for Daughter #2

August 24th 2012 was the last Friday of summer vacation, a day the J-girls were slated to do some epic (and, per usual, insanely last-minute) back-to-school shopping. As some of you know, the universe had other plans for us that … Continue reading

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AGNC 2013: Think Local to Race Global

Most athletes will freak themselves out thinking about this as a big, national event. So don’t do that. Pretend it’s just another local race. Execute what you are capable of on your best day locally and you’ll have a great … Continue reading

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Nationals 2013: Sometimes You Gotta Lose to Win

I just qualified for Team USA at the Age Group Nationals in Milwaukee, but lost my $400 Garmin in the process. I guess “they” are right when they say winning comes at a cost, but I am so giddy about representing the … Continue reading

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Two Thumbs Up For Milwaukee

Truth be told I wasn’t sure how this whole Nationals-in-Milwaukee thang was going to work out. I was more than a little spoiled by the whole Nationals-in-Burlington-Vermont thang for two years, and Viper and I were pretty sure we wouldn’t fit in, … Continue reading

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Cohasset 2013: Not (Yet) Palace Malice

I got my very-first-ever chance to race in the thoroughbred division last month, and by that I mean I abandoned both my F 40-44 age group and what was in all likelihood my last sip of common sense to race as an “Elite”. … Continue reading

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Triskaidekaphobia and Fear of Cats (With a K)

Since Streamline Events axed the Marlborough Triathlon from its 2013 lineup, I’ve been as befuddled as the Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon when the Syfy network unceremoniously dumped his fave show. I mean, seriously, Streamline—Marlborough wasn’t just any race. It was … Continue reading

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New England Season Opener 2013: “Suffer Like It’s Childbirth”

“Stop calculating. Compete and win the damn race. Swim bike and run 100 percent— don’t look at the clock. Dig deep and suffer like it’s childbirth.” That was my coach’s doubly perfect comeback when I announced my oh-so-obsessive plan to … Continue reading

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Ludlow Pool Sprint 2013: Rusty, Foggy, Naked

“Time to get the rust off.  The main goal is have a clean race. No big errors and get a solid race under your belt.” That was my coach’s pre-race pep talk in the early-morning hours of April 28th, as … Continue reading

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Flagrant Violation of Rule #42 in Cohasset

If you haven’t heard me yammer on about the Velominati’s list of 91 Cycling Rules, well, where the hell have you been… training at altitude with Manny Huerta, perhaps? Seriously, consider yourself lucky; I’ve become barely bearable since a fellow blogger … Continue reading

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Troll, Interrupted

I love my kids. I really do. As ya’ll know, they sure can pull off a heck of a Mother’s Day surprise. 🙂 As awesome as they may be, I still turn into a troll when one of those kids … Continue reading

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