Category Archives: Race Reports: 2011

Racing Gives You Wrinkles

The past week was, shall we say, a little “trying” around the J-Girl Household. We, ummm, had a whole lot going on. Let’s leave it at that. Pressure can apparently be a very good thing. I channeled all the insanity … Continue reading

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Two for the Road in Scituate

Daughter Number One says I was doubly dumb to race the Scituate Duathlon just seven days after I ran the Chicago Marathon. She may be right, but I took second place and that symmetry (get it? second at a du?) has … Continue reading

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Footprints

“If you want to leave footprints in the sands of time, don’t drag your feet.” – Arnot L. Sheppard I’m a sucker for a good quote and this one had me biting my lower lip from the moment I saw … Continue reading

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Lobsterman, Redux

Lobsterman 2011 is officially in the books. My second serving of Tri-Maine’s crazy course was just as yummy as the first. At last year’s Lobsterman, I was giddy and terrified to be “stepping up” to the Olympic distance; at that … Continue reading

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Just One Word for ACK: “Accck!”

I nearly nixed the Nantucket Triathlon when—ten short days pre-race—the board of selectmen moved the approved-in-December start from 8 am to 12:30 pm. My reasons were four-fold: first, a post-lunch race sounded like a serious slice of hell to this early … Continue reading

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Must’ve Been the Socket Rockets

In the off-chance you’ve yet to hear: word on the street is the wacky girl who on Saturday finished running every street in Marlborough the very next day went on to take first freaking place in her age group–and was … Continue reading

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Ate My Dessert First

It’s closing in on 72 hours since I turned right on Hereford, left on Boylston and completed the transition from athlete to invalid. In case there’s any doubt in your mind: marathons hurt like hell! I’m healing now, but I … Continue reading

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