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I Am A Half Ironman! Rev3 Quassy Race Recap

I did it. I finished 70.3 miles of swimming, cycling and running through some of the steepest terrain in Connecticut to claim the title of Half Ironman. Here's how it all went down. FOUR DAYS BEFORE THE RACE Yes, I'm starting four days before the race because that is...

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The Rundown – A Quiet Place

I'm less than three weeks from my Half Ironman race and I find myself in a quiet place. I'm stuck between the rigorous 11 hour training weeks and race day, between thinking "I'm going to crush this!" and "there's a chance I could actually die out there." It's taper...

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The Rundown – You Will Suffer

  Whenever I need to give my email address, which includes "train4life" I'm almost always asked about it. Last week when one such exchange took place, the guy on the other end of the phone turned out to be a two-time Ironman, so we talked about my upcoming half. "You...

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The Rundown – 4 Weeks Until My First Half Ironman

  In four weeks I hope to cross the finish line of my first ever Half Ironman. My only goal is to finish this race because it is going to take everything I have. Oddly enough I'm most worried about the run. Why? Because it comes after a 1.2 mile swim and 54 mile bike...

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The Rundown – The Longest Spring Break Ever

  Since we had an extended winter here in the northeast, it seemed only fitting to extend our spring break until it was actually spring. In my time away I saw Pink, a brawl at Fenway Park, Myrtle Beach, sort of overcame my fear of flying, had my longest bike ride ever...

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The Rundown – Fitspiration vs Reality

  You've seen the "fitspiration" memes. Maybe you have even been motivated by them. Well, in the words of  Emma Gonzalez, I'm calling BS on "fitspiration" and talking about the reality of training day after day to reach a big goal vs. a virtual motivational poster....

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The Rundown – The Stories We Tell Ourselves

  We all have that voice in our head that is constantly commenting, judging and stabbing opinions and ideas on a seemingly endless loop. It's there as soon as we wake up and holds our last thoughts before closing our eyes at night. How much attention to you pay to the...

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My Worst Race Ever – Just Run Link Up!

  With a writing assignment like "worst race ever" you would think one particular race would jump into my mind. You would be wrong. There are several. The time I bonked at mile 19 of the NYC Marathon comes to mind as does my first ever marathon where my pacer abandon...

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