The Rundown – Slow Your Roll and Check Out My New Site!

The Rundown – Slow Your Roll and Check Out My New Site!

Welcome to the newly improved VITA Train 4 Life blog! All the content is basically the same, but I have combined my freelance writing site (allieburdick.com) into one gorgeous new package right here. Please take some time to browse and let me know if there are any...
I Am A Half Ironman! Rev3 Quassy Race Recap

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...
The Rundown – A Quiet Place

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...
The Rundown – You Will Suffer

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...
The Rundown – 4 Weeks Until My First Half Ironman

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...
The Rundown – The Longest Spring Break Ever

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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