Archive for June 2015

Duathlon versus Triathlon: which is easier?

Duathlon versus Triathlon: which is easier?
When I got my road bike back in 2010 (my very first road bike and the one I still have today, by the way) I bought it with the purpose of being able to use it for duathlons. That is, events where you run, then bike, then run again. I did my first duathlon in... Read more »

Why weightlifting makes me feel awesome

Why weightlifting makes me feel awesome
So yesterday I wrote a post about something I’m not very good at. As a nice counterbalance, how about a post on something I am good at? You know, it’s actually a little bit difficult to write about something you’re really good at without trying to be humble. I can come up with all sorts... Read more »

Why open water swimming freaks me out

Why open water swimming freaks me out
I’ve been swimming in a 25 yard pool once a week since January.  I’ve graduated from swimming in the basic beginner lane where we only went half the length of the lane before turning around to being in the group that does a 300 yard warm up, 400 yards of drills, and 675 yards of... Read more »
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My first triathlon: Esprit de She Naperville

My first triathlon: Esprit de She Naperville
When I woke up on Sunday it was dark but not stormy. Jason and I left the apartment to pick up another of my Live Grit team members. With our bikes on the back of the car and our bags full of wetsuits, swim caps, bike shoes, running shoes, and other assorted paraphernalia we headed... Read more »
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