Category Archives: Triathlon


Sunday is normally my treadmill and swim day, but I’ve developed tendinitis in my right Achilles tendon and have decided to avoid the treadmill for a couple weeks until it heals up a bit.  So my workout tonight was all … Continue reading

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I Took The Plunge!

Well folks, I took the plunge this morning and officially entered the 2010 Philadelphia Danskin SheRox Triathlon.  I’m super excited about it, and have started researching training plans.  I’ve had the book Slow Fat Triathlete by Jayne Williams on my … Continue reading

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Second Triathlon Training Goal!

Today was a frustrating day – for the second time, I attempted (unsuccessfully) to upgrade my laptop to Windows 7.  Simultaneously I was trying to learn to edit HTML code on my desktop computer (also unsuccessfully).  Perhaps my failures had … Continue reading

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First Training Goal Achieved

Last night I achieved my first triathlon training goal: swim 200 yards without a break.  A small goal, yes – but more than I could do three weeks ago, so I’m feeling pretty good about that!  I’ve decided my next … Continue reading

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Facing Down Fear…or…Why my butt really hurts today

This morning I faced down one of my long-standing fears: spinning class. For the uninitiated, spinning is indoor cycling on a special stationary bike, in a group setting, with an instructor that talks you through moves designed to simulate riding … Continue reading

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I think that the most challenging piece of triathlon training will be the swim.  Although I was on the swim team for a year in high school, it has been years since I have done more than just splash around … Continue reading

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