New Year’s Day 5K Race Report

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Welcome to 2015!  I rang in the year a bit hungover, but I did complete my my first run of the year at the New Year’s Day 5K race in Lincoln Park! I enjoyed our New Year’s Eve night out at dinner with friends, but definitely felt it the next morning on the run.  I didn’t […]

Schaumburg Turkey Trot {Race Recap}

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Our Turkey Trots seem to escalate a bit every year, and it started when I first started dating Mike.  The first year I ever did a turkey trot was in 2007, and I did a neighborhood 5K in Glenview, at the same event Mike had run since high school.  When we did our Thanksgiving at my […]

Chicago’s Perfect 10 Mile {Race Recap}

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Saturday I had my next jump up in distance and speed since my Ironman Louisville race.  This was also the first race that was actually two months after the ironman, which is the length of time experts say it usually takes to recover from an Ironman. The Chicago Perfect 10 race offers a 10K and also a […]

Hero 10K Race Recap

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Today I ran as a superhero at the Hero 10K and Half Marathon (I did the 10K).  I won the entry from Valerie at The Style Files and was excited to see what my speed and endurance would be like now that I’m two months out from Ironman Louisville. So we bundled up this morning and headed […]

Ironman Louisville: Run Report

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In case you missed them:  Pre-Race – Swim Recap – Bike Recap Well, I may get the prize for taking the longest to complete an Ironman Race Report!  The run was the hardest, and it’s taken an incredibly long time to process my thoughts about that part of the day.  I didn’t really feel ready to […]

Ironman Louisville: Bike Report

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In case you missed them:  Pre-Race – Swim Recap When we last left off… (uh, a week ago! Thanks Maggie for the reminder to finish the race!) I had just gotten out of a fantastic swim at Ironman Louisville!  After wiping off my face, I got my bike shoes, cooling arm sleeves, sunglasses & helmet on, and […]

Ironman Louisville Race Report: Swim

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On Sunday, August 24, 2014 I became an Ironman! It started early that morning, with a wakeup call at 4 AM to eat breakfast and begin hydrating for the day.  After getting dressed, Mike & I headed out to transition so I could add my bottles & nutrition to the bike, and then head over for […]

Friday Realities, and a Giveaway! #ZoomaRun

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I’m in the thick of training for Ironman Louisville, and life has been getting busy. It’s been all I can do to keep up with work, training, my marriage, and sometimes seeing friends. I felt a bit bad that it took me over a week to see one of my best friend’s new baby, but […]

High Cliff Triathlon Race Recap

A week ago Saturdy I was in the middle of a half iron-distance triathlon at High Cliff State Park in Wisconsin.  I had a few key goals for the race: To Bike Steady – don’t surge too much, don’t coast.  This is measured through a variability index on my power output.  VI goal of 1.15 or less. To […]

The First 5K I Didn’t Have to Walk

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So this morning I ran the Ravenswood Run 5K for the first time ever!  I’ve heard a lot of good things about this event, and *spoiler alert* I had a great time too! I signed up for this on Thursday as my triathlon coach asked me to redo my run test from last week.  Every […]