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Ironman Vineman 70.3 Race Report

Forcing myself to be comfortable with being uncomfortable; being able to push my body to stay strong, flexible and aerobically fit as I enter a new age group and phase in my life. These are the reaons I’ve returned to race Ironman Vineman 70.3, my favorite triathlon for the 5th year in a row. Add to […]

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My First Ultra Marathon – Northface Endurance Challenge 50K + 1 mile

I once said I’d never do a triathlon.  I am an Ironman.  I once said I’d never want to run more than 26.2 miles of a marathon.  I am now an ultrarunner.  YES I AM.  And I’m grateful for every opportunity to pursue these crazy things.  Before I continue with my race report, you should […]

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The North Face Endurance Challenge 2013 Marathon – First Trail Race Report

“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter.  I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill one only finds there are many more hills to climb.”  – Nelson Mandela Mandela passed away 2 days prior to my first […]

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Vineman Half Ironman 70.3 Race Report 2013

The Vineman 70.3 Half Ironman is one of my favorite courses to race.   A qualifier for the Ironman World Championship 70.3, this triathlon attracts a competitive field.   It is also a very scenic course taking athletes on a tour by Sonoma’s picturesque vineyards and wineries. Swim I arrived early at the Russian River and […]

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Wildflower Long Course 2013 Race Report

The Wildflower Long Course is one of the most beautiful and one of the most difficult 70.3 half Ironman (HIM) distances around.  Not only is it hilly, it can also be very hot with windy conditions.  This particular weekend was epic.  We endured scorching temperatures of over 100F on some parts of the course on […]

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Ironman Canada 2012

The Journey Begins My Ironman journey began 2 years ago when I spectated and supported friends at Ironman C’oeur d’Alene in 2010.  I knew back then an Ironman was something I wanted to accomplish.  I had just started to learn how to swim and signed up to do my first triathlon, which was the Big […]

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