I did it! I survived my second triathlon, and it was so much better than last year - even though the weather was much crazier and I'm still too injured to run. The Gold Nugget Triathlon is a women's only race here in Anchorage. It's a 10 lap swim, 12 mile bike ride, and a… Continue reading Gold Nugget Triathlon 2017 Race Recap
This week was my unofficial start of training for the Gold Nugget Triathlon, and like I mentioned before I've definitely got no official training plan that can fit my crazy life right now. I can't run yet, so my "running" training is coming from long hikes and from all the work I'm doing in PT until… Continue reading GNT Training Week 1: Just Keep Swimming
I've got some exciting news today! It's been a long time since I've done a race due to my SI joint injury, and I definitely miss the feeling of signing up for a race, training for something hard, and crossing the finish line. I'm going to be starting a slow, supervised return to running in… Continue reading Spring Racing Plans
Hi everyone! Now that my very first triathlon is over, I wanted to share some things that I learned from finishing my first tri. Doing a "first" of any type of race is hard, but my first triathlon was definitely my most challenging "first" because it had so many different parts to try to prepare… Continue reading The Tri Newbie Chronicles: What I Learned From My First Triathlon
Hi everyone! As you may have learned last week, I'M A TRIATHLETE! Those are three little words that I never thought I'd say, but have brought me so much happiness in the past week. From the moment I crossed the finish line of the Gold Nugget Triathlon (recap here!) I've felt like a totally different… Continue reading What It Means To Be A Triathlete
Hi everyone! Guess what? After 8 weeks of learning how to swim and ride a road bike, and dealing with not being able to run, I'M A TRIATHLETE! Quite possibly my happiest race day picture EVER! I had a great experience this weekend at the Gold Nugget Triathlon, even though I was crazy nervous about the… Continue reading Gold Nugget Triathlon Race Recap!
Hi everyone! My time as a tri newbie is coming to an end very soon because my first triathlon is THIS SUNDAY! I have no idea where the last 2 months went, but I guess I'm ready for race day! Well, almost. This is the time in my training where I am putting together all… Continue reading The Tri Newbie Chronicles: Before The Race!
Disclaimer: I received the Zensah Well Rounded Shorts to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (Ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews! Hi everyone! Week 7 of Gold Nugget Tri training is complete, which means that I only have one more… Continue reading GNT Training: Week 7 & Some New Gear
Hi everyone! It's time for another Tri Newbie Chronicles! Today I wanted to focus on one part of the triathlon that made me really nervous: getting the right bike gear. When I was a little kid I rode my bike around the neighborhood constantly, but back then I didn't have to worry about any gear… Continue reading The Tri Newbie Chronicles: Bike Gear
Disclaimer: I received an Orange Mud Single Barrel HydraQuiver to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (Ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! Hi everyone! Week 6 of Gold Nugget Triathlon training is complete, which means there's only 2 more weeks until… Continue reading GNT Training: Week 6 & New Hydration Gear