Category Archives: Racing

The Worst Run Race I Ever Won- FOTD Race Report

This year was my 3rd year to race Folsom (formerly Folsom International Triathlonor FIT , currently Folsom Olympic Distance Triathlon or FODT).  I had goals, some that were met, some that were not.  Overall my time was 10 minutes slower … Continue reading

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Vineman 2009 – A Little Visit to Hell

Every race is a learning experience and this one was no exception.  On Friday night we went to the pre-race talk with the Pros and heard Joanna Zeiger (among others) speak.  The MC talked about how she had had one … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Monday Monday, Pain and Suffering, Racing, triathlon | 11 Comments

Anchorman Race Report – Winner!

Last Sunday I raced the inaugural San Francisco Anchorman.  Great race! (check and see if there is an Anchorman race in city near you!)  If you have always dreamed of doing Escape from Alcatraz you should consider this race as … Continue reading

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The Relay – We Should Have Left the Cranky Pants in the Van

It all started months ago when a guy in my race club announced an interest in getting some teams together to run The Relay – a 200 mile relay race that starts in Calistoga and ends in Davenport.  It used … Continue reading

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Monday Monday – That Was Hard! Oceanside Race Report

I think I wrote fairly often about how anxious I was about this race and how apprehensive I was about it.  As the week leading to the race drew near I went through every emotional state possible  and I felt … Continue reading

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Hump Day Miscellany – the Pre-Race Edition

Pre-race is a condition that is lasting far too long. It’s kind of like being pregnant. As your due date looms thoughts of just getting it over with increase. At least races always happen on their due dates which is … Continue reading

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Race Ready!

Greetings Sports Fans!  I’ve gone from performance anxiety to race ready and that is a welcomed thing, indeed.  How did Iget there? First of all, I know how to make use of a neglected weight bench.  I turned it into … Continue reading

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Performance Anxiety

    I think we’re all familiar with this phenomenon.  You want it.  You want it bad.  And you want it to be good.  You want it to be really good.  You want it to make you quiver with vitality and … Continue reading

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Monday Monday – Buried Under A Pile of Snot Rags

I am sick with a cold.  A really nasty one. Maybe it is the flu but I don’t have any body aches so I don’t think so.  There are 2 things I can’t stop doing – blowing my nose and … Continue reading

Posted in Monday Monday, PR!, Racing, Running | Tagged | 7 Comments

Monday Monday – No PR For YOU!

Oh well – I did not have a 5K PR in the couples relay but I did have a great time! I rode a really hard ride on Saturday along with a bunch of people from Forward Motion Race Club … Continue reading

Posted in Monday Monday, Racing, Running | 6 Comments