TriathlonSwim, Bike, Run, Repeat
In 2013 I participated in my first triathlon race season. I have been riding a road bike since 2008 and after a failed attempt at taking on competitive road cycling, participated in three LIVESTRONG Challenge 70 mile bike events in the Philadelphia area from 2008-2010, raising over $2,000 for the LIVESTRONG Foundation. I spent spare time weightlifting and running prior to taking an interest in Triathlon. An unidentifiable injury set my running back until I found the cause were my shoes. After replacing those in early 2013 I was able to get back on my feet without problem. I successfully completed 5 races in 2013 and made podium in the last two.
At the end of 2013 I suffered a neck injury after a Chiropractor visit on Dec 23. It has been hurting to turn my neck ever since. I can’t wait to get back into the sport. The 2014 season was so promising and my training was going very well up until then. We shall see what happens.
Here are some 2013 Season Highlights.
A lake swim with convenient almost-clear water, an extended hilly bike ride, and a precarious run course were the contents of this past weekend's sprint triathlon in Lebanon, NJ. This was the fourth annual Buckman Triathlon directed by Green Brook Racing, and my...
This was the hardest course I have raced on this year. The swim was longer than usual, the bike was hillier than normal, and even the run had a couple small inclines and declines. Despite this, the results were pretty favorable. The race took place in Clinton...
Well, that's exaggerating it a bit. Sure, it's a little over 50 degrees Fahrenheit right now, but it feels way colder than it should be for the end of the summer. Typically, we don't see temperatures this low until the beginning of October. I'm really surprised how...
Well, it's September already. The summer is winding down and the temperatures will start to drop near the end of the month, the races become few and far between, and training eventually moves indoors. I'm taking September as the narrowing down of my first Triathlon...
The race weekend for TriRock Asbury Park was filled with a whole lot of interesting experiences, ranging from bizarre to fun. The race went pretty well and you can read my race report here. However, I'd like to share my other race weekend experiences including a...
Still suffering from neck injury – no races planned yet.
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A Few of My Favorite Things
- Tri Suits: 2XU Elite (2011 model) and 2XU Compression Tri Suit (2012 model)
- Workout tracking: Garmin Forerunner 910XT
- Tifosi Podium XC sunglasses
- Bag: Zoot Performance Transition backpack
- Wetsuit: 2XU T:3
- Goggle: Speedo Vanquisher & Air Seal Tri
- Swim Cap: Junior Silicone Cap (I have a small head!)
- Storage: Speedo deluxe mesh gear bag
- Bike: 2008 Specialized Allez double
- Helmet: Bell Gage, White\Silver
- Kit: Voler Campione bibs & Red club jersey
- Shoes: Exustar unknown model (would like to upgrade – they’re too big and falling apart)
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