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[30 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

Its a few days after the Xterra USA Championship race and I am just starting to wrap my head around what happened. It felt like a long trip and I have unfortunately spent the last two days laying on the bathroom floor throwing up out of both ends… It should have been apparent that I was running myself down but I sure didnt see this coming. I am just hoping it is not the swine flu.

Ogden is a beautiful place and the race was a good experience. …

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[26 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

This last week has snuck by rather quickly… Last weekend, Monique had a baby shower to host so I headed out to Bonelli with my brother in law (JHar) for the first cyclocross race of the season. I was planning on running support for him and snapping some pics of a few friends out there. . . Check out his boost!
Monique met up with us later in the day and we did end up racing too. TeamDuke was putting on a relay race and we JHar and …

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[28 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

The last few weeks have been FULL for me at work, training and life. Keevin and I often joke about “getting it right” when we are in our sixties. Making the right decisions and perfecting daily time management. Its all about the little things and not sweating the small stuff!
Last weekend, we had a good crew up in Santa Barbara to enjoy “Chucks world” and race some triathlons. A few girls with us did their first ever triathlon and I think they got the bug now… …

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[12 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

I have been keeping things rolling and just put down the first week of my new training plan. This is the first time I have managed to keep a training schedule but I think it is a perfect fit so it makes it easy. I am just riding about three times a week but swimming five times a week and have the biggest focus on running. I am working on my “limiters” and working out the kinks.
My biggest issue recently has been my ankles and foot. …

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[23 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

I would say that my racing and training is in a bit of a transition right now. My life has been in a bit of a transition for the last couple of weeks. I am moving to a new phone, a new laptop (i love my new mac) and a new approach to my training for the end of the year. I was contemplating a rest week and before I knew it I had to stay off of my feet and got the rest I didn’t know I needed. Funny …

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[15 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

I appreciate the comments and suggestions from everyone about my last post. Things are going good in the racing realm and I have a good plan forming for the end of the year. During some rides this week with a few friends it all became clear… it is funny how it all makes sense when you talk something over with a friend or two during a ride. I realize I need to get away from my mantra in the title of this post for my end …

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[10 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

I had a few goals for this racing season and they were pretty basic. I wanted to finish a race with my run pace under 7min/mi, I wanted to qualify for XTERRA Nationals and I wanted to get into the top 10 for the Vision Quest. My big goal was multisport and I wanted to win one of the races this year.
It is funny how when you start working towards a goal…it starts working toward YOU. I was stoked to drop an hour off o …

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[1 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

Back in Tahoe for some XTERRA action and advencha!!! I did this race two years ago and it felt good to be back to such an enchanting place. The XTERRA is the same weekend as the Western States and there are usually a good group of runners doing that race in town soaking up the pasta. It’s a small world…maybe we will be in Tahoe for that race one year? It’s a small world….Last time I did this race I got beat …

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[25 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

I just had the best weekend… and it is only Wednesday! Monique and I were lucky enough to hang with Paul, Karen and Jordan the last two days and it had all the ingredients of a perfect weekend. Perfect weather, friends, fun in the water, good food, jacuzzi and trail time!
They are such a motivational family too. After returning from Everest last month they ran their first running event (a 33mile ultramarathon) with little run specific training. Paul finished in the top 10 and Karen …

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[21 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

When I said that Alabama would not be my last XTERRA CUP race this year it was because I already had my flight booked and hotel setup in Little Rock Arkansas for the South Central CUP race.
Burns Park – Little Rock

I managed to have some more frequent flyer miles, another free Marriott stay and the $69 race entry made it a done deal. I also learned a little something from the last trip too. . . like not bringing my bike on the plane and getting stuck with …