Portland Triathlon Diary Bike

Triathlon Diary Entry: Triathlon Accomplished – Part 2 – The Ride

I was mentally preparing myself for the bike coming out of the water and even those last 250 meters of the swim I started visualizing the next steps and the ride itself. Cycling is one of the things I love and I'm fairly confident with, but I wanted to be mentally prepared before getting there so started getting my head into that space earlier. Unlike other triathlons, Portland Triathlon has ...

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Portland Triathlon - Part 1

Triathlon Diary Entry: Triathlon Accomplished – Part 1 – The Setup and The Swim

So I finally had my day of reckoning and I wanted to recap the entire experience, but its grown too long. We are splitting it into three features now so you can experience each along with me. And now presenting our first installment, the morning of and the swim... The 2015 Portland Triathlon fell on my 40th birthday, September 20th, and so several months back I thought what better way to spend ...

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Diary Entry: Going Through The Shaving and Waxing Process For Your First Triathlon

Believe it or not, one of the most common questions I was asked when I told people I was training for a triathlon was are you going to shave? I found this incredibly amusing given all the other potential difficulties you run into when training for a tri, but I knew it was looming out there. I decided, then and there, that not only would I go the shaving route, but ...

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First Triathlon

The Road to Your First Triathlon

The idea of your first triathlon can be a bit daunting. Even now, as the token guinea pig for this project, I definitely have some reservations. I mean, I consider myself an average runner, an okay cyclist, and it's not like I can't swim. I's just the thought of putting them all together that's a bit daunting and this is the case for most people. That being said, before we ...

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The Joys of the Nighttime Runner

There is this window of time that exists between when the rest of the world has either shut themselves down or when they are still under the sandman's watchful eye. In most parts of the world, the sun has set and the streets have quieted down, it is dark and the only illumination is probably the closest street light. Its nighttime for the rest of the world, but for some ...

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Getting Out on the Trails to Make You Stronger

There is a whole new move lately where more and more road runners are hitting the trails. The reason for this is simple, trail running offers a new challenge both physically and mentally he and that can lead to better performance on the road. When you're looking to train for distance for example, sometimes the answer is elevation. Sometimes it's difficult to find dramatic levels of elevation on the road, ...

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