Triathlon Diary Entry: Triathlon Accomplished – Part 3 – The Run and The Finish

The transition into the run went really smoothly, much better than I expected in fact. After I dismounted the bike, I sprinted across the still damp grass into my transition spot and made a quick change into my Hokas, threw on my number belt, and grabbed my hat and before you know it I was headed out of the gate with a total transition time of 1:41. Most of this ...

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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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