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Kinetic Half 2016 Race Report
Kinetic Half 2016 Race Report

There are simply too many words to describe the past couple of months, but the end result is I finally finished my first “Half” (70.3 mile) triathlon. Mental toughness is required, as the numerous temptations to quit continuously ‘punch you in the face’: between drinking five gallons of water during the swim, the soreness of your legs and your “saddle” area while cycling 56 miles, or on the run where everyone simply looks beat down… trying to muster enough strength to finish their half marathon. Knowing that I was able to overcome all of those and cross the finish line was great (plus there was free pizza and a finishers medal). [ Read More... ]

Smithfield Sprint 2016 Race Report
Smithfield Sprint 2016 Race Report

Apparently VTS/MTS races and myself have an issue, and the issue is RAIN! Similar to last year’s Colonial Beach Sprint (although not as bad of a downpour and no open water swim with gasoline fuel on the top), we were challenged with Mother Nature… and she did not disappoint. [ Read More... ]

Reston 10 Miler 2016 Run Report
Reston 10 Miler 2016 Run Report

This is a long over due race run report for the “Reston 10 Miler” as this took place over two weeks ago on March 5th, 2016. The primary goal for this event was to get my legs used to a long run for the upcoming triathlon races, but not burn me out that would jeopardize races early in the season. One of my triathlon races that is scheduled in mid May will require me to run 13.1 miles after I complete the swim and bike sections. [ Read More... ]