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ITU Long Course World Championship: When you can’t tame the wind, tame your mind!

ITU Long Course World Championship: When you can’t tame the wind, tame your mind!

Every race is hard because that’s the point of a race, but there are a lot of variables that can make a race even harder than just the distance, course, or competition you’re up against. I posted on Instagram that this was was one of the toughest race days I had experienced, and during the race I yelled to Matt that this was THE hardest race.  Now that the race is well over (though my legs are still reminding me…

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Learning How to Race – Thoughts After Coeur d’Alene 70.3

Learning How to Race – Thoughts After Coeur d’Alene 70.3

Racing in the pro field this year has been a wonderful and challenging experience, and one I have absolutely loved.  If you want to realize how not tough and not fast you actually are, and how much better you need and want to be, I recommend you give it a try :).  This year I am truly learning how to race.  I know how to swim, bike, and run; I know how to train hours and hours every week; I…

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The Rainiest Race of My Life (So Far) – St. George 70.3 Recap

The Rainiest Race of My Life (So Far) – St. George 70.3 Recap

St. George 70.3 North American Pro Championship was a race that will be remembered uniquely (and differently) by each racer who started it. I say “started” because many athletes unfortunately did not finish (DNF). It’s been hardly a week and I’m learning just how diverse the outcomes really were: for some this was a terrifying race, for most it was a crazy weather experience, for too many it was a DNF, for a few it was their first ever 70.3,…

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