Sports & Fitness

Race Recap: Ironman Racine 70.3

by Stephanie July 25, 2015

After being seriously under the weather for the last three days I am finally feeling human again.  It’s a nice change.  AND now I am able to post my race recap!  It’s gonna be a long one so settle in for a little bit.  Here we go! The Pre-Race The morning of the race Steve […]

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Ironman Racine 70.3 Weekend – Before the Race

by Stephanie July 22, 2015

Hello!  It’s three days post-Ironman 70.3 and I think I am finally able to put a blog post together.  I may need a nap after this.  I’m completely serious. 😛 Before I do a race recap I need to do a recap of the trip to Racine and pre-race activities. On Friday around noon my fellow […]

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Mental Shifts: How This Training Cycle Was Different

by Stephanie July 16, 2015

I have never been good at exercising without a goal, like a race. I think this is a holdover from my competitive swimming days. Exercise always had a purpose. I was always training for an event. As an adult I wasn’t consistent without similar motivation, which is why I got into running and triathlons. (on […]

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Week 15: Racine Ironman 70.3 Training

by Stephanie July 14, 2015

Last week was my final real week of training for my first Ironman 70.3!  I had my longest bike and run and I’ve been taking it nice and easy since. The bike was a solid pace on a really fun route.  We biked along the Mississippi River for about 10 miles on the Iowa side, […]

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Week 14: Racine Ironman 70.3 Training

by Stephanie July 7, 2015

Only two more weeks until my first 70.3 triathlon! This week’s swim workouts really made me feel good.  I neglected swimming at the beginning of my training and I’ve been worried about it for a while.  Now I know I can do the distance and I’ve been consistent in my pace. Last Tuesday I went […]

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Race Recap: 2015 Quad City Triathlon

by Stephanie July 2, 2015

I’m a little behind on posting this recap because my life was taken over by packing, attending, and recovering from Fitbloggin.  Totally worth it. The QC Tri was my first triathlon of the year and considering what happened last year, I was pretty nervous leading up to it.  All I could think was that I […]

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Week 13: Racine Ironman 70.3 Training

by Stephanie June 30, 2015

With all the craziness lately I almost forgot to do a training recap for last week!  We can’t have that since there are only three weeks left. The week started off with a long bike ride.  41 miles!  It took just under three hours and we kept at ~14.5 mph pace, which is just about […]

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Week 12: Racine Ironman 70.3 Training

by Stephanie June 23, 2015

Last week was a great one!  I hit a few big milestones. The first was getting my rental wetsuit.  I’d never worn a wetsuit for a triathlon before but the water temperature in Lake Michigan for my 70.3 is supposed to be pretty cold. (Excuse my face.  I was sweaty and distraught after my first […]

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Week 11: Racine Ironman 70.3 Training

by Stephanie June 16, 2015

Another week of training done. This one started off well.  A couple of longer swims gave me more confidence in that discipline. Saturday’s run went really, really well.  It was the same distance as last weekend but about 26 seconds per mile faster average.  I was very happy with it. Sunday’s bike was not as […]

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Week 10: Racine Ironman 70.3 Training

by Stephanie June 9, 2015

Last week was a good one for training. Saturday’s bike ride was supposed to be 42 miles but was cut short because my training partner got a flat tire and though he had a spare tube, we didn’t have a pump with us.  Still it was a good ride.  I’ll cross the 40 mile mark […]

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