Colonial Beach International Race Report

It’s Monday, so that means it’s time for another race report!

On July 10, I raced the Colonial Beach International Triathlon, held in Colonial Beach, Virginia. It was an hour and a half ride from the D.C. area, but it went by quickly at 4 in the morning. My pre-race jitters mainly consisted of worrying about jellyfish in the water. Sections of the Chesapeake Bay in the summer are known for these “sea nettles,” and Colonial Beach is no exception.

We arrived by 5:30 am, parked nearby, checked in easily, and had transition set up by 6. Continue reading

Ironman Eagleman Race Report

All I have to say about Ironman Eagleman can be summed up in three words:

flat, gorgeous, hot

No, I actually have an (extensive) race report below, but can I reiterate hot for a moment? I thought I was acclimated to running in the heat before, but that was just child’s play compared to Eagleman. I, cockily, thought I could handle the heat. I was in for a rude awakening. Continue reading

Peasantman Race Report

It’s always a PR if you’ve never done it before.

Peasantman was my first Olympic triathlon, and my first race of this season. It was a great warm-up race, and I learned a lot. Specifically, I learned to “embrace the suck.” As in, I sucked, but I’m embracing that and am tailoring my next couple of training weeks towards fixing my mistakes.

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