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A kid’s point of view: Tri the Creek

By Colleen, age 12 This super sprint triathlon was probably my most difficult physical challenge yet. I wasn’t prepared for the open water swim. It was tougher than in a pool. But I was tougher than Mom in that she … Continue reading

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Why Tri?

Fighting interior battles during a race is nothing new, but on Sunday at Tri the Creek it wasn’t my Inner Whiner who was making trouble – it was my Inner Miser. Potato Creek State Park is my favorite venue for … Continue reading

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Offbeat triathlon game cures lazy-butt syndrome

Recently a friend posted on Facebook, “If I rode my bike, mowed the lawn, and then walked, does that count as a triathlon?” It was a joke, obviously. But it got me thinking about how sedentary some days can turn … Continue reading

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A ‘Make the best of it’ race: The Bison Bash 5K

This is what I get for running what turned out to be the “junior varsity” event Saturday at Ouabache State Park. The Bison Bash 5K was delayed six weeks to give the park’s trails time to dry out from this … Continue reading

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Running to the Y for a swim (and biking home)

The toughest part of running 7 miles to the YMCA, swimming 300 meters and then biking home was coming up with the idea. Well. The run was tough, too, actually, with no shade at all the last 3 miles during … Continue reading

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Baby steps in the pool

So now all of a sudden my sister is talking about doing a triathlon again. Apparently Tri the Creek at Potato Creek State Park has come out with a Super Sprint distance that requires a mere 200-meter swim, 6-mile bike … Continue reading

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Car-sharing leads to weirdest brick ever: 25 miles cycling + 400-meter repeats

I didn’t tell my sister I’d just rode my bike 25 miles home from work shortly before getting together for a session of 400-meter repeats because I didn’t want her to be furious if I wasn’t able to keep up. … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Finishing my triathlon!

By Colleen, age 12 I can’t believe I finally finished the YMCA triathlon! Last Saturday Mom and I were at the Y for like 4 hours. I swam a mile, which has never happened before. It took me a long … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: 2 new cycling PRs!

By Colleen, age 12 I got an awesome cycling PR last night after softball practice! The fastest I ever rode before at the Y was a 6-minute mile. But last night I rode my first mile in 4:59 and then … Continue reading

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Y-tri update

This YMCA triathlon project has me a bit frustrated lately. On the one hand, it’s scattered my focus so that I’m not concentrating as fully on a running plan as I’d like to be. On the other hand, swimming and … Continue reading

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