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The Kancman ?>

The Kancman

  If you haven’t yet, check out our GIVEAWAY! * * * * * On Saturday Peter and I drove up to the White Mountains for an unofficial triathlon–the Kancman! I say “unofficial” because it is not a sanctioned race, so there are no rules, no timing, no aid stations and, best of all, no entry fees. It is basically an informal training day or practice race for any and all who want to join in. For us it was…

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A Day in the Life of an Athletic Trainer ?>

A Day in the Life of an Athletic Trainer

  Don’t forget to enter our Compression Sock GIVEAWAY!!! * * * * * My sister thought it would be fun for me to give you a glimpse of a day in the life of an athletic trainer. My job responsibilities differ quite a bit from day to day, but this will give you a general overview of the professional side of my life. As some of you may know, I work at a small NCAA Division II university as…

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Mount Washington Road Race ?>

Mount Washington Road Race

  Our next big race together after our first marathon was the Mount Washington Road Race in June of 2010–a 7.6 mile race up the Auto Road with more than 4,500 ft. elevation gain. My husband’s brother-in-law, Peter D., (Yes, my husband and his sister’s husband are both Peters ) was the one that suggested doing this race. At first the plan was for Peter and Peter to do it together, but when Hannah heard about it, she wanted to get in…

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GIVEAWAY: HI VIZ Flat Out Compression Sox from 110% Play Harder ?>

GIVEAWAY: HI VIZ Flat Out Compression Sox from 110% Play Harder

  Recently I won a Facebook contest by 110% Play Harder, and they sent me a free pair of their new HI VIZ Flat Out Compression Sox. I was SUPER excited! I just got the socks in the mail yesterday, and I immediately tested them out on my afternoon run. I told my husband that I was going to do 6 miles, but I ended up “accidentally” running 9 miles instead! What can I say? The socks felt AWESOME, it…

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Recovery ?>


  Ahhhhh……recovery! That’s what I’ve been doing for the last two weeks. So what does a triathlete who formerly trained 20 hours a week do with their time when they’re recovering? Well….mostly I have been sleeping with my extra time! I know it sounds funny, but my main training hours for my triathlon were 6:30 – 8:30 a.m., and 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. during the week. So, ever sense my race, I have been sleeping in till about 8:00, ANNNND…

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What Ultra-Marathoners Do When They DNF ?>

What Ultra-Marathoners Do When They DNF

  A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post called “Why Ultra-Marathoners Do What They Do”, which proposed that the satisfaction of finishing, especially when it’s a particularly grueling race, is one of the main reasons that drives these runners to push themselves to their limits. That logic begs the question, and it was asked, how do they feel when they DON’T finish? In the running world, this is known as a DNF–Did Not Finish. Almost all ultra runners have had…

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Our First Marathon ?>

Our First Marathon

  After successfully completing a half marathon and finding that we still wanted more, Hannah, Sarah and I started looking for a marathon that we could do the following summer. And this time my husband, Peter, decided that he wanted to get in on the fun, too! We settled on the Around the Lake Marathon in Wakefield, MA basically because it was the only marathon nearby during the month of July, which was the only time when all four of…

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