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Month: June 2014

Exeter Trail Race Recap

Exeter Trail Race Recap

    Warning: This race will beat you up and leave you by the side of the trail to die. I rolled both my ankles multiple times and fell once really hard. I thought I was just being clumsy, but after talking to people at the finish, I discovered that those who didn’t hurt themselves were definitely in the minority. The race website claims that this “may be the most technical trail race anywhere in New England”. When I first…

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Weekly Training Recap: 06/29/14

Weekly Training Recap: 06/29/14

  Sunday: Ironman 70.3 Syracuse One of the most epic races I have ever done. I will for sure be returning to the Ironman scene in the future. Monday: Rest Tuesday: Bike Commute (16 Miles) + Recovery Yoga + PT: Hips & Feet My quads were preeeeeeetty sore, but some easy biking worked out the lactic acid and helped loosen up my stiff legs. Wednesday: Bike Commute (9 Miles) + Run (3 Miles) + Yoga on a Roll No soreness…

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Friday Five in Pictures

Friday Five in Pictures

  1. I really didn’t want to take off my Ironman bracelet and stickers. I guess you know it was a good race when you feel nostalgic over STICKERS! 🙂 2. I was pretty sore and tight for the first few days after the Ironman, so I spent a lot of time using my massage roller, foam rolling, doing yoga and wearing compression socks. Five days later, though my muscles still feel a bit tired, I am feeling MUCH better!…

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Recovery Methods

Recovery Methods

  It seems as though my theme for this week is revolving around my race on Sunday, but I’ve still got the race (and recovering from it) on my mind! Since I have another race coming up in a few weeks, I’ve been really focusing on recovering as quickly as possible this time! I’ve been pulling out all of my favorite go-to recovery methods! Here are my top 5 ways to recover quickly after a race so I’m able to get…

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Ironman 70.3 Syracuse: Peter’s Recap

Ironman 70.3 Syracuse: Peter’s Recap

  Are you sick of hearing about our race yet? Don’t worry, this will be the last recap! 🙂 When we do a really epic race like this, I like to ask Peter if he wants to write a race report, too, because I think it’s fun to see the different perspectives. If you missed out on our earlier posts, make sure you check out the recaps that Hannah and I wrote as well (here and here). Here’s how Peter’s…

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Ironman 70.3 Syracuse: Hannah’s Race Recap

Ironman 70.3 Syracuse: Hannah’s Race Recap

  In case you missed it, Leah, Peter, John, and I all competed in the Ironman 70.3 Syracuse race this past weekend. Leah wrote her recap yesterday, but she wanted me to post mine on here as well! This race was a little different for me because instead of racing by myself, I had my husband, sister, and brother in-law racing “with” me as well! Also, my parents came to cheer us on. During the race, I quite enjoyed this….

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Ironman 70.3 Syracuse Race Recap

Ironman 70.3 Syracuse Race Recap

    As I was laying on the ground after crossing the finish line, Hannah commented, “It’s a whole new level of misery, isn’t it?” My response: “Actually, it’s THREE whole new levels of misery!” A half Ironman race is HARD, no question about it. It’s about as tiring as running a fast 50K, but the intensity level is much more like running a marathon–there’s no taking it easy in the beginning to save your legs like you would for…

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