Yesterday we finally got the treadmill set up! It has been taking up space in our porch for a couple of weeks because it was bought and brought home without adequate space to set it up in. We got the space cleared out and the treadmill set up. I got to take the first few steps on it just to say I did. Then I got off, put my walking cast back on, and looked at it longingly. Maybe this injury has made me appreciate training. It has created in me a WANT to get on the dreadmill! My bike … Keep reading
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- Just posted a 5.00 km run - Transition2 +Run http://t.co/Bc1NYNMYZz #RunKeeper2 days ago
5.00km. run in 36:17
I burned 333 calories at an average pace of 7:16 per km.
- Just posted a 0.75 km swim - Swim (no transition) http://t.co/glKHrcdLBB #RunKeeper2 days ago
0.75km. swim in 15:39
I burned 131 calories at an average pace of 20:52 per km.
- Just posted a 19.65 km bike - Transition1 + Bike http://t.co/7xhNDIWhtN #RunKeeper2 days ago
19.65km. bike in 46:30
I burned 405 calories at an average pace of 2:22 per km.
- burned 405 calories doing 47 minutes of Bicycling, 14-16 mph, vigorous (cycling, biking, bike riding) #myfitnesspal2 days ago
- Damn it! I forgot to log my food yesterday. 21day #mfpstreak ended! Tomorrow is race day! My first triathlon in 3 years! I'... #myfitnesspal3 days ago
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This website is one that I, Crystal Clarke, started in 2007 with big ideas. It is morphing slowly into a resourceful website for vegans and athletes alike. I put my personal touch on this website in the recipes and the training blog, as I'm a writer, a scientist, a triathlete & a vegan. So what is a vegan triathlete? Well...
vegan. n. vee-gahn. - a person who refrains from using any animal product whatever for food, clothing, or any other purpose.
triathlete. n. someone who participates in races consisting of swimming, biking, and running in that order; there are several varying distances with some standard distances:
Sprint: 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
Olympic: 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run
Half Ironman: 2km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run
Ironman: 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run
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Who am I?
My name is Crystal Clarke. I'm a vegan triathlete. I've been vegan since 2002 and a triathlete since 2003. Since then I have completed 1 Ironman, 4 half IMs, several Olympic triathlons, and many other triathlons, duathlons, running races, and biking races. My goal for each race is to finish. I'm pretty slow, but can be a middle-of-the-pack person if I'm not injured and train consistently.
In addition to being a vegan triathlete, I'm a writer, I'm an Agrologist, I'm a soil scientist, I'm a knitter, I'm an anti-consumer, I'm an environmentalist, I'm a budding Buddhist, I'm a yogi, I'm a student of life, and I'm bipolar. I'm a lot of things! I don't fit into any one category - that's what I think sets me apart from other athlete blogs.
Ironman Coeur d'Alene 2014
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