Why the Lull? An Explanation!

I have not posted in almost two weeks. Even I am shocked at the amount of time between now and my last post. I suppose time flies when you are training, get sick, have to work a lot, and am working on my new website! A couple of weekends ago I went on a lovely cross-country ski trip with some fabulous friends. Unfortunately, their wee child (as I like to call the “Germ Monger”) had a virus that included a cold and an eye infection. So almost everyone on the trip had what we called “shiteye” for a few days … Keep reading

Perspiration and Inspiration

Today I did some holiday baking and knew that I had to get out into the winter wonderland that I live in. So when I got my first reminder about Saskatoon’s 30th Marathon, I was reminded that I am going to do my first running race since I was in Junior High School. I have completed an Ironman, two half Ironmans, numerous other triathlons and duathlons, but I have never ran a long-distance running race. I decided after Ironman that 2008 was going to be my year to do that. My co-worker and I made a pact to do it … Keep reading

Two weeks ago, I realized that I hadn’t followed up on ensuring that I would be able to eat at the Carbo-loading supper for the Half Iron(wo)man I was doing on the July long-weekend. So I emailed the race director and he gave me the number for the caterers. I called them and left a message saying that I was vegan and needed to be accommodated (I think I also mentioned something about the supper being worth $25, which is what my partner was paying). The race director then called me to tell me that they would accommodate me, but … Keep reading

Race Report: The Great White North Triathlon in Stony Plain on July 1, 2007

Two years ago I embarked on the Half Iron(wo)man in Stony Plain because it was recommended to me by my training partner and friend, Maybel. We did the race and I had a blast. It was my first long-distance triathlon and was by far the hardest triathlon I had ever done. It was at this race that the idea of a full Iron(wo)man popped into my head. Maybel had done Ironman Canada and she is one of those people that liked to push me a little bit towards these crazy goals. Luckily, I am very receptive as a goal-oriented person. … Keep reading

Sprinting vs. Long-distance

This Saturday I did a very sprint triathlon. It was a 500m swim in the pool, 8km on the bike, and 3km on the track – no transitions. Overall it was great, but I really noticed how different it feels to do short distances as opposed to long-distance training. It’s funny because I felt like I was hitting my stride at about lap 8 of the swim, the last kilometre of the bike, and about lap 11 of the run (although I was getting tired for the last lap because I sprinted trying to keep up with the girl in … Keep reading

Races

Here is my racing schedule for the 2007 summer (italics mean “tentative,” bold means “confirmed”):March 24 – Indoorman in Saskatoon, U of S Tri ClubMay 13 – Regina Beach MTB race in ReginaMay 27 – Saskatoon Marathon in Saskatoon, Saskatoon Road RunnersJune 3 – Moe’s Triathlon in Saskatoon, Bike DoctorJune 10 – Prince Albert MTB race in Prince Albert, Fresh Air ExperienceJune 17 – Spin Off Spadina in Saskatoon, Saskatoon Triathlon ClubJune 24 – Mountain bike race in Saskatoon (Blackstrap), NBRJuly 1 – Great White North Triathlon (Half Ironman) in Stony Plain, ABJuly 21-22 – Prince Albert road race in … Keep reading