Category: Race Reports

Rocky Hill Sprint Triathlon

Race morning

Forecast was rain for race day but a few days before the hourly prediction showed rain wouldn’t start until about 1pm. Fingers crossed! The down side to localish races is they aren’t quite far enough to justify a hotel which means SUPER early race day if you’re an hour or farther away, which was me this morning. Ugh!  (more…)

Clovis Training Crits

The Clovis Training Crits is a progressive beginner training program. Each Sunday clinic builds upon the previous week followed by a practice crit which is un-timed. Even though you can jump in and attend any clinic as a stand alone I suggest beginners plan to attend all four clinics.

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Cyclocross Debut

The tri season is over and coach said to be a normal person. She said go have unstructured fun. Ok, so now what? An incredible season is over and I don’t HAVE to workout or do anything I don’t want to. I’ve taken my dog for some off leash walks next to the river (we usually run on leash instead) and I maintained swimming because it’s easy to show up to. I decided to try out this cyclocross thing. My parents have been volunteering at them for years (my mom makes some bomb breakfast burritos for cross!) so I’ve poked around and watched friends do a few. So far I’ve hit the park 3 times prior to race day; just enough to have an ounce of confidence but not enough to have any idea what I’m actually doing. I borrowed an entry level mountain bike to get started. It’s heavy but the trade off is stability.

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