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The Dam Tri 2019

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The Dam Tri 2019

I’m going to make this race recap short and sweet for the last triathlon of my 2019 season. The South Carolina Triathlon Series finishes up every year with this sprinternational distance at the Lake Murray Dam. It tends to be a competitive field as athletes are vying for top points for their final series standings. […]

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IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta 2019

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IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta 2019

What a hot, humid, typical Augusta race! This was my second time doing IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta. The first was in 2016, only my second half Ironman ever. I finished in 5:50 then, and it absolutely broke me. I had to spend half an hour in the medical tent afterwards due to overheating, and just felt […]

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2019 ITU Age Group World Championships – Standard Distance

This was my first World Championship experience, but I hope it’s not my last! The ITU Age Group World Championships was part of the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne and included age group races in the sprint and standard distances, U23, Juniors, Para-triathlon, and Elite races. I qualified to represent Team USA by finishing […]

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Update on working with Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office

I wanted to give a quick update on my public awareness campaign in partnership with the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office. For a background on these efforts, take a moment to read my post about the origins of my drive to work with law enforcement to improve safety on our local roads. Since the original post […]

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USAT Age Group National Championships 2019

I sit here, a week after the USAT Age Group National Championships, trying to figure out what to write. I usually manage a race recap within a few days of the race because first, the excitement and motivation is still there, and second, the race is fresh in my mind. This time, I squeezed this […]

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Tri the Swamp Rabbit + Clemson Triathlon Race Recap

The first half of July was focused on getting some good training in after a challenging endurance camp with TriMarni in Greenville, SC. The South Carolina heat was in full effect – the thermometer temperature was always in the 90s with a feel-like temperature in the triple digits! I made sure to treat myself right […]

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Working with Kershaw County Law Enforcement to Improve Road Safety

On September 9, 2018, I had a driver tell me she wanted to kill me for riding my bike on the road. What seemed to be a lovely, old couple coming from church were adamant that I had no right to ride my bike on the same road as them, and they straight up told […]

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Training + TriMarni Camp – June 2019

Although I had no races in the schedule for June, it proved to be a busy month of training and work. When my work stress increases, I have to be able to manage my training stress better. I had a lot of prospect meetings this month so I was appreciative of a 13.5 hour training […]

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Training – May 2019

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Training – May 2019

May’s training was all about learning! After an intentional heavy load of training near the end of April, there were fewer hours in my Training Peaks to start the month. But the learning really came from being more flexible and not being obsessed with green boxes in my Training Peaks. I kicked off the month […]

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Lake Murray Triathlon 2019

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Lake Murray Triathlon 2019

We’ll make this a short race recap for a short race. The Lake Murray Triathlon, a sprint distance triathlon in the South Carolina Triathlon Series (SCTS), came 6 days after my race at IRONMAN Chattanooga 70.3. This is a local race of sorts – it’s only an hour’s drive from my house. I’ve raced this […]

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