Category Biking

IronGlut: A 6 hour bike ride

I have a new goal!  YAY!  As part of a committee I’m on for the Flapjack 5k/10k for Children’s Cancer Connection, I’ve met Caleb Pike who has an organization, IM4RM that raises funds for Children’s Cancer Connection through events and races like the Ironman.  His organization is holding their annual IronGlut Spinathon and Century Challenge […]

HyVee Tri Race Review

This year’s HyVee Triathlon didn’t fail to impress.  They had a record number of athletes participating and a record number of relay teams: about 300!  This brought out lots more newbies and weekend warriors (yay!  Just like me last year) which was great.  The amount of smiling and helpful volunteers was absolutely astounding. Pre Race: […]

HyVee Tri Recap-My Experience

We did it!  This is part 1 of my race recap.  A more “race-reviewy” post will follow. I was not as nervous for doing the full tri as I was for being on a relay last year, probably because I knew what to expect more or less this time around.  On race morning, I was […]

Taper Workouts

I’ve been edgy this week.  I thought tapering would be awesome like it was when I was a kid swimming and we went from 3-4 hours of workouts a day to 30 minutes a day.  Now I have all kinds of grown-up stresses I want to take out on a workout, but the light workouts […]

Taco Tuesdays

Yesterday was the perfect day for a girls night ride.  Abra and I hit the Great Western Trail toward Cumming Tap for Tacopocalypse Tacos.  This is pretty much one of the greatest things to do in Des Moines and usually there are big crowds of friendly people. It was nice that we were able to […]

Biking Success: HyVee Tri Route

Today I rode the majority of the HyVee Triathlon bike route with Matty J, Abra, and Braxton. We started and ended at Waterworks park, skipping the Fleur/MLK portions of the ride since I feel comfortable with that area.  I mostly wanted a feel for the hills on 63rd and Army Post.  I insisted we do […]

My Y Tri

My morning training with Abra and Braxton got muddled (work sometimes goofs up training, but work comes first since work pays for bikes, gear, entry fees, goggles…and I generally have a pretty sweet job.)  I was bummed, until I realized that things might fall into place for a great afternoon workout at the South Suburban […]

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