Tag Archives: HyVee Triathlon

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 […]

Matty J and My Juice Fame

Matty J an I were featured as 2 of the 4 young professionals in our local Juice Magazine’s story on the Hy Vee Triathlon.  We were both the featured swimmers.  The only thing I wish readers could have seen from the story is that I really, really, am not good at this.  I am one […]

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 […]

Swim pointers and observations for new triathletes

I’m not an experienced triathlete, but I am comfortable swimmer.  My mom, (a.k.a. Mama Chris) will be swimming on teammate Abra’s HyVee Triathlon team next month so we’ve been talking quite a bit about what she can expect.  She asked me to put together some thoughts/observations/”things that surprised me” for her so I thought I’d […]

Obsessed with Ironman Blogs/Random Thoughts of the Day

Uh Oh. I’ve found a new distraction.  Since I’d been having lots of self-doubt about my impending 5150 (the HyVee Tri) I decided to read about people’s first Ironman Triathlons.  I am absolutely obsessed.  Here are a few of my favorites so far from people who have completed an Ironman (and make it seem do-able): […]

HyVee Triathlon Bike Route

I talked to teammate Braxton last week about HyVee’s 2011 bike route and about barfed when he mentioned Grand Avenue.  Seriously. If you live in Des Moines, you’ll immediately know why.  Hills.  I’ve had to drive Grand a few times in the last week and each time I got sick to my stomach thinking that […]

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