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The trials and tribulations of an elite level age-group triathlete.

Up, Up and Away

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With Leona Divide only two weeks out, I wanted to get one more long run with elevation in my legs before I drop the volume and prepare for my first 50 mile run.

In the last few weeks, I've been exploring the Las Trampas Regional Wilderness which is a lesser known park in the area. It recently popped up on my radar when I wandered into a kids park which had arrows referencing its trails.

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Ultra Vince

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I feel like I've been reluctant to talk about training for an ultra because I haven't felt like an actual ultra runner.

I've been tweeting about long runs and such but an actual declaration has yet to come out. I guess I'm still an 'ultra runner in training' although after my 38 miler a few weeks ago, I'm fairly confident that 50 is doable.

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2013 Ironman Oceanside 70.3

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After grabbing my fourth ticket to Kona last November, I decided it was time for a change.

In the previous years, I really didn't want to mess with the status quo because it got me to Kona three times. And don't get me wrong, I love going to Kona but the thing I love the most about my athletics is the challenge. But the challenge of doing Ironman and qualifying for Kona has worn off.

With my 2013 slot already secured, I figured it was as good a time as any to flip this thing upside down and see where I end up.



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Oceanside: Year Six

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Triathlon has been in and out of my life for years but 2008 was the year that I began to take it seriously and my first race that season was Oceanside . I've done it every year since which makes this my sixth year and every year I ask the same questions --

Did I do enough to prepare?  Did I do too much? Will I exceed my expectations? Or will I come up short?



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Las Trampas Picture Show

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I'm currently training for the Leona Divide 50 Mile Run on 4/27/13 as well as Ironman Oceanside 70.3 on 3/30/13.  Not my brightest idea but it seemed like a good idea at the time. 

My main focus has been on the 50 miler and about four weeks ago, the realization that a 70.3 was looming on the horizon put me into a slight panic.  Up until that moment, I was more concerned about running 50 miles than Oceanside.  But a couple of the longer runs put my mind at ease and then I started getting expectations for Oceanside.  To those I guide, yes, I know, I'm not taking my own advice of picking one to be my primary.  I, too, want it all. :)

But truth be told, I'm not Veruca and I do not want it all.  I just want to keep from embarrassing myself at Oceanside. 



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