Author Archive for: ‘yellowbikegirl’

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    50% Nervous, 50% Excited

    It’s Wednesday. In 2 days, we’re going to pack up our car and drive to Augusta, GA ,and in 4 days, we’re going to be jumping into that river and racing in our first Half-Ironman. AHHHHHHH!!!! I am 50% nervous and 50% excited. In my nervous …

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    Bike Stretches On The Go

    No matter how many adjustments we make to our bikes, the longer we ride, the more uncomfortable we get. My lower back cramps up, Davey’s hips feel tight, our necks and shoulders feel like they’re in a vice, my arms and hands go numb and our butts just needs a rest from that tiny …

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  • Taper

    8 Terrific Triathlon Taper Tools

    We’re less than 2 weeks away from our first half-ironman, Augusta 70.3, and although we haven’t started to officially taper yet, here are a few things that are getting us through our last few triathlon workouts and that will help us show up on race day, …

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    A Rad Triathlon Podcast, New Huma Gels and more…

    Remember when we didn’t have iPhones and took pictures with actual cameras? Well, I found a stack of printed out (gasp!) pictures from my first triathlon and this is one of my favorites: I was so nervous and had no idea what I was doing. …

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    How To Be A Happier Triathlete

    Are you a happy triathlete? Sometimes I am, sometimes I’m not. In fact, I was actually a very unhappy, frustrated and discouraged triathlete until I quit these things. I recently came across this article that talks about the 7 habits of people with remarkable mental toughness …

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    The 2014 Riverbluff Olympic Triathlon Recap

    The Riverbluff Triathlon is one of our favorite races. This is the 3rd year we’ve done it and we always have a blast! The race has grown over the past few years, yet is still has that small town feel to it– everyone cheers each …

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    What I Learned From My First Triathlon – Catherine’s Story

    Davey and I talk a lot about how to overcome your fears of the swim and how to train for a triathlon despite not having any experience in the pool because, for the majority of people, the swim is the toughest part of a triathlon. …

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    The Perfect Triathlon Workout For You

    When it comes to training for a triathlon, it can sometimes be a challenge to fit in a workout. Somedays, most likely on the weekend, you may have a few hours to get in a long run or bike ride. On the other hand, you may not …

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    5 Awesome Things About The Chicago Triathlon – Jess’s Edition

    Instead of writing a typical race report where we blab about how we felt on the swim, bike and run, we thought it’d be fun to do a different type of race recap of our latest race, The Lifetime Chicago Olympic Triathlon. Davey and I are both going …

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    Andy Potts’ Awesome Swim Advice

    When I first started doing triathlons, I didn’t know who any of the big names in the sport were. But after watching the Ironman World Championships in Kona every year, reading A Life Without Limits and subscribing to Triathlete magazine, I’ve learned who’s who in the sport …

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    4 Injury Prevention Tips for Triathletes

    For Davey and I, having an awesome triathlon season consists of training effectively to improve our race times, making sure we don’t skip our strength training workouts, smiling during the race to ensure that we have great race photos, having fun and staying injury free. Having 3 …

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  • Shortcuts

    Are Shortcuts Worth It?

    We’re a month out from our first half-Ironman and I have no choice but to get in some workouts before my 12 hour shifts at the hospital these days. I’m on my feet for the entire 12+ hours that I work and so in the …

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    The Triathlete’s Total Body Tabata Workout

    You know how your legs feel when you’re biking up a huge hill? Once you get to the top, you feel so much relief– until you realize that you still have to keep pedaling despite your legs burning and shaking in order to finish your race. …

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