Ironman Mont Tremblant Race Report

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On Saturday, August 16th, every once in a while I would hit refresh on the weather.com app on my iPhone, watching the storm intently, hoping it was going to make it’s scheduled exit before the race started. The days leading up to Ironman Mont Tremblant a nasty and very wet storm hit the region. It … [Read more...]

Ironman California 70.3 – Oceanside Race Report

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Have you ever wanted something so bad that you feel like you are starting to smother the idea of it and you just might possibly jinx yourself into not getting it because you want it so bad?  That is how I felt leading up to Ironman 70.3 California in Oceanside.  So much so that I forced myself to do … [Read more...]

Cross Training for Runners

Caution:  Injured Runner May Bite

The judgement is in.  You have been found: guilty.  Your sentence, no running for eight weeks.  You love running to the point at which your body was loving you back but you ignored the warning signs.  Injuries happen to even the best of runners.  If you want to avoid hearing those dreaded words, … [Read more...]

My Ironman Arizona 2013 Race Report

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  Do you have the confidence to set and go for your GOALS?  Why do you set GOALS? By no means am I veteran, but the level of calmness I felt the morning of Ironman Arizona 2013 was comforting.  Growing up in southern California, I spent many days at the beach and in the ocean.  To say, I … [Read more...]

Ironman Recovery – What To Focus On

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Are you doing Ironman Arizona? Yes, I say enthusiastically.  Really, they say, as they look at me perplexed.  I have been asked this question many times in person and electronically and realized there are a lot of questions as to why I would.  So, here is the skinny.  Plus, it might help answer a … [Read more...]

My 2013 Ironman World Championship Experience

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  My 2013 Ironman World Championship Experience The door to the plane opened and I could not wait to get to the doorway to smell the Hawaiian air. I was told to stand there and look around, take a deep breath and take in the energy form the island.  I did just that.  Kona’s airport is not … [Read more...]

The ONE and ONLY – Wildflower Long Course

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When a race is coined, “The One and Only”, how can you not want to experience that?  Or should I say, how can I not want to experience that race?  Wildflower Triathlon Long Course is the toughest half iron distance race in the world with over 5,000’ of climbing on the bike and near 2,000’ on the … [Read more...]

Ironman California 70.3 in Oceanside

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Choosing my 2013 season opener to be Ironman 70.3 California in Oceanside was a great decision.  This race sells out every year and always has a stacked field with great competition plus, it is a beautiful place to race.  As you may know from my Ironman Arizona race report (if you do not, click here … [Read more...]

SheriAnne Nelson, you are an IRONMAN!

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“If you are standing on the wood deck you MUST jump in the water!” said the voice behind the megaphone.  Pink and lime green swim caps were jumping in the water and bobbing out to the starting line.  I stood there for a moment to take in all the energy; hundreds of people lined Mill bridge and the … [Read more...]

SOMA Triathlon Race Report – My 1st Half Iron Distance Race

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HOLY *%#@!!! I am standing there looking at the computer screen under the results tent at my very first half iron distance triathlon, SOMA Triathlon.  My time was 4:46:31, which is a stellar time for a first timer, and I am totally stoked.  I then see I placed first in my Age Group, which … [Read more...]



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