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A Beginner’s Experience

| April 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
A Beginner’s Experience

By Stacy McCandless OMG! Who would have thought a year ago I would be competing in a triathlon? Definitely not me! But – I did it! I finished my first triathlon at age 45! When I signed up for Brian’s Ride, a mini triathlon, I thought – 400 yard swim, 10 mile bike ride, and […]

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ABC’s of Mountain Biking

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
ABC’s of Mountain Biking

By Adam Bilger (newsletter 11/16/12)   Part 1 – The Gear I couldn’t help but notice in one of the recent newsletters Joella was discussing getting out on a mountain bike this winter. I can only assume if Joella is going out mountain biking that she’s going to convince other DCs to join her. For […]

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Lessons from Columbus

| October 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
Lessons from Columbus

by: Amber Cable (newsletter 10/31/12) My goal for Columbus was for it to be my “redeeming” race: Ultimately, to redeem my experience at Pittsburgh. (I had MS issues flare up due to nerves, ran most of the race nauseated, finished with a much slower time than I knew that I was realistically capable of, and […]

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My First Ironman: The Experience

| October 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
My First Ironman: The Experience

by Judy Weisseg (newsletter 10/31/12) The Beginning It is hard to believe that just about a year ago, WE decided I would do the Full ironman at Beach 2 Battleship. I say we, because it was a joint family and coach decision. The decision would affect my whole life, not just my workouts. It meant […]

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The New Hampshire Marathon

| October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
The New Hampshire Marathon

by: Pastor Jim Gascoine newsletter 10/6/12 Those of you who never make it to afternoon run club may not know Pastor Jim. Jim is a long time runner and Dawn Cracker and recently participated in the New Hampshire Marathon. Here is his thoughts on the course if you’re ever interested in heading to a small […]

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Thoughts from the Bourbon Chase 2012

| October 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Thoughts from the Bourbon Chase 2012

By: Sam Poloyac (newsletter 10/6/12) Pittsburgh D’Stillers — aka Bourbon Brothers — take on 200 miles of Kentucky Bourbon Trail back country Every Tuesday and Thursday we get together as a group and run. However, when you spend over 24 hours in a van with a group of guys competing in a 200 mile running […]

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Math is Hard

| September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
Math is Hard

Scott and Karen Kavanagh (newsletter 9/27/12) The Kavanagh’s are big fans of The Amazing Race on CBS. We even held an Amazing Race birthday party for Emily when she turned eleven. So when we saw a Salvation Army fundraiser based on the TV show, we knew we needed to be a part of it and […]

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Summary of ‘The Transcendent Pain’ from the August, 2012 issue of Bicycling magazine

Summary of ‘The Transcendent Pain’ from the August, 2012 issue of Bicycling magazine

by: Jenny Wojnar (newsletter 7/23/12) I subscribe to the Bicycling magazine. I almost didn’t read the last article in the August issue that appeared to be a story about a challenging bike outing and how the writer conquered it. I find that instead of inspiring sometimes these type of articles make me feel like I’m […]

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The Alcatraz Challenge

The Alcatraz Challenge

by: Holly Sauer (newsletter 7/23/12) About six months ago, my Dad asked if I wanted to do a mile and a half open water swim, with strong currents, in 53 degree water in California. Of course I immediately said no way. But after some strong convincing from my parents I finally agreed to swim the […]

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Rev 3 Race Report

Rev 3 Race Report

from Brad Kehm, AKA: BK (newsletter 7/10/12) There are certain times in life when you reach the Pinnacle. Times when you feel like you are on top of the world. You set your goals, you prepare and train to hit those goals, then you exceed expectations. I am certainly not an expert in life coaching; […]

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Getting Started? = Getting Beyond Your Fear(s)

Getting Started? = Getting Beyond Your Fear(s)

By Chris Cullin I’ve been active most of my life, and competed in a number of sports. But I’m relatively new to endurance sports, and brand new to triathlon. I know there are a number of others in our group that are in a similar place. Joella asked me recently to talk about how I […]

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Welcome to the Splash Zone!

Welcome to the Splash Zone!

By: Jeremiah Friday (newsletter 4/1/12) The following article is a summary of Garry Hall, Sr.’s “How to Position Your Hands” video on his Swim Club website, found at www.theraceclub.net. When I see people I the pool, they often ask me what they can do to get faster. I try my best to examine their current […]

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The Bavineau Sisters Take Disney by Storm

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Bavineau Sisters Take Disney by Storm

Judy Weisseg, Deb Wordingham and Jane Bavineau (newsletter 3/19/12) The magic of Disney, it isn’t just for little kids!! Three sisters, 3 different cities, 3 different careers, nine years between the oldest and the youngest and for each of us our first half marathon!! What an adventure and here are our stories: Deb’s Race: My […]

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