Category: Triathlon

That One Hurt

Yesterday was my first triathlon of the season, the Independence Triathlon put on by Piranha Sports. I was particularly psyched to do well because I’d endured such a disastrous end to my 2013 season, when, you may recall, my sports bra broke and I…

The Miracle Was Not Nearly Enough

Yesterday was my fifth annual showing at the Delaware Diamondman Triathlon. I was going to start this race recap at the end, by telling you about the man in the photograph at right—and how he passed me on the last quarter-mile of the run…

A Small Backslide Caused (in Part) by Two Total Slide Offs

Yesterday was my first triathlon of this season, the Independence Triathlon sponsored by Piranha Sports. I’ll admit up front that I wasn’t as ready as I like to be for this annual event. While my swimming and running were up to par, I just…

I Got Faster Again–but So did Everybody Else

Yesterday was my annual attempt to complete the Delaware Diamondman Triathlon hosted by Piranha Sports. It’s the most challenging triathlon that I do every year, with a 0.6-mile swim, a 16-mile bike, and a 2-mile run.  Last year at the Diamondman, I finally managed…

“Time of Death: 11:52 a.m.”

Yesterday was the Tour de Long Valley, an annual bike ride for charity in my New Jersey hometown. The organizers offered three courses: a 60-miler, a 40-miler, and a 20-miler. My sister and I registered for the 20-miler, which was advertised as “a nice…

6:06 Faster Than Last Year

Yesterday was my first triathlon of the 2012 season, the Independence Triathlon organized by Piranha Sports. I am thrilled that I managed to complete the course not just 6:06 faster than last year, but also two minutes faster than my previously best time from…

Tour de Long Valley

I’ve just signed up for my longest bicycling event to date: the 20-mile Tour de Long Valley, to be held this June in my hometown of Long Valley, New Jersey. The Tour de Long Valley is a fund-raising event for local First Aid members,…

All Signed Up—Let the Competition Begin!

I’ve just registered for my first two triathlons of the year: the Independence Triathlon in Pennsylvania this June, and the Delaware Diamondman Triathlon in September. Both are organized by Piranha Sports. This will be my fourth year of competing in sprint-distance triathlons. I’ve gotten…

My New Secret Weapon

I am more than happy to remind anyone who cares to listen that when triathlon season ended a few months ago, I finally—after three years of trying—beat my younger sister in the last race of the year. She immediately proclaimed that she would never…

Almost Bronze, Baby!

I’ve been trying for three years now to beat my younger sister in sprint-distance triathlons. Our first-ever event was the Delaware Diamondman in September 2009. My overall time that year was 2:32:28, I was so slow on the bike that organizers were literally picking…

In 48 Hours, I’ll Be Racing for My Life (Well, at Least for My Reputation…)

Just two days to go until this year’s final triathlon of the season, the Delaware Diamondman. This is the longest sprint-distance course I attempt every year, and Sunday will mark my third-annual attempt to race my younger sister across the finish line. If I…

T-Minus Five Weeks (and Training…)

The news out of Manhattan yesterday, when a 32-year-old man died of apparent cardiac arrest during the New York City Triathlon, reminds me that I need to be in top condition for my own big triathlon of the year. It’s just five weeks away,…