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Hi, I'm Whitney! I am a middle of the pack runner who discovered the fun of triathlons in 2009. Join me in my adventures in life and training. I run with the Rush Running team and enjoy the fun that comes with such a supportive group of friends who understand what running means to me. I'm newly discovering road biking and the fun that it entails.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Who says swimmers have green hair???

Here's a quick video blog that I made a few weeks ago after returning to work from a lunch time swim.  Don't mind the goggle rings still faintly visible around my eyes and the lack of makeup!

I love Triswim products and use it after every swim.  The shampoo, conditioner, and body wash all have a light citrus scent and a rich lather.  I love that I leave the gym not feeling itchy or smelling like the pool.  Regular products don't get the same results and that's why I stick with Triswim!

I hinted about my swimming schedule in the video.  This week has been an off week for me...work has been jam-packed with meetings and projects and I just haven't had the time to get away at lunch for a swim.  Let me tell you...I miss the pool! My head misses the pool and my body definitely misses the pool!  It is one workout that just takes care of all of me and I can't wait to get my schedule back in line so that my lunch workouts are back on.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Before and After... The long run

Our Grand Canyon training plan included a long run of 5 hours on trails a few weeks ago.  My longest run time wise prior to this was 4 hours at the War Eagle Trail Run 25k.  Distance wise my longest run was just the 25k which I had done in both a road race and trail race.

Here's are some quick pics we took before and after the run.  

After- pointing towards the West and the Grand Canyon! 

The run went really well and I ended up with 19 miles covered in the 5 hours. We run/walked through out.  I snacked on Feed Zone pizza rolls which I really enjoyed. I mixed up my nutrition drink and accidentally made them way too weak thus not getting many liquid calories but staying hydrated.  Overall a great learning experience. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Birthday Hill Repeats

Six years ago I celebrated my 30th birthday with hill repeats with the Rush Running crew.  This year showed that very little had changed.  On Saturday, my birthday, I was up early to meet the Grand Canyon crew for 15 miles of hill repeats.  

We headed to Old Dump Road and the 1/2 mile hill that we would truck up and down 11 times. 

The hill is a gravel road with varied grade along it.  The hill ends at the highway overpass and a short section of pavement.  It was nice to do repeats as a group since everyone could go there own pace and still encourage each other. 

I kept track of the repeats by carrying a rock up on each incline. I ended with a nice pile on the highway overpass that signaled the top of the hill. 

When we were finished with the repeats we still had the 2 mile run back to the start to complete our 15 miles. It was good prep for our Grand Canyon trip and I definitely earned some birthday treats!