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2013 {Training Diaries}

Training Diaries from 2013


Claudia Blackburn

We continue with the third entry from Age Group triathlete Claudia Blackburn, aka "Ironmaiden".

At altitude she challenges herself in a triathlon training camp. Find out just how difficult it is to swim 25 yards and be out of breath as she takes us through her latest adventure!

Ben Lookner

This week we learn more in the third installment of the Age Group training diaries from Ben Lookner. Ben describes how his tactics have evolved since last season. What changed? What's new? Is he still peeing on his waterbottles?

Lindsey Jerdonek

"The Training Diaries" is a monthly series of posts by Lindsey Jerdonek, a DC Tri Club member, and third-year professional triathlete. In January 2012 Lindsey quit her day job and made the move to racing as a full-time pro triathlete.  This is the eigth installment of her epic journey through triathlon awesomeness.

Rachel Eberhard

It's time for a little Spring cleaning in the world of Rachel Eberhard. In her third diary she get's down to business with revisiting and cleaning up the physical, the mental, and the gear for her training. This is something we all need to do once (if not twice) a year. 

Ben Lookner

This week we learn more in the second installment of the Age Group training diaries from Ben Lookner. Ben takes us through his plan to race a little lighter on his feet.

Rachel Eberhard

This week we learn more in the second installment of the Age Group training diaries from Rachel Eberhard. To swim, or not to swim, that is her question as she entertains us with her encounter with Masters Swimming.

Claudia Blackburn

We continue with the second entry from Age Group triathlete Claudia Blackburn, aka "Ironmaiden". Facing early season challenges, Claudia takes us through battle and triumph in The Good, the Challenging, the Ugly, and the Sublime.

Lindsey Jerdonek

"The Training Diaries" is a monthly series of posts by Lindsey Jerdonek, a DC Tri Club member, and third-year professional triathlete. In January 2012 Lindsey quit her day job and made the move to racing as a full-time pro triathlete.  This is the seventh installment of her epic journey through triathlon awesomeness.

Ben Lookner

Trying to determine the main thing that I like about triathlon or the biggest reason as to why I do it is extremely difficult and indeed goes against the very nature of the sport itself- we triathletes can’t even pick one sport to do, so why not do three? I’d even wager that single-sport runners, cyclists, and swimmers have the same issue, so take that into consideration and the problem I have when sitting down to write this is 3x as difficult! So, I have decided to focus on just one reason as a way to introduce myself in this every-so-often rambling “diary” that you, DC Triathlon Club member, will receive, and that reason/thing I love about triathlon is SPANDEX.

Rachel Eberhard

I’m sitting here on a Monday morning with my muscles feeling sore and stiff as ever. The weekend left my body battered and bruised from snowboarding, only before grinding through a challenging interval workout in the pool the following morning. All the while, I’m having an internal struggle to muster up the motivation to get my 2013 race schedule finalized. A quick glance over my Google calendar makes the thought of tackling several Olympic-distance races sprinkled in with a few half-marathons unbearable, and the twinge in my right shoulder serves as a reminder that I have quite the road ahead of me...

Claudia Blackburn

Over the next few months we'll be running a series on the real lives of the Age Group triathlete. We'll chronicle the ups and downs, victories and hardships of training in the everyday athlete.

We begin with Claudia Blackburn, a veteran triathlete starting her 9th year of competition.