Rachel Eberhard
January, 2013  |  BLOG:

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 m...

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Claudia Blackburn
January, 2013  |  BLOG:

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. Ha...

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Claudia Blackburn
February, 2013  |  BLOG:

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. The Good, the Challenging, the Ugly, and the Sublime The G...

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Lindsey Jerdonek
February, 2013  |  BLOG:

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 journe...

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Ben Lookner
February, 2013  |  BLOG:

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...

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Claudia Blackburn
March, 2013  |  BLOG:

Claudia Blackburn

I can breathe again! Imagine that your ability to swim one length of a 25-yard pool at 80% effort would leave you so hypoxic that you needed at least 15 seconds to catch your breath and to think clearly. Envision starting a recovery run feeling as if you went anaerobic within 20 seconds; your hyperv...

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Lindsey Jerdonek
March, 2013  |  BLOG:

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 ...

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Rachel Eberhard
March, 2013  |  BLOG:

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. MASTERS SWIMMING 101 The term “masters” is pretty intimidating. Master black belt...

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Rachel Eberhard
April, 2013  |  BLOG:

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. MY SPRING CLEANIN...

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Ben Lookner
April, 2013  |  BLOG:

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. I picked up Chris McDougall’s Born to Run while sitting in the back seat of my friend’s car as we drove up to....

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Ben Lookner
May, 2013  |  BLOG:

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? Improvements in Movements Note: I feel obligated to warn you that...

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