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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Trial Triathlete

I got caught up with the triathlon bug about 9 months ago when I took a beginner cycling class with Laura Cozik, CEO and founder of Team Lipstick, NYC's largest and mot successful all-female triathlon team.

Laura is currently the Athletic Director of CNN's Fit National Triathlon Challenge.  Yesterday they were on CNN and were filed on a ride with Lance Armstrong.

Now, 9 months later, I'm training almost daily, one rest day a week, and gearing up for my first triathlon ever, the DC Tri.  I'm training for the sprint length, the shortest triathlon, and mentally prepping myself for an open water swim in the Potomac River.  Articles like Race Rehearsal Tips for the Triathlon Swim Leg have become part of my daily reads that keep my brain engaged while I physically put myself through the ringer.  Things like What's Your Workout?  Kim Nelson inspire me to keep going despite the drastic change in lifestyle.  When your body wakes up on its own at 5am, you know you're there.

Who's jumping into the Hudson with me for the NYC Tri?

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