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Jerseyman – May 18

Lead up: The race was two weeks after Bassman, but it was a long sprint/short international distance race (.6mi, 20mi, 4mi), so it wasn’t going to be very taxing on the body. More importantly, it had two things that made it awesome: 1. it was being held in my hometown (nothing ever happens in my hometown). The bike course went past my elementary school and some of the houses of my best friends, and the swim and run happened in a facility that I had camped in when I was a kid. 2. it had a unique race category called “Battle of the Sexes.” For those entered, the women were given a 10 minute head start at the swim, and then the men began to chase them down, and the first 5 individuals across the finish line won cash: $1000 split: $500, $250, $150, $75, $25. So with money on my mind, I drove up with a friend on Friday evening, and slept in my bed at my parent’s house.

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The Week That Was – Ending 05/26 & 06/02

The last two weeks of training weren’t superb. I hit a bit of a wall (mostly mentally, maybe a little bit physically), and as such ended up with some unexpected days off in the middle of my first week back from Jerseyman. That was followed by the week leading up to Quassy, and while not having any kind of drastic taper, the volume was still down, obviously. I’d say that I’m pleased with my result at Quassy – I’m still new to this game, so anytime I end up on the podium, I’m gonna be happy. Those recaps are also being written right now (Bassman, Jerseyman, Quassy — SHEESH), and will go up shortly this week. PROMISE.

05/26/13
S: 3500y, 51′
B: 95mi, 340′
R: 33mi, 280′

06/02/13 (includes Quassy data)
S: 6540y, 102′
B: 69mi, 241′
R: 27mi, 225′

On a completely unrelated note, I share this only because playoff hockey is awesome, and seeing Sid the Kid get thrown around like a rag doll is also awesome. While the Rangers may have been bounced already, this is still a pretty cool hype video (h/t Deadspin)

The Week That Was – Ending 04/28, 05/05, 05/12, 05/19


It’s finally race season, and the video above accurately depicts how fucking stoked I feel about it! With two races under my belt since my last update, I suppose it’s time that I update this thing again. So, what’s the excuse this time? Well, lack of time, I suppose. [insert long paragraph here about all of my time commitments]. Regardless, I need to get back on the weekly grind of doing this. Some of the highlights of the past couple of weeks include:

  • Two races, two podiums
  • Winning a cash prize at one race
  • Getting to race in my Wattie Ink. kit for the first time
  • Throwing down some nasty swim and run PRs
  • Receiving my Blueseventy Helix wetsuit just in time for my first race (see above)
  • Seeing my BFFs in Worcester and seeing HCMR race well at Eastern Sprints
  • Seeing my brother’s last collegiate race in Philly
  • Starting GMAT prep classes (Austin here I come!)
  • having a work assignment be “order a giant ass check”
  • getting told I need to re-test FTP

On to the numbers…

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