Pasadena “Reverse” Triathlon Race Recap

About two weeks ago, I competed in the Pasadena Triathlon.  It was my first race of the year and got my juices flowing for triathlon season.  The Pasadena Triathlon is actually a “reverse triathlon,” which means you run (5k) first, then bike (15k), ...

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Malibu Spartan Sprint Race Recap

I’m always looking for a new challenge and when I heard about the Spartan Race series, I knew I had to experience it.  So at the crack of dawn, in early December, I headed to Malibu for my first Spartan Race!  I had ...

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Burbank YMCA 5k Turkey Trot

The Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot has become a Marks’ family tradition. Every Thanksgiving, my parents and I roll ourselves out of bed at the crack of dawn and make the 30 minute drive to Burbank to get our sweat on while “normal” ...

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Ironman Silverman 70.3: The Run

(Part 1 – The Preparation) (Part 2 – The Swim) (Part 3 – The Bike) And finally, I was heading out of T2 and onto the run course.  13.1 miles stood between me and the finish and I was ready for it. Before ...

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Ironman Silverman 70.3: The Bike

(Part 1 – The Preparation) (Part 2 – The Swim) According to the official Ironman website, “The IRONMAN 70.3 Silverman bike course is one of uniqueness, beauty, rolling hills and a few memorable climbs.”  Key word: HILLS.  Lots and lots of hills.  The ...

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Ironman Silverman 70.3: The Swim

The road to Ironman Silverman 70.3 required muscle and willpower.  It was physically demanding and mentally taxing.  I devoted 2-6 hours a day to training— open water swims in the Pacific ocean, 3 hour solo bike rides (often in 100 degree heat), and ...

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Ironman Silverman 70.3: The Preparation

Before I get into recapping my experience at Ironman Silverman 70.3, allow me tell you a little bit about my history with triathlon.  I come from a running background and have done quite a few half marathons.  Unfortunately, I’ve dealt with bad IT ...

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Malibu Triathlon Race Recap

Timing is everything in life.  I signed up for the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in early March before I decided to attempt a half ironman.  Malibu is an insanely popular race that usually sells out within hours.  It draws an wide array of participants, ...

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Newport Beach Triathlon Recap

My second triathlon was the Newport Beach Triathlon, exactly four weeks after my first. The “tri” season was wrapping up and I needed one more under my belt. The race was a sprint and included a .5 mi swim, 15 mi ride, and ...

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TriRock San Diego Triathlon Recap

I completed my first ever triathlon in San Diego last September! I had been training for 16 weeks with Team Challenge, which is a group similar to Team in Training. Team Challenge supports the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and in exchange ...

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