Blood and bare feet

962594_barefoot_running_443_t640During tonight’s run I decided to try my alternate pair of Netwon’s without socks. At first I thought there were no issues, but by a mile into the run I had blisters on both feet, I could barely walk, and  my shoes were starting to look like victims of a massacre. At that point I made the decision to take my shoes off planning I would hobble back to the car. Once I got the shoes off and my feet started to feel better, I decided I would try and run.

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Breaking the Cardinal Rule – Hudson Crossing Triathlon Race Report

Gather ’round kids for a tale of breaking the cardinal rule of racing. But don’t worry, this story has a happy ending.

This weekend was the Hudson Crossing Triathlon out in Schuylerville, NY. It’s a great race with about 400 athletes traversing through the rural countryside of upstate NY. I did this race last year, and I love the venue. I love it so much, that I have taken to heading out this way for some of my recent long rides.

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Heat and Hills

This weekend could be summed up in one word. HOT! Holy cow, by Saturday the weather was into the 90’s!

Saturday was one of my favorite races of the year, the Freihofer’s Run for Women 5k. I did this race as my first 5k ever back in 2010 and I love running it every year as a benchmark of how I have progressed. Just running the race itself if so energizing. It is a women’s only 5k, and this year  there were over 5,000 women registered. Being out running with this crowd: everyone from first-timers to Olympians is one of the best ways to kick off the start of the season.

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