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Angela Bancroft Patient Expert

California
I am a Wife, a Mother of three young boys, and an athlete. I am devoted to my family and devoted to their health. While we live a very busy lifestyle, I am determined to instill great eating and excercise habits in my kids. I don't allow time to be an excuse to eat poorly or to not be physically... Full Bio
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The Final miles- Kona part 4- Time to find that Finish Line! by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon It's been over two weeks since I crossed the finish line in Kona.  It seems like a long long time ago.  And yet, it's all still quite raw and close in my heart.  You can't ... Read on »
Kona- Part 3- When the game changed... by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Ironman is unpredictable. Ironman is long. Ironman is never straightforward.   I always advise the athletes I coach to make "time" goals with caution.  Triathlon is not l ... Read on »
Kona-- Part 2- The Swim! by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon a local market --  We enjoyed several yummy Lava Java breakfasts of course!!   mark and the boys snorkeling-- the pic ... Read on »
Kona! 2014 Ironman World Championships by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon My cherished Medal- albeit crooked here :)  Look at this place!!!  My 3 Ironboys!!!  Flying the TriMoxie "flag" waiting for M ... Read on »
Eagleman 70.3-- My day to Fight back by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I had some great blog posts written in my head before I left for the race last week. Training has been going really well in the big picture,  but not without some ... Read on »
Just call me Bat Girl! by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon . Several mornings each week, I set my alarm for 4:02 so I can haul myself out of bed and drive a few towns over to swim. I turn my brain off and just ... Read on »
Day 3- Madiera Canyon Climb or where I remembered how to be tough by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Once again, my day started here. Perfect. I actually loved my early mornings that week. It was very easy for me to get up to my 5 a.m. alarm since 1) I'm used to an even ... Read on »
Mt.Lemmon by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon If you go to Tucson, Arizona to train for triathlon, chances are a ride up Mt.Lemmon is on the agenda. I attended a training camp back in 2010 with Coach Jen Harriso ... Read on »
Camp!!! by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Last fall, my friend  Bob invited me to join his group in Tucson, Arizona for their annual training camp.He's a coach with E3Training Systems. I'm not an E3 Athlete, but the ... Read on »
Goal-> Make THIS year the year to remember by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I'm a few months into my 9th year in Triathlon. The race calendar is starting to fill, the family calendar is Full, and my Training Calendar is now back to the way it should ... Read on »
My head is swirling with so ma ... by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon My head is swirling with so many different topics to talk about these days that I seem unable to write at all. I have started and even posted a few blogs, only to take them ... Read on »
Out of my Comfort Zone! by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Meanwhile, I grew up in water.  I was on swim teams all my life and while I did ski some, it was gently and with the understanding that I wouldn't show up to practice Monday ... Read on »
Should I just shower? by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon This has been a lost week. I had great plans for myself. I wrote a great training schedule with several key rides, a nice long run ( AND It's even warm today -- at least in ... Read on »
Back to where it all started. by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I just turned 44 a week ago today. My Birthday is just 7 days after New Year's and 7 days before my husband's  Birthday. ( Happy Birthday Mark! ) While I enjoy havi ... Read on »
Part 4 of my Ironman Cozumel Experience-- The Final Chapter by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The goals I set for myself when I race aren't necessarily private and personal, but I also don't talk about them a lot. If someone nails me down and I feel it's appropriate ... Read on »
Ironman Cozumel Part 3 - It's all about the Run by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The 3 boys who had been up since 4:20 a.m....standing around, waiting, driving in crowds for hours... they all stood watching for me while I was nowhere in sight ... Read on »
Ironman Cozumel 2013 - Part 2- The Ride: Holding my head High by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The long 112 mile ride of an Ironman race holds so many possibilities. It's the hardest part of the race for me because I have 'anxiety' about getting a flat or having some ... Read on »
Ironman Cozumel 2013 by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon MEXICO MADNESS  My 6th Ironman race is now done.  Thank Goodness!!!!  I love this sport but woah, the weight off my shoulders right now is huge. Each one has left me with ... Read on »
Happily resting ...... by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I was feeling calm, cool, collected and focused until yesterday when I clicked on the www.ironmancozumel.com link and without my permission it flashed in Giant numbers 1 ... Read on »
230 by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon "Are we there yet?" "How much longer?" A few little sentences you have likely heard if you've driven in a car for more than 60 min with children. I feel a bit like a chi ... Read on »