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Carolina John

California
I run to keep from smoking. I put down the cigs in 2007 and replaced my addiction with triathlon.
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Lake Logan Half Iron 2014 by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Man, what can I tell you about racing Lake Logan that I haven't already said before. If you live in NC, SC, or Georgia and like to race triathlons you need to race Lake Log ... Read on »
Wednesday Picture Update by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon We start in the garden! Some of the muscadines are finally starting to ripen! These are turning purple.  This is a  sight I have waited 3 years for. Pati ... Read on »
Hello again Recovery Week! by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Last week was actually the biggest volume week of the year. Build 2, Week 3 did not disappoint! I knew this was going to be my highest volume week, planned the workouts bas ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon This giant elk came into the front yard  Some of the wildlife we saw from the house during our trip to the mountains this past weekend! We went to Magg ... Read on »
July really happened by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon And here are some of the totals and highlights Swim: 26,450 m, 9 swims, 1 race Bike: 610 miles, 15 rides Run: 165 miles, 14 runs Minimum run distance: 10 miles ... Read on »
Doing the Deuce! by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon This past Sunday morning was the 3rd time I raced the Big Deuce , a two mile open water swim race in local Jordan Lake. It was an interesting swim race, and I did pretty go ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday Catchup by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Birthday cake at my Parent's house Evil Genius lost her other front tooth! I got one pair of really small shoe ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Life sized Jenga! The guy with the mustache made that set out of 2 x 4's. Accidentally let a zucchini get bigger than my head! ... Read on »
Oh recovery week, I've missed you so by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Last week was pretty glorious. After such a big week before that, it was nice to recover and get in some easier workouts.  I did yoga every morning (finally), and got plent ... Read on »
One Firecracker of a ride! by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon So I was chatting with a local friend about some activities over July 4th weekend when she mentioned doing the Firecracker 100k bike ride. It seemed worth a google search, ... Read on »
Gardening Wednesday by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Well we got about a foot of rain Tuesday night, so the garden is "well watered" now. And we've got lots of stuff starting to ripen! Check this out ... Read on »
First big week done! by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Guess what happens when the training plan calls for a big week? Swim, bike, and run and lots of it. Guess what else happens?  Absolutely nothing. I worked, played with the ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday: Firsts by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Kelley's first time frying green tomatoes First time picking RED tomatoes from the garden, also picked the first jalepenos of the year ... Read on »
Shenanigans! by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Well last weekend was kind of nuts. Certainly sleep deprived. I may still be recovering. Friday night we had a server migration at work that started at 11 pm and arou ... Read on »
Wordless Thursday by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Because I missed wordless Wednesday! selfie in the office The garden is busting open! Quite flush righ ... Read on »
June is gone, July is here by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Well mostly I am glad things finally calmed down a bit in June. I'm still getting frustrated with my legs on long bike rides, but it's getting better. Swim: 31,250 - 1 ... Read on »
Another Birthday! by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon This week my sweet Ella turned 9 years old. This scares the shit out of me, because I know 10 is going to start that tween attitude. And right now she's just 'honey drippin ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Green beans from the garden! Ah, the harvest is plentiful so far this year. Lots and lots of beans. Last week ... Read on »
Cancer Sucks by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon As much as I love breasts, I'm getting sick of breast cancer. It's really running rampant right now. I know they have something like an 85% 5 year survival rate now so it's ... Read on »
Bring on the Build! by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon There are 11 weeks left before Rev3 Cedar Point 140.6.  I've got 4 weeks in Build 1, 4 weeks in Build 2, a 2 week taper, and race week. That means that the build phase star ... Read on »