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runner716

I'm a long time distance runner who has recently joined the world of triathlons. I love the variety of workouts that the sport of triathlon offers and love the new challenges. I use my blog to keep myself motivated and on task and I hope I can offer a little motivation and support to other... Full Bio
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Gateway Cup - Day 4: Benton Park Classic by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I really liked that I got to ride the course yesterday before the first race started.  We decided we'd show up early again today.  The first race was scheduled to start at 1 ... Read on »
Gateway Cup - Day 3: Giro Della Montagna by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Today we headed to The Hill neighborhood for Day 3 of the Gateway Cup.  Today's course was not around a park, but through a super cool Italian neighborhood.  The course was ... Read on »
Gateway Cup - Day 2: Tour des Hills by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Today we headed to Francis Park, a 1.3 mile rectangle that was half inclined and half declined.  There were no "hills", but you could see and feel the incline/declines. ... Read on »
Gateway Cup - Day 1: LaFayette Park by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The Minnesota cycling season officially ended a couple of weeks ago for us roadies.  I wasn't quite ready to call it quits on my season, so I headed to St. Louis for the Gat ... Read on »
A couple more RAGBRAI pics by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Saw this photo on Facebook and couldn't resist reposting it.  For anyone who hasn't been on RAGBRAI or isn't familiar with the sheer volume of riders on it, here's a perfect ... Read on »
RAGBRAI 2011 by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I realize it's been 3 weeks since we returned from RAGBRAI, but better late than never. Here's the report from that week I'm not going to lie. Out of the 11 RAGBRAIs I've ... Read on »
Sweatbrai 2011 by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Yeah, we were there. Seven days, eight nights, 450 miles of sweating our asses off. I'll write more later when I start to come out of my post-RAGBRAI depression. I'm also ... Read on »
Not So Great Weekend by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Last weekend I decided to head to Clear Lake, Iowa to race. Although there was a big local crit in the Twin Cities, I'm desperate for upgrade points and knew I could do wel ... Read on »
My First Century Ride by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon There were no races on Minnesota's cycling calendar this weekend, so I headed out for a long training ride. I'd never done a century ride before. Not that 100 miles is all ... Read on »
Menomonie Amateur Crit by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Saturday I headed to Menomonie, WI to race in the Nature Valley amateur crit. It was a short race, but had no entry fee and still paid out 5 places. I figured it was worth ... Read on »
Nature Valley Crash by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon No blog posts in awhile here... Why? Because it's Nature Valley Grand Prix week! Every cyclist in about a 90 mile radius of the Cities has been out watching the best of t ... Read on »
Split Rock Camping Trip by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon My life isn't all about the bike. Occasionally I will spend time with my non-cycling husband. Last weekend we gathered up our crew of friends and headed north to go campin ... Read on »
MN Memorial Classic - Target Criterium by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Monday was the final day of the MN Memorial Classic. We headed to Brooklyn Park for a criterium. I pulled up just as an ambulance was tending to a crash in the men's 4/5 ... Read on »
MN Memorial Classic - Watertown Circuit Race and Time Trial by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Sunday took us to Watertown, MN for a circuit race followed by a time trial. The Circuit Race - The circuit race was a 7.4 mile loop that we did 3 times. At each lap, ... Read on »
MN Memorial Classic - Lester Prarie Road Race by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The MN Memorial Classic kicked off Saturday with a road race in Lester Prarie. This was my first road race as a Cat 3 and I wasn't sure what to expect. The course was f ... Read on »
Ronde van Bastardia III - Judgement Day by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon If Harold Camping says the world is going to end on May 21, who am I to question to him? Since Saturday was supposed to be my last day on earth, I figured I should spend ... Read on »
OPUS - 5/17/11 by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Our first race as Cat 3's!! Welcome to the hurt locker! Stef and I both upgraded this week and raced in the women's 1-2-3 race with our teammate, Paula. Paula warned us ... Read on »
OPUS - 5/10/11 by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I knew this would happen. The weather in MN skipped right over spring and went straight to summer. This week it was 83 degrees as I was riding out to the OPUS complex. Fo ... Read on »
OPUS 5/3/11 by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The sun finally made another appearance in Minnesota. By 6pm it was about 55 degrees. I felt chaotic today. I was super nervous although I have no idea why. The women's ... Read on »
Marty Road Race Report by runner716 Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I've given up on spring. It's not coming. At this rate, I'm beginning to doubt summer will ever come either. All I really want is to be able to race in something other th ... Read on »