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I Am the Luckiest

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I pray that wherever you are that you are able to spend some quality time with friends or family. This year, I have a lot to be thankful for (too much to tell you in this blog). A few things I am thankful for include: -Supportive family and friends- Both in Colorado and on the other side of the country... you guys mean the world to me! -Being injury free (besides a few minor incidents) this past year. -2000 Olympics- The first year that triathlon was contested as an Olympic sport. Yea!
-Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked Ice Cream- For helping me graduate college this past Spring! And most importantly, you, the readers of my blog! Best wishes to you and yours this holiday season!
Gobble gobble,
Amanda

San Francisco ITU Race

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The race this past weekend signaled the end of the season for most and the last time I will race for almost half a year. It's hard for me to explain to you how weird it will be for me to spend that much time away from racing after constantly switching from cross country to track and back again for the past 4 years. It’s only been 3 days since the race in California and I am already getting antsy to compete again!
The race did not go as planned and definitely was not the way I wanted to end my season.In a year where I’ve seen so much progression in my training, I was never able to put all 3 disciplines together to have an amazing race. I guess Rome wasn’t built in a day…
I pretty much dug my own grave in this race early on after a disastrous 1st transition. As I approached my bike and proceeded to rip my wetsuit off my body (the water was 56 degrees), the suit got caught on my timing chip and I struggled to get it off.When I eventually did, I had lost almost a minute to my competitor…

Chain-ges

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Seminole XC ladies, back to back ACC Champs! Go Noles!

I can’t believe that this is the penultimate week of my triathlon season! Where does the time go?! After next Saturday’s race at Treasure Island (San Francisco), triathlon season 2008 will be completely finished.

Last year, the race was turned into a duathlon after an oil ship had trouble navigating in the fog and crashed into the San FranciscoBayBridge, pouring over 50,000 gallons of oil into the same water the triathletes were supposed to swim in the following day.However, I did not participate in this race last year as I was still back at college running cross country…

Since this is the end of the year, I have been concentrating on getting the little things right for my last race and the races to come next year. A big part of triathlon is technique, especially in the swimming and running portions of the race.Quite honestly, technique is something that I’ve always struggled with…but this year I want to make the effort get it right.…