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TRACK ATTAQUE – 24 HOUR EVENT

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TRACK ATTAQUE – 24 HOUR EVENT

By De Soto Athlete Debbie Vanner “What!” I said to the instructor. “Up there?”  I pointed up at the 45% percent banking on the track. It was terrifying. I had never been to a Velodrome and never cycled on a bike without any brakes! The singular gear was fixed to the back wheel, meaning that I couldn’t freewheel once on the bike, something that is quite natural to a conventional road cyclist…. This was going to be a challenge! But a few weeks later we pulled together a (novice) team and entered a 24 Hour Race! Some might say MADNESS...

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Making The Best Out Of An Injury While Giving Back To The Sport

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Making The Best Out Of An Injury While Giving Back To The Sport

By De Soto Athlete John Senger After completing the Dopey Challenge at Disney in early January, I was looking forward to participating in the Dubai 70.3 in February as part of a relay team. I kind of wanted to do the whole thing as an individual, but my coach didn't think that was such a great idea. Instead, I joined a team from TiDubai as their cyclist. Unfortunately, about 2-3 weeks before the event, I strained my calf (which contributed to a sore lower back) and decided to withdraw instead of risk a more serious injury. I was petty disappointed...

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Those Who Train Together Stay Together

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Those Who Train Together Stay Together

By David Panjada "Erma Bombeck once famously said: "One never realizes how different a husband and wife can be until they begin to pack for a triathlon".  Actually, she said "pack for a trip", but the statement is true for both. In 2012, I started my triathlon career.  After suffering some injuries that took team sports from me, I was looking for something different to do to help me stay in shape.  With the strong support of my wife, I jumped into the sport and got hooked on triathlon.  We traveled a bit to different events where she faithfully watched...

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Fiddy by John Fielding

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Fiddy by John Fielding

The best adventures seem to have happened when, in hindsight, you can look back and say, “That was a dumb idea.”  And that’s exactly what running a 50k on basically no specific training was… a very dumb but very fun adventure!  How does someone even get to this point?  A strange combination of events for sure… While Ironman Florida did still occur this year, the impact of hurricane Michael meant that I was unable to go.  I had put quite a bit of thought and planning into doing Ironman FL and was pretty disappointed to not tow the starting line. ...

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Atlantic City 70.3 - A First Of Sorts

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Atlantic City 70.3 - A First Of Sorts

By Scott Gill Atlantic City 70.3, my second HIM race in two weeks.  My plan was to carryover my fitness from Lake Placid 70.3 into this race for a big PR.  But, as it turns out, I brought something else back with me from the Adirondacks, Peroneal Tendinitis.  The weather conditions in Atlantic City not only transformed this very flat course into an epic race adventure, but also provided the perfect environment for a very speedy run leg.  This was extremely frustrating for me since I knew my running ability would be severely limited. The swim was washing machine…  But...

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