Southside Sprint Crit Race

After numerous crit races with the same mediocre results, I decided to do something different in this one. Instead of registering in the general Cat 4/5 races, I decided to race against the Cat 4/5 40+. I have always considered that 40+ category to be sandbagging. Wow, was I wrong. This felt exactly like the […]

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Afton 25k Trail Run

This wasn’t my first trail run but it was my first real trail race. It is also a race that I never would have considered signing up for. However, one day a coworker came to my desk and threw out the idea of me doing this race with him and another coworker’s husband. In addition […]

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Joy Memorial Criterium

I came so close to just skipping this race due to the weather forecast predicting ‘heavy rain’ for the day of the race, Memorial Day. It came down to the point where I would not have enough time to drive to the start if I didn’t go at that moment. I pulled into the race […]

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Never say never

In the spring of 2018, I came to the conclusion that marathons were occupying too much of my time and taking the fun out of running so I declared that, after 8 marathons, I would never run one again and stick to running only for fun. As a result, I only ran twice each week […]

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2019 Cleary Lake Fat Bike Race

After all of the problems that I had in the last race, I did not think I would ever register for another fat bike race. After that race, I talked with the gentleman who won it and he offered me some really helpful advice. Primarily, when racing in snow, deflate your tires. In the last […]

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My First Race On Zwift

It took me two years to build up the courage to enter a race in Zwift but I finally did it. Here is a report of how it went and a few things that I learned the hard way. Before The Race 1) Determine your FTP in w/kgFTP is an acronym for Functional Threshold Power. […]

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The 2018 MS 150

The MS 150 is an annual fund-raising bike ride from Duluth to the Twin Cities. It is a two day ride that covers 75 miles each day. Day 1 begins in Proctor, Minnesota just outside of Duluth. The start is very early so most riders arrive the evening before and camp in a schoolyard although […]

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