Category Archives: Sports

Whidbey Island Half-Marathon

I’ve been curious what I could accomplish as a runner, when not having to devote training time to swimming and biking. I carried over a pretty good running base from the 2009 triathlon season, so I thought I might do … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between a triathlete and a caveman?

None, except that there was no race photographer to capture the caveman’s antics. I encountered #162 Steve Prokopiw very briefly at the Grand Columbian triathlon. 30 seconds was all it took for me to observe him committing enough rule violations … Continue reading

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Grand Columbian 2009

The Grand Columbian triathlon is one of the last races in the season, the weather in Eastern Washington generally being more pleasant at this time of year than it is west of the Cascades (though this has been an anomalous … Continue reading

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Racing a Tandem

My co-worker Todd is a bike freak and formerly serious racer. Of course he has a sizable bike collection, including a nice Trek T2000 tandem. Wendy and I recently borrowed it and had a lot of fun riding it – … Continue reading

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4 for 4

Beaver Lake 2009 and I’m on a roll. After placing 1st in my age group on my previous 3 races (Beat the Bridge, Seafair Sprint Triathlon, Federal Escape Olympic Triathlon), not only did I again win my age group, but … Continue reading

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