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Countdown to Susz with Lizzy pt. 5: And then there was Susz

After months of training, and much build-up of anxiety, Susz finally arrived.  To be expected, we had some last minute crises – “technical difficulties” with the van we rented for the bikes, “courtesy-challenged” hotel staff where we stayed, road detours … Continue reading

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Countdown to Susz with Lizzy pt. 4: Susz is almost here!

Late night, exhausted after a long weekend of running, cycling, and open-water swim training, and I find myself reading articles and blogs of tips for first time triathletes. The Susz triathlon is only a few days away. More than a … Continue reading

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Countdown to Susz with Lizzy pt. 3: Time to jump in the pool

Some time after I joined WITC, it occured to me that this was actually a triathlon club.  Under the circumstances, it only seemed appropriate that I give one of these other sports a try.  In the bleak, cold, dark winter, … Continue reading

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Countdown to Susz with Lizzy pt. 2: A girl walks into a bar

In my last post, I explained how I became interested in running, but the idea of a triathlon had never crossed my mind before I started running with WITC.   How did I first come across the club?  I imagine a lot … Continue reading

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Countdown to Susz with Lizzy pt. 1: I didn’t always love to run….

Hi all, my name is Lizzy, and I wanted to share some insights into my triathlon training as we count down to Susz in July.  To begin, I thought I’d share how I first really became interested in running….. It was only a little over a … Continue reading

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