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Blue Lake Sprint Triathlon Report

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching | June 12, 2011 |

I had my first official event…and it was AWESOME! I had such a great time and, great time! The weather was perfect, slightly overcast and warm, water was warm, and Mother Superior (my mom) came as my support crew and cheerleader. The Swim – 0:21:18 – 0.5 miles Mom asked me after the end of…

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Pool Toys, Tempo Running, and Big Bricks

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching | May 28, 2011 |

It has been a great training week, with progress made in the pool and on the road! Swim Coaching This week Christine and I met with Mark Kendall of SpeedSHOT Racing for some individualized assessment and coaching. I was actually kind of nervous about this because Mark was going to be videotaping our swimming to…

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So Much to Talk About, Can’t Wait!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching | May 19, 2011 |

I realize I’ve posted a lot already this week, but I had such a great training day yesterday that I can’t wait to blog about it. The weather has taken a turn for the fantastic, finally, and Christine and I took full advantage of it. Lacamas Lake 8 mile run Normally I wouldn’t blog about…

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Road ID

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching | May 18, 2011 |

One thing I forgot to mention in my post about the Mock Tri…Road ID. I ordered a road ID through FinishSafe nearly two months ago and had not yet received them. I really didn’t want to go ID-less during my triathlon, even though I’d entered emergency contact information with my registration with the Mock Tri.…

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Triathlon Virgin No More!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching | May 15, 2011 |

I did it!!! May 14, 2011, I completed my first triathlon!!! The Portland Triathlon Club‘s Mock-Tri at Vancouver Lake in Vancouver, Washington. The PTC puts this on every year to kick off the triathlon season and to give newbies like me a chance to put their training to the test, as well as their gear…

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Ride Around Clark County 2011

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching | May 7, 2011 |

Had a tremendous ride today! Christine and I did the metric century (100 kilometer/66 mile) Ride Around Clark County (RACC). It’s an annual ride sponsored by the Vancouver Bicycle Club (VBC) and they offer 18, 36, 65, and 100 mile options. We chose the 65 because it only had a 3,000 foot elevation gain, unlike…

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Just Effin’ Work Out!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching | May 1, 2011 |

Yikes, I missed a blog week! A lot to talk about today…I think I’ll go in reverse chronological order! Beginner’s/Novice’s Tri Clinic I attended a fantastic tri clinic put on by Athlete’s Lounge, sponsored by Ameritrade. It was hands-down, the best triathlon training I have had! The first evening was held at Athlete’s Lounge where…

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Rides and Races

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching | April 19, 2011 |

Somehow I missed a weekly posting…time is flying by! So what’s been going on? Champoeg-Salem Loop Ride The weekend before last I went on a wonderful 56 mile ride with Christine and two of her friends, Dan and Heather through Oregon farmland between Champoeg and Salem. The weather was great, no rain, a little bit…

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Hot yoga, wet suits, and snow?

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching | April 8, 2011 |

I love yoga and I’ve heard a bunch of buzz about Hot Yoga for the past year but had never tried it. I’m always on the lookout for new workout options so when my daily email from Groupon featured Hot Bikram Yoga in my neighborhood I jumped on it. Tri partner, Christine, and I headed…

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I have a shoe problem…

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching | March 27, 2011 |

My new Vibram Fivefinger shoes! I have been told that the first step is to admit you have a problem…I have a shoe addiction! However, I will clarify that my two most recent shoe purchases were necessary rather than frivolous. I’ve been thinking about the swim portion of my triathlon, actually the entry and exit…

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