Ready for Your Big Race? Tips to FBG-ify Your Experience

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There are races, and then there are races. You know what I mean. Some of them, you show up that morning to register, pin on your bib as you sidle over to the starting line and do your thing. No sweat, no big deal. It's not stressful, but it's also not necessarily all that memorable. Others, you …
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Seventy Point (Freaking) Three: IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta Race Recap

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Math isn't necessarily my strong suit, but over the last few weeks, a few numbers have been driven solidly into my brain --- 1.2, 56 and 13.1 --- all of which add up to the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta distance of 70.3 miles. The race, which was my first half Ironman distance triathlon, took …
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Ironman Augusta 70.3 Update: Two More Months!

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You want numbers? Oh, I've got numbers. Swim: 1.2 miles Bike: 56 miles Run 13.1 miles Weeks until race day: 8 Butterflies in my stomach: 900 million and climbing I've been training for the intermedix Ironman Augusta 70.3 more or less since early spring, but due to a bunch of …
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Jolyn’s Success Story: I Am an Athlete

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Here in Kansas City there's this fabulous nonprofit organization for women called WIN for KC. The whole mission of the group is to empower women through active events and community. (Yeah, you know we dig that.) And one of its biggest events is the WIN for KC Tri, which is a women's-only triathlon …
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Setting My Sights Halfway: The intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta

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Three years ago, I had the chance to ask Bob Harper for his advice on how I'd know if I was ready to commit to a half-Ironman distance triathlon. He said, if I was thinking about it, I'm ready. It took a while for me to agree, but let's go ahead and make it official. I'm ready. I'm registered. …
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An Ironman Wedding and Fashion-Forward Tri Gear: Melissa Moo Harkins of MooMotion

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Yesterday, I shared my thoughts on a cool new line of triathlon apparel for women: MooMotion. Now, as neat as the line is (and it's definitely worth checking out), I have to say I was just as taken with its creator, Melissa Moo Harkins. Heck, just a few lines into her bio, you learn that she …
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