Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour 2016

My first Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour was in 2002 the kids were small at the time so we convinced my sister to look after them for the weekend so we could have a romantic weekend away. A 180 km bike ride to Kingston with 2000 other riders, overnight in a dorm room with two singleContinue reading “Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour 2016”

2015 Quebec City Marathon Race Report

The short version: Good event, great destination, not an easy course but I needed a BQ and I got it. The long version: The finish line for the Quebec City Marathon is less than a kilometer from the train station in old Quebec so we decided to leave the car behind and take the train.Continue reading “2015 Quebec City Marathon Race Report”

Challenge Poconos Race Report

The short version: A Great race which I would recommend. Smaller field than the local Ironman branded races but as an athlete I had everything I want and expect from a great event. It was REALLY HOT! The first and last six miles of the bike course are pretty challenging the rest of the bikeContinue reading “Challenge Poconos Race Report”

My 2015 Boston PW

I started this blog when I fell running and broke my elbow in 2012… I live in the great white north and the winter of 2015 has probably been the toughest winter I have ever run through. It got cold in January and it stayed cold. I don’t recall another year where I did multipleContinue reading “My 2015 Boston PW”

2013 ITU World Duathlon Championships Race Report

The Short Version: No medal, but I did place 5th in my age group and I now own Tri shorts with my name on the bum. Running first is hard work, Duathletes everywhere: I salute you! The Long Version: It’s kind of nice to be able to ride your bike from home to the bikeContinue reading “2013 ITU World Duathlon Championships Race Report”

November 21st this is where the “down” part comes in.

The title of this blog, The ups and downs of racing after 50, was not an accident. Placing 3rd at the World 70.3 Championships was definitely an up. This was definitely a down…and down I went! November 21st was a lovely sunny day. No snow, no ice, it was not dark and yet I managedContinue reading “November 21st this is where the “down” part comes in.”