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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 ... bye!

2013 was a pretty good year.


Had a good time at Around the Bay 30km.  Set a best time for myself, and held a solid pace.  Beat my personal best marathon time at the Toronto Marathon.  3:39:24... I had loftier goals, but it was better than I'd ever run 42.2km before.


DNF'd at Paris to Ancaster due to a mechanical.  It was pretty spectacular - ended up having to replace my chain, rear derailleur (and hanger)... go big or go home!

Bought a new mountain bike, then did a 30km MTB race in the spring, and an 8 hour solo race in the fall.  It's been just a joy to ride, I fell in love with the sport all over again.  Also had the chance to bike in Canmore, Alberta, in the Rockie Mountains... that was cool.

On the road, I did the 130km Tour de Waterloo and the 160km Ride 4 United Way.  Both were a lot of fun!

Adventure Racing

We won the team category of the Logs, Rocks and Steel Adventure Race.  Highlight of the year!  I've never really legitimately won something like that - we put together the best paddle of the day along with some steady solid biking and running, just all came together.


We did two races - the Canoe the Nonquon and the Muskoka Adventure.  Both were a lot of fun, even though we got our butts handed to us (and then some!). 

Looking Ahead

Ironman in 2014.  Back to triathlons, and the raison d'etre for this blog.  5 years since I did it the first time, hard to believe it's been that long.  Can't wait.

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