A Travellerspoint blog

January 2013

January in Colorado Springs

T-shirts, a dusty bike trainer, trail races and sunshine.

semi-overcast 60 °F

Pikes Peak Winter Race Series

Cheyenne State Park 7 mile: 8th place
El Pomar 8 mile: 12th place

Lessons Learned:

First off. Ladies here can RUN! If there is one thing I have learned in Colorado it is that all races start fast. After a little while, you think that initial rush will slow down, maybe at least just a little bit. But then it doesn't. The pace is just fast, consistently fast. So fast. Colorado houses a lot of beasts.

Secondly. I need to remember that many of the gals at these races, are runners. They don't have a swim workout to complete later in the day. They did not spend hours on the bike the day before. They can focus on the RUN. They also show up to these races, tapered and with pacers. Sigh. What do fresh legs even feel like?

Just for Fun

The first three words that you see, will be things that are sure to come your way this year.
What do you see?!?!
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Mine: Honesty, Win, Freedom

Boulder, CO

Spent the morning riding and having a delicious lunch with Kyle.
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Then got to catch up with my lovely lady Buttons.
Thankful for Good friends. Bikes. Beet Burgers. & Bhakti Chai.

bPositive

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Part of my sponsorship with bPositive this year is an individual promo code. Purchases YOU make with this code will receive a 10% discount. In addition, a portion of ALL purchases will come back to help sponsor race entry fees this year.

So, please.....get something nice for yourself ; )
CLICK HERE TO SHOP
Enter Promo Code @ Checkout: inspiredtri

Post Workout Smoothie:
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1 banana
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
1.5 cups almond milk
Ice cubes
Complete a butt kicking, mentally challenging, body breaking workout. Then combine ingredients in blender for 30-45seconds. Pour in tall glass. Sit on soft, smushy couch and enjoy.

Did you know?
If the average person knew that it takes 1 mile of running to burn just 100 calories....
1 scoop of icecream = 2 miles
Cheeseburger = 7-8 miles
Piece of pepperoni pizza = 3 miles

We all deserve our treats, splurges and cheats. Hell, I owe 4 miles just for a few late night white chocolate truffles last night. Being AWARE keeps us healthy, smart and focused.

Quotes of the moment:
“Running is a mental sport, more than anything else. You're only as good as your training, and your training is only as good as your thinking.”
― Lauren Oliver

Countdown to Clermont:
1 month; 12 days

Here's to peace, consistency and sun dried tomato chicken penne
Aubrey

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Beginnings

Goals, random stuff, training updates, sponsors and some old school flashbacks to kick off the new year!

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2013 is upon us....yikes!
How does time go this so fast?

Only a few days in, and already things are lining up in an exciting way for the season. Training is amping up...getting strong, staying focused. And the support is incredible...

Sponsors

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First and foremost, I gotta give some love to Litefighter Systems for supporting and believing in my dreams this year.
Litefighter Girl here we gooooooo!

Let's not forget that proper recovery is key to racing success
Trifecta Wines
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Amongst many things, I couldn't get to Worlds in London this year with out WEU & WWS Truly the best in outdoor adventure and education.
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If we're gonna work hard, let's look good while we do it!
b Positive Project
Stay tuned for some sweet dolla dolla saving promo codes soon!
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Heck yeah, being able to listen to music IN THE POOL!!! X-1 Audio Seriously, have you ever listened to Gangnam Style while swimming a set!?
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Other Stuff...

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Forget New Years Resolutions.
Let's talk PLANS! Let's talk DREAMS! Let's talk GOALS!

My Dad always said that when you have a goal, once you speak it out loud you had better go after it.
Once it is out there on the table, it can be YOURS if you work hard enough.

So here it is. Out there. On the Table. Out loud.
For The Pro Card Dream:
Swim - 22:10 / 1:22 Pace
Bike - 1:06:18 / 22.4mph
Run - 40:09 Minutes / 6:28pace
SUB 2:09 for an Olympic Course

Just for Me:
Sub 1:30 in a half marathon
Complete my first 26.2
Florida Training Week
6 x Incline Repeats
First overall...out of men and women in a triathlon.

Winter Race Point Series

The Winter Blues Won't Get Me!

  1. 1 January 12 – 7 miles
  2. 2 January 26 – 8 miles
  3. 3 February 9 – 10 miles
  4. 4 February 23– 12.4miles

Blast From The Past

Such a cutie pie...the puppy of course!
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Quote of the Day:
You reduce stress when you identify, prioritize, act, and complete tasks that move you closer to happiness.
You also improve your well-being and better understand yourself when you take positive, concrete steps toward achievement.

Countdown:
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Clermont Elite Development Race: 2 months, 2 days!!

Here's to peace, learning to cook and pushing the limits,
Aubrey

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