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Marie Hughes
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Enjoying the start-up life and triathlon training
Enjoying the start-up life and triathlon training

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The End is here
This year I was on the podium for both Sprint Tris I entered, raised almost $5500 for Team Challenge, completed my first Half-Ironman in five years (first since the big accident), won Top Volunteer and Comeback of the Year from my triathlon club, SVTC. Part...

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Half Moon Bay "Super" Sprint: My first podium!
Last weekend, I did my first triathlon of the season, the Half Moon Bay Super Sprint. I'm not exactly sure why it was called a Super Sprint since it was basically as long as a regular Sprint. Well, the swim was only .33 miles but it was .35 up to the transi...

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I'm famous! (Sort of) Plus some talk about 3D printing to aid weight loss
I've finally been in a podcast! You can listen to it here: https://3dlila.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/episode-12-meet-another-lila-shes-an-iron-man-triathlete/ So what is this "3DLILA" thing? LILA stands for "Late in Life Athlete". My friend who does the 3DLIL...

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All about the ITU World Championships
Since I was gone at ITU Worlds for a week, this is going to be long. Here are some links to jump to the parts you are most interested in: Pre-race Logistics The Race Opening Ceremonies Not Enough Volunteers The Elites Closing Thoughts Pre-race Logistics I a...

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On becoming a morning person
For most of my life, I have been a dyed-in-the-wool night owl, going to bed around midnight most days, if not later, and getting up no earlier than 8:30 am. Then on the weekends, I'd sleep in even longer. I'd like to say triathlon changed all that, but it w...

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You had ONE job. Just one
Yesterday marked the beginning of the two week period prior to racing in the ITU World Age Grouper Aquathlon Championships. It has been shown that it generally takes ten to fourteen days for fitness gains to be incorporated into your body.  What this means ...

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August: The month of racing
When I first planned out my season, I didn't really plan to race so much in August. But two races moved their dates, one after I had already signed up, and the Splash 'n Dash came back this year and the next thing you know, I was signed up to race four time...

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The Race to the Race: My CST Report
The Race to the Race. A friend of mine has a blog with that title and, right now, it kind of sums up where I am in life as well as my race experience this weekend. The California Sprint Triathlon was this weekend and I had big plans for it when I first sign...

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What to do when your goals don't work out?
At the beginning of the season, I had several goals. The first one was to podium at at triathlon this year. Now, having goals that depend on how others finish is risky but I had come in fourth in both my tris last year and I was sure with a few minor tweaks...
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