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Jamie Bertram
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Race Report Part 1
Better late than never I hope! Here is my race report only 6 months late. OK, so the last you heard I had packed up my bike and was ready to go. Also going on that week was this: I had been having some palpitations so I figured I better make sure I wasn't g...

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Can I Get That to Go?
Monday night I went into Vancouver to meet up with some of my teammates from Team in Training. We chatted about the race and had some sushi. Then it was time to get our bikes ready for the flight. Doesn't this look like a bike to you? So that's it! Now to p...

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How Do You Meaure Success?
I did it! I completed my first race. It was a sprint distance so about half the distance of an Olympic distance (which is what I am signed up for in Hawaii). It consisted of a 700 m swim, 20 km bike, and a 5 km run. How did it go you ask? Here are the offic...

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Surprise!
OK, it's been quiet on the blog front for awhile. I didn't want to post until I was absolutely sure. So, here are a couple pictures to give you a hint as to what I am going to say. What do you think? Pretty fancy suit. Also, I was pretty impressed at how mu...

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Perspective
OK. So it is really starting to look like I am not racing. This sucks. It's true. I have trained for months. Bought a bike. Took swimming lessons. Bought hundreds of dollars worth of swim suits, goggles, running and cycling apparel. Now it seems this is all...

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"It's Just a Cold!"
That's what I've been telling myself for the past two weeks. My doctor did say to come in if my headache got worse but of course I thought it was fine. My Mom and Ward both insisted I get checked out again as I really have no energy right now. Off to the wa...

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Struggles
Well, here I am 6 weeks to race day and still full stop resting. It is a little frustrating to be this sick and just sitting around. I am starting to question whether or not I am going to be able to complete the race. I was not ready when I got sick and I a...

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Rest
A little update on how things are going. As mentioned in my last post I was told to go to the doctor. It turns out I have a cold (ha ha). Nothing that requires medication, but I do need to rest. Since then I have been feeling worse but am hoping that will s...

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Disappointed
After last week's workout load I was looking forward to getting at it this morning. About 45 minutes into my swim my coach basically kicked me out of the pool. I have been coughing and she decided enough was enough. I have been ordered to the doctor and was...

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Week in Review
This week it was back to training as usual. I have changed my workout load leading up to the race so here is what my week looked like: Sunday: rest Monday: early morning swim & afternoon tempo bike ride Tuesday: rest Wednesday: early morning swim & evening ...
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