Mini-Musselman 2018 Triathlon Complete!

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Over the weekend a collection of brave souls from Buffalo headed over to Seneca Lake to compete in the Mini-mussel triathlon! Ellie, Miranda and Hannah formed up the Buffalo Gal’s relay team, while myself, Brindy and Alex competed in the full sprint triathlon. It was an awesome weekend full of friends, racing, wineries and competitive […]

Synchronized Swimming Looks Impossible

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Last night Ellie and I were at the pool getting some laps in and working on my abysmal somersault. Like literally it took me over thirty minutes to be able to do one. While we were swimming there was a full team of synchronized swimmers working on learning an underwater maneuver. We couldn’t help but […]

Balancing Triathlon Training

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Swim, Bike, Run. Three back to back workouts set up in that particular order to limit potential injuries due to fatigue. Or at least that is what I figure the reason to be. Getting ready for this type of event is an interesting way to get in shape because really, you actually do have to […]

Photo Based Old Forge Triathlon Recap

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Rather than writing a detailed post, I thought I’d share our experiences via the photos taken by our amazing support team. Thanks Brooks, Adrienne, Ellie, Momma Bard, Momma Ohlson,Papa Ohlson and Tutu for heading up to Old Forge to watch us compete!

Old Forge Triathlon Results!

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On Sunday, five of us competed in the ATC Endurance Old Forge Triathlon. It was a 1000 meter swim, 22 mile bike, and 4 mile run event. It was an absolute blast, and I think all of us are already planning on ways to improve for the next Tri that we are going to do. […]

A Weekend In Three Photos

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Nothing Like Local Business: Campus WheelWorks

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Yesterday evening I scrambled over to my local bike shop, Campus WheelWorks, for a quick tune up on my new road bike. With the triathlon coming just a few days from now, I wanted to make sure everything checked out and make some minor adjustments before the big day. So far my bike has preformed […]

Learning Valuable Lessons the Hard Way

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I had my sights set on a long bike ride for this past weekend, several days in advance. I originally had intended on a twenty-five- to thirty-mile ride out to my in-laws’ house, but after much debate, I opted to stay on roads with which I was semi-familiar. On Sunday around 3:00 p.m., I set […]

Bard Family Triathlon Practice

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Saturday was the predetermined date of a practice triathlon for Dave, Mike, Suz, Dad, and I. We wanted a chance to practice all three legs of the race together, and Nickerson provided a great place to do so. After nearly four days of debate, we settled on our route, picked an approximate start time, and set out to do it.

Our route was another source of debate. Earlier in the week, some of us had wanted to do the full distance, but I think it is safe to say that, by the end of the week, we were all a little bit tired from all our other activities. We chose to do a tad over a half-mile swim, an 18.5-mile bike ride, and a 5k run. All three phases were just a tiny bit shorter than what we will be doing for the actual triathlon, but not by much.

The morning of was a little rough. I hadn’t really put together my stuff ahead of time, which led to two turnarounds in the car to fetch my goggles and swim cap, and then for my actual running shoes. Valuable lesson learned: pack all of my stuff the night before and make a list of what I’ll need to run through. Finally we made it to the “start line” a little later than we had hoped, but the rain held off for us, so it was okay.


Back into the Swing of Things: A.K.A. Wading through a Gajillion E-mails

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There’s nothing quite like coming home and heading straight to work after a long vacation. Today started at 5:15 a.m. in Boston, we landed back in Buffalo by nine, and got to work by ten.  I figured that when I got to work, I would have had quite a few things to look at and […]