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The Moment is NOW by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted September 17, 2014 at 7:54pm

The moment is NOW! Tomorrow. Next week. Next time. When will I ever get there? One day. Sometime. I should do that. In 5 years... That's on my bucket list. I am going to do that someday!...more

Byline to Finish Line: The process of making a fresh start
by Byline to Finish Line
posted August 26, 2014 at 2:46pm

This year, she is part of the back to school rush. That’s something she never saw happening. Nervousness and excitement mix in her eyes as she sips her Saturday morning coffee and talks about starting her degree program at the community co...more

Byline to Finish Line: What have I gotten myself into?
by Byline to Finish Line
posted August 19, 2014 at 5:08pm

There are days when I wonder what the hell am I doing. While this can apply to many aspects of my life, the question most often comes up in training. I have days where I wonder where my cycling legs went. My running can be so slow I feel embarrassed to ...more

Byline to Finish Line Race Report: Summer Sizzler 2014
by Byline to Finish Line
posted August 11, 2014 at 3:38pm

We were lined up by race number, curled around the beach, waiting our turn to  plunge into the Niagara River and begin our adventure at the Summer Sizzler short triathlon. In the course of the pre-race conversation, I learned the woman next to m...more

Byline to Finish Line: Willow Creek Triathlon Race Report
by Byline to Finish Line
posted August 4, 2014 at 4:46pm

Somewhere in the lake was an orange buoy. I noticed it when I first arrived at Quaker Lake, but now it was gone, vanished behind a thick fog which had settled into the valley of the Allegheny Mountains. The lake, which was calm and peaceful in the ea...more

“Isn’t that nice” and other backhanded compliments
by Byline to Finish Line
posted June 21, 2014 at 10:20am

When I started thinking about doing my first triathlon there were a million little ah-ha moments. I suddenly found myself surrounded by people who did triathlons. I found opportunities every where. There’s a saying that universe first gives a w...more

Lauren Fleshman: A Weekend of Epic Proportions Part 1
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted May 7, 2014 at 11:06am

He did it. After winning Wildflower Triathlon three times, breaking his foot, getting a screw put in his foot, beating his head against the wall trying unsuccessfully to rehab it with tons of pain, having the screw removed, and doing more physio than mos...more

Triathlon Is NCAA's Newest Emerging Sport for Women
by Title IX Blog
posted January 18, 2014 at 9:02am

At the annual NCAA convention taking place this week in San Diego, the Division I Legislative Council voted to add triathlon to the NCAA's list of emerging sports for women.  95% of the votes cast were in favor of the proposal.  The Division II ...more

Joanna Zeiger's Kona Chronicles: Part 5
by Fast at Forty
posted October 14, 2013 at 3:19pm

And they're off!Ironman is not a spectator sport. I know I am stating the obvious, but, wow, it just isn't. Like many sports events, it is the palpable excitement of being there that draws people in, even when such an event is better watched on TV. The mo...more

Kona Chronicles: Part 3
by Fast at Forty
posted October 11, 2013 at 7:48pm

Kona is a vortex; or, perhaps, its vacation in general. My awake hours account for about 18 hours of each day in which I have been spending 90 minutes exercising and 2 hours working. I have not seen a TV, read a newspaper, browsed the internet, done house...more

Kona Chronicles: Part 1
by Fast at Forty
posted October 9, 2013 at 9:07pm

I arrived in darkness. I sit here typing, overlooking the vast expanse of Kona sprawled out below, also in darkness. There is a certain sameness about it; the yellow lights, the impossible stillness, the fact that I cannot sleep past 3am every time I come...more

Chrissie Wellington: A Life Without Limits
by Byline to Finish Line
posted August 22, 2013 at 7:06pm

It’s the smile  you remember. Even if you’re not a triathlete or particularly well versed in the ins and outs of the Ironman World Championship, colloquially known as “Kona,” you know there is something special about the smil...more

Triathlon Poised to Be Newest NCAA Emerging Sport
by Title IX Blog
posted May 16, 2013 at 9:51pm

The NCAA website reports that its Committee for Women's Athletics has proposed to add triathlon to the list of Emerging Sports for Women.  The Emerging Sports list promotes the development of new collegiate athletic opportunities for women by allowin...more

A chat with Olympic triathlete and mom-to-be, Sarah Haskins.
by stephaniemp
posted March 4, 2013 at 6:01pm

Women Talk Sports' Stephanie Perleberg connects with professional triathlete, Olympian and mother-to-be Sarah Haskins. Haskins shares with us why she loves the triathlon, which is her best event and how she trains/"exercises" through pregnancy. Find the...more

Equal Pay For Women Athletes: Elite Prize Purses
posted November 12, 2012 at 3:40pm

Are women entitled to the same prize money as men, even if their field size is much much smaller?...more

JILL OF ALL TRADES: How Being a Multi-Sport Athlete Keeps Me Balanced
by SemperSarah
posted October 30, 2012 at 6:21pm

Being active is my lifeblood. Whether I am playing soccer or snowboarding, I welcome every athletic adventure that comes my way. The variety of sports I participate in encourages balance, balance enhances health, and health breeds happiness....more

Kelly Handel Williamson, Resilient Triathlete
by therunningeconomist
posted October 29, 2012 at 8:14am

Introduction Ten years ago I met an up and coming Olympic distance triathlete, Kelly Handel, while we were both living and training in Colorado Springs. Kelly was the USAT Elite Rookie of the Year, Pan American Champion, and ITU World Team member in 2002...more

Kona Underpants Run, Ironman World Championship and Bragging Rights
by Pretty Tough
posted October 12, 2012 at 7:25am

Ever dream of competing in an Ironman? How about the mother of all Ironmen – Kona? If so, join me this week for a behind-the-scenes look at all the prep, training, and craziness that goes into one of the greatest endurance races ever. First a littl...more

Dead last: The power of showing up
by Byline to Finish Line
posted September 26, 2012 at 2:01pm

What if I’m last? It’s a question I’ve heard many women ask, mostly rhetorically, when they decide to enter a race for the first time. Last place is dreaded. Last place is embarrassing. Last place is a sign of failure.   Let me ta...more

Race report: Pain in the Alleganies
by Byline to Finish Line
posted September 25, 2012 at 8:44am

Settle into the pain. That’s what I tried to tell myself on the bike. But I couldn’t settle into much. All I could think about was the pain. I tried to distract myself by singing, starting with all 22 verses of “American Pie” (I th...more

Emma Pooley: Completely Wrong
by Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley
posted September 23, 2012 at 9:50am

The Women's Senior Elite Road Race Championships, Holland Interviewing a competitor directly after an event is a bit like interviewing a drunk person. They can be tired, emotional, even vomiting – I've seen combinations of all three. And as with...more

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