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Anyone in the Michigan Area Check This Out!

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Come join the Michigan Triathlon at Half Moon Lake in Pinckney, Michigan on Sunday, July 27th for their annual Wolverine Sprint Triathlon. Distances are a 750 meter swim, 14 mile bike, and a 5k run.

Whether you’re a veteran looking to sharpen your skills or someone who is looking to compete in their first triathlon, this is the perfect venue for you.

As an MECTC certified race, you also get the chance to spectate some of the best collegiate triathletes in the conference all across the midwest.

Register here!
https://www.imathlete.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?fEID=18453

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS: There is a coupon code for $15 off your entry fee. Just visit the Michigan Triathlon page and like the page. Then send a message through the page asking for the coupon code!

https://www.facebook.com/events/653035081449521/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

Boston Marathon Recap: Mile 21

I’ve watched and participated in many triathlons and road races before, however watching the Boston Marathon was different. And it was especially different from last year’s race.

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Runners coming down the infamous “Heartbreak Hill”- arguably the most challenging segment of the course.

 

It seemed that each runner was running for a common purpose: to show that Boston is stronger than ever. The energy around the course was one of unity and pride. The spectators cheered louder and watched the race longer. It was truly incredible to be able to be present for such a defining moment in America’s history.

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The women elite runners.

Watching the elite runner go by was incredible. I am always baffled by their endurance, for I cannot even run 1/26 of their race at the same speed. However, the most inspiring moment of that day was watching Rick and Dick Hoyt (Team Hoyt) run past me.

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Team Hoyt passing through Boston College.

The Hoyts are from the Boston area and are familiar faces in the endurance sports scene. Rick is handicapped and in a wheelchair, so Dick, his father, pushes him throughout the entire race. They have been racing for the past 37 years and together they have competed in over 1,000 races (including 6 Ironmans). This race was the last one they’d do together, as Dick is now 73 and Rick 52.

Last year Dick came to my school and spoke about how anything is possible. Team Hoyt’s motto is: CAN. They have made incredible strides in the endurance world and continue to inspire individuals around the world. Take a moment to watch this video. I cry every time, which really means something because I never cry (ask Caity).

Watching the 2014 Boston Marathon was an inspiring day to say the least! What’s your favorite race to watch or compete in?

Look out for a blog post soon from two YoungTri members who ran the race!

-Kaitlin

Race Backpacks

Race T-Shirts are awesome, but race backpacks… even better 🙂

I wear my Ironman Lake Placid backpack every day to class! My family (aunt, uncles, cousin, dad) all have the same backpacks, so we always have to be careful when we’re together to not mix them up lol.

My IMLP backpack is huuuuge and fits so much! Love it 🙂

Who else uses theirs all the time?!

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Tri Hard,

Caity

#BostonStrong

Gorgeous day in Boston for the marathon – and an amazing atmosphere.

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More tomorrow 🙂

If you enjoyed marathon Monday today in Boston, tell us about your experience! Info@youngtri.com

Shifting Outdoor to Indoor this Crazy Spring

How has this crazy spring weather affected your training? For those of you lucky enough to be in more temparate climates… I. AM. SO. JEALOUS. The crazy spring has definitelycaused some major shifts in my routine!

…it went from mid 70s to mid 40s in one day here in Cambridge! Snow in late April! Ahhh!!

finally going to be warm next week! (let's hope it stays this way!)

finally going to be warm next week! (let’s hope it stays this way!)

I’ve had to stick to a lot more indoor workouts… which has been a bit frustrating, but I’ve made it work. I’ve been doing a lot more weight training as a result 🙂

My normal indoor routine is as follows:

Cardio 6-90 min (Stride Master, Running, Biking, Swimming)

Core 15-45 min (usually this set)

Weights / Squats – usually with combined 35ish lbs (about 150-200 squats)

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Weights & Core at the Harvard gym!

What’s your indoor workout routine? Have you had to shift your workout schedule at all this spring?

Tri Hard,

Caity