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The Golden Ticket: Part II...

leadvillePart II

By Bonnie Deeann Neff

Saturday morning - Race Day - 6:00 am

We stood half mounted on our bikes in the back of the last corral behind the start line. My husband had his eyes closed and though to on-lookers it would have appeared that he was relaxed and just in his zone, I knew he was secretly praying that we wouldn

The Golden Ticket...

bonPhoto - Helmetless, Bonnie does some alternative training for Leadville 100 MTB.

Part I

By Bonnie Deeann Neff

Last February I won the golden ticket. Thee golden ticket. The ticket so coveted that in the past one woman actually showed up at the race posing as a chosen participant. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, a chosen female racer could not attend and made a deal with the poser to take her place. The poser spent time in the klink. Thee klink.

My husband and I had entered our names as a team into the lottery for the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race. When I had received the electronic acceptance I was ....

Love & 2.5 Bags of I.V. Stuff...

kortBy Kortney Haag (From kortneyhaag.blogspot.com)

Ironman Wisconsin Race Report - I don't want to make this a super long post because I am still trying to get my life back together after being gone for four days and then I am leaving in two days to see one of my athletes finish her first triathlon out in Malibu, California.

I had a great day in Wisconsin but it didn't turn out the way I had planned, some things went out of the plan but that is what happens during an Ironman - you have to expect the unexpected.

We packed up the van on Friday, there were three kids and three adults and I wasn't sure if we were going to be able to get it all in there. We were pretty packed in!

"The Race of My Life"....

logoHy-Vee 5150 US Champs Race Report - When I left my job at Target I dedicated everything I had to training and racing and spent the last two years relying on the help of friends and family to chase after the foolhardy dream of being a professional triathlete. Most of the time my life feels like a bi-polar disorder. Sometimes I'm training completely alone in the freezing cold pitch black of a Minnesota winter and sometimes I'm spending Monday afternoon riding my road bike on gorgeous rural roads with great friends. Sometimes I'm dropping huge chunks of time in training and doing workouts I couldn't have seriously considered just a....

Town Halls, Famous Water Fountains & Expectant Moms...

townTreadman Duathlon VII - The original Treadman Du was staged in the unincorporated community of Douglas, which is just a few miles north of Rochester. Home to almost 50 people, it has a saloon and, we're not making this us, a famous drinking fountain. The folks in Douglas must be a thirsty bunch.

The race stayed in Douglas for three years, then moved further north to the town of Pine Island, which is home to...

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