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Going into the third and final race of the OC Chili Trail Run series, I knew I had a chance to come out in the top three women but I tried not to think about it too much.  I didn’t want the pressure to perform to keep me from doing my best. But Elise wasn’t […]

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Turkey Trotting

by This is Carrie on November 30, 2009

Last years Dana Point 10K Turkey Trot was my very first running race…ever. One year and nine races later, I improved my time by almost 13 minutes with a finish time of 50:26. I almost feel comfortable calling myself an athlete.

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Making Stuff: Mountain Bike Cozy

by This is Carrie on November 5, 2009

Making your bike “stand out” so your partner kind find it at the numerous transition areas filled with bikes is a vital part of a good Muddy Buddy race. We decided to make a pink sequin bike cozy. Not quite as cool as this tree cozy. On the morning of the race: Guy: Are you […]

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The Muddy Buddy

by This is Carrie on November 4, 2009

It’s a unique mountain biking & trail running team adventure race with obstacles, ending with a crawl through an infamous mud pit with your buddy. With my new partner this year, we bested last year’s time by twelve minutes, coming in 14th out of 54 in our age division. But, the mud wrestling wasn’t nearly […]

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My First Athletic Trophy…ever

by This is Carrie on October 13, 2009

They said it was the “flattest, fastest, and ‘funnest’ 5K race in the world”, and they weren’t kidding. The trophy came my way because no female “real” runners between the ages of 30-34 happened to show up to the race. But I hold it up with pride knowing I ran my personal best: 24:46 with […]

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Mountain Bike race #2

by This is Carrie on September 23, 2009

photo by High Rev Photos Last week was the second race in the Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race series. I didn’t have high expectations for the first race, but this race I really hoped to be faster (and by faster, I mean faster than Todd who was racing it for the first time, on […]

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Race Report: The Disneyland Half Marathon

by This is Carrie on September 9, 2009

This last weekend I ran the longest I have ever run beating out my camping run by a full 5K. It was the most enjoyable and well organized race I have ever entered. I was sad not to have my personal cheering section (Todd and the kids), but with a start time of 6am and […]

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First Mountain Bike (only) Race

by This is Carrie on August 30, 2009

Elise and I raced in the Over the Hump series last week.My goals for the race were: no crashing and no coming in last place.I succeeded on both accounts (but just barely). I’m thinking I could go a lot faster if I had a sponsor like the majority of other racers. Something about the …

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My Muddy Buddy

by This is Carrie on November 3, 2008

From the event website: “Two Buddies + One Mountain Bike + One Mondo Mud Pit = the Best Time of Your Life!”They weren’t lying. It was AWESOME!

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