Hydration and Race Day Tactics

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Triathlon is a tricky sport. You can train perfectly and diligently, yet have a crummy race. Yes, I know this because as a Sherpa wife, I have witnessed MANY races. The good, the bad, the ugly. But after years of racing and a few trial and error "tactics," I think it’s safe to say the kiwi knows what it takes to execute a GOOD race. That being said, today I’ve asked the Kiwi … [Read more...]

Places, Faces, and Races: The Recap

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Well, we’re back to the grind and back in Austin after a race weekend in Maine. Like I mentioned Monday, I am extremely grateful for this community and the true friendships I have developed. Without them, I wouldn’t have been able to go support my husband this weekend, which means the world to me (and him). It’s this community that has kept us going and DREAMING BIG. So thank … [Read more...]

The Cotter Feeding Zone: Race Week

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Well, we’re going. The kiwi is racing. I honestly didn’t know if it was going happen after last week’s bad week of training. As an athlete, he questioned his fitness. As a wife, I knew he was just stressed, it was hot (which makes it hard to perform certain KEY workouts), and he just needed some reassurance. So what did I do? I prayed, I hoped, I had faith. I’m a bit of a … [Read more...]

More than Mediocre Monday

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It’s Monday, which feels like Sunday. And I’m all confused. This weekend has not gone according to plan, but really, what does these days? So it may not be Marvelous, but it’s more than mediocre. Which is always good! I’m going to copy the MARVELOUS Lindsay's List this weekend and copy her One word Wednesday post, but instead, let’s make it two and call it a post. Mmmmm.. … [Read more...]

Sherpa Scenes: Lavaman Triathlon

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Such a great weekend! Being able to see my husband race, pain free and carefree, was my highlight. True JOY and PASSION! And despite having mechanical issues on the bike (had to stop and change out new wheels) he still finished strong. First out of the water and onto the bike then ran a 33 minute 10k. Not too bad considering he has been out of the racing scene for over a year. … [Read more...]

The Pro Triathlete’s Wife

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This post was a long time coming, but for some reason I have been putting it off. I am not good at putting my complete thoughts into words. I always assume everyone can just read my mind, as they should, right? Just kidding. But in all honestly, it’s hard for me to really describe the depth of my “feelings” so to speak. But here goes. A while back I was asked to write guest … [Read more...]

Scenes from the “Sherpa” Side

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First things first… this poster. Yes, it basically sums up life right now. Don’t you think? Let’s all take that pride and run with it. Ready, set, go! Okay phew, got that out of my system. Well, 48 hrs have past since our little MULTIPLE CHOICE. I haven’t talked much with the hubs, but I know he’s got a still on his mind. In fact, I actually caught him writing a DRAFT … [Read more...]

Multiple Choice Monday

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Well crap, I did it again. Wrote a whole post and then it didn’t save. You’d think I’d learn by now. haha. Anyway, just a quick hello this Monday. We are on the road back to Austin. NOLA 70.3 was this past weekend and I hate to say it, but it was not good. The Cotter’s are not having any luck with races that start with the word “NEW” in them. haha. Bad weather blew in and … [Read more...]

Fake it Friday

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Ahh yes. Friday has come. Although it’s just another day in the Cotter house, it still feels good to say it’s Friday. I think my brain and body are finally on the Friday wavelength too. So what is the best way to overcome jet lag? I say “fake it.” Fake like you never left the time zone that you are currently in. This means you get up, eat, sleep, etc. all at your normal … [Read more...]

It is what it is..

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This morning I woke up and just so happened to have an online devotional sent to me in my email. Thankfully, we had 1/2 G of data left so I could read and pass it along to the hubs. It was hard to read, yet comforting at the same time. These words were loud and clear. “As an offering of trust, we must give up that which could so easily bring us down. Not give up as in … [Read more...]