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September 15, 2016

Lessons from a Mock Triathlon

In preparation for the Knightdale Sprint Triathlon, we hosted a mock triathlon. However, this year I went from instructor to student because several members taught me something new about the sport of triathlon. [Read more...]

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November 4, 2015

Reaching the Finish Line: Beach2Battleship Half-Iron Distance Triat...

Theresa Pearce, a member of the Rex Wellness Center of Garner shares her story about her experiences in two half-iron distance triathlons and achieving her ultimate goal at the Beach to Battleship race in Wilmington, NC. [Read more...]

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July 18, 2013

My First Triathlon: Rodney Reflects

When she completed her bike ride, she made a quick transition and was on the road for her 2 mile run. The brick training worked like a charm. As she approached the finish line, many of her team members were there to enthusiastically cheer her on. I hope she enjoyed the hugs because she was smothered in them as soon as she crossed the finish line. I cannot with complete certainty say how she felt but the smile said it all. She did it and she is now a triathlete!

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July 17, 2013

My First Triathlon: Mission Accomplished!

My first triathlon is history. It was such an amazing day from beginning to end. Seeing all the people around the pool was a sight to behold. I was thinking if I can just get through this part, everything will be alright. During the transition to the bike is when I think I got a little nervous. That’s when it hit me that I’m really doing this. I composed myself, mounted that bike, and off I went.

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June 28, 2013

My First Triathlon part 4: Rodney’s Perspective

After witnessing two triathlons, it was time for Theresa’s first mock triathlon, AKA "brick." We swam 300 yards in the pool, ran outside into our transition area (the Rex Bike rack), jumped on our bikes then ran. She did great. Am I concerned that Theresa will fall off the wagon while I am gone? Not at all. She is so determined to succeed and her Rex Support group will continue to support her.

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June 5, 2013

My First Sprint Triathlon: Part Three

As of this post, I am about five weeks into the training program. As expected, the intensity level has started to pick up a bit. The swims, bike rides, and runs are all getting longer. I am still working on my swimming technique but I know with more practice it will continue to improve. I'm about as new to cycling as I am to swimming so I've really got my work cut out for me, but I'm up for the challenge! There are a lot of avid cyclists at the wellness center and I have sought advice from many of them. I have been on a bike rides with some of my fellow members, Ron and Shannon. Shannon even rode his bike in the rain with me one Sunday! We have done a lot of hill work and I have been on some trailways for my shorter rides during the week. I believe Shannon was hand-picked by Rodney to wear me out on those hills and he does a good job!

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May 16, 2013

My First Sprint Triathlon: Part 1

When I was asked to train with Rodney and blog about my experiences in training for my first triathlon, I have to admit I was a bit nervous. One of my fellow members, Lisa, encouraged me to do it, even though I had just recently learned proper swim technique.

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