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Training for a Tri: Hills, hills and more hills

Posted at 8:15 AM, Jul 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 08:15:08-04

With just 18 days before the Columbia Iron Girl triathlon, I'm in full training mode.

Now that I feel more confident about the swim, I've moved on to the bike. Since the course is very hilly, I'm concentrating on strengthening my legs and my lungs for those hills.

I convinced my dad to join me on a ride through Jacksonville, Md. on Sunday. We completed the 12-mile loop in an hour, which I think was pretty good considering how tough the ride on Jarrettsville Pike was.

Then I looked at the Iron Girl course and it's definitely more hilly! 

Looks like I have to find some more hills to tackle! I'm looking to do another ride on Wednesday. Anyone have any suggestions?

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