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  1. Tri Report Part 4:

    Now where was I? Oh yeah, this young man who looks like an official leads me into a building next to the finish line. I can see a bike in the big window and figure either I&... read more

    • Laura

      Wow that took me ages to read!!! Who needs a bedtime book when they can read Rina amazing race report...haha. What an experience. All I can say is well done super :)))

      2 days ago Like1 person

    • Rina M.

      Thank you Laura! Hope it made you fall asleep with no nightmares. LOL :+D

      2 days ago Like

    • Ines H.
      Ines H.

      What an amazing adventure, Rina. Seems like you had a fantastic time. You must be so proud of your achievements.

      2 days ago Like1 person

    • Rina M.

      Indeed I am Ines. Thank you! :+D

      2 days ago Like

  2. RUN
    great Marathon Training 6 km 00:43 11:31 pace

    Slow going but done. Back to full time running now. No more tris for me this year. Feel sort of depleted of energy for now and still on China time. Medication will have to be taken tonight. Hate do... read more

    • Leah You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      Just take it day by day and do what the body wants , Fantastic run Rina Bina !!

      3 days ago

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    • Rina M.

      Marathon is in 4 weeks, Oct. 25th, Trevor. It's 3:41 am and that little pill did nothing to help me sleep. Woe up every hour and have been awake since 2. Maybe it wasn't a good idea to do a night shift Friday. I can be so stupid sometimes. Too often for my own good. LOL :+D

      2 days ago Like1 person

    • Saqeb L.
      Saqeb L.

      You can do it

      2 days ago Like

  3. Tri Report Part 3:
    I enter the transition area with my bike and run to the end where I rack it. Then it's off to run I go. I stop to take a salt tab from the guy holding my bag of stuff for th... read more

    • Candy J.
      Candy J.

      Woohoo! Great race report! Congrats on 9/10 too! :) What happened with the guy in the building??? :)

      3 days ago Like

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    • Cindy W.
      Cindy W.

      Awesome Job Rina! It takes true grit to finish something that hard & you did it!

      3 days ago Like

    • Rina M.

      Sorry for the stopage. Wrote these at work and will try to finish tomorrow. I gotta get some sleep! Sheesh! :+/

      3 days ago Like

  4. Tri Report Part 2:
    I only got the info of the elevation for the bike course at the registration on Friday before the race. Challenging is a good word to describe it. It was a 38.5 k loop that was t... read more

  5. Tri Report: Yes it's long and there will be a second chapter, maybe even a 3rd. But you're my DM friends and, and, and, and you like me and understand me right? Besides, I'll try to ... read more

    • Candy J.
      Candy J.

      OMG, I hate passing breaststrokers! Good job on the swim Rina!

      3 days ago Like

    • Tabatha H.
      Tabatha H.

      Breaststroke really? I wonder if the air pressure changes from the flight messed up your tires.

      3 days ago Like

    • Trevor M.
      Trevor M.

      Interesting to see your consistent history of race complications followed you to China!

      3 days ago Like

    • Cindy W.
      Cindy W.

      That is quite the adventure...and it was just the beginning! I have no idea how to do the breast I would've been lost!

      3 days ago Like

  6. Shared Photo

    Bike and run course. Run was 32 m max elevation. See that little hill on the bike course? Elevation of about 160 m, 480 feet in about 1.6 km or 1 mile. Had climb it 3 times! #1 was OK. #2 walked ha... read more

  7. Shared Photo

    They gave me 2 medals when I finished. No idea why. They probably figured since there were only 3 racers left on the course they needed to unload the extra ones. Finished 9/10 in my age category. I... read more

  8. Shared Photo

    Haven't gotten around to my race report of my tri in China yet. Picture is of my rear derailer that came off when I unpacked my bike back home. This is also how it looked when I changed my &#x... read more

  9. Race Report: It was a typical race for me. End of story. :+D

  10. Shared Photo

    I saw at least 4 of these replicas in the city. The mascot's name is Wei Wei a water droplet. These were made of flowers and tree branches. Very fancy trimming work. There were also lots of ba... read more

  11. Shared Photo

    Team Canada! We sort of stood out. Just a bit! LOL :+D

  12. Shared Photo

    Getting interviewed for some sort of paper. I think they were interviewing all the athletes there. No kidding! When I told him I had 5 kids he couldn't believe it. I forgot about the child all... read more

  13. Shared Photo

    Sprint and oly bikes racked and ready. My daughter was supposed to be my photographer. Since she wasn't there, I don't have any pictures of me racing. Might get some from other Canadians ... read more

  14. Shared Photo

    Swim venue. There was a sprint and an oly tri on Saturday before our race on Sunday. The water was warm, clean, and salty. It rained just enough Saturday night so that it was wet suit legal for our... read more

  15. Shared Photo

    We had a few short group rides with the Canadian team and one full loop with the roads closed to traffic with the organizers to get used to the bike course. We had to do 3 loops of 38.5 k. Swim was... read more

    • Rina M.

      Views on the bike ride were incredible and the weather was very warm. Even a bit hot. :+D

      6 days ago Like

  16. Shared Photo

    Upstairs bedroom. Only thing wrong with this place was the window that was inside. I could here very well every time someone spoke in the hallway and the rooms across the hallway. The noisy people ... read more

    • Rina M.

      And those beds are hard as rock! I think they forgot to put mattresses on them and just put a box spring over a box spring. Still slept well when I did sleep and no aches and pains. :+)

      6 days ago Like1 person

  17. Shared Photo

    The hotel was about 800 m from the start line. How cool is that? This is the living space. For $85 a night you get a multi level room with a kitchenette. The paneled mirrors on either side of the T... read more

  18. Shared Photo

    Me and other racers from different countries land in Yantai where there is a shuttle bus waiting to bring us to Weihai which is about a 1 1/2 hour drive from there. Good service! :+D

  19. The journey:
    I did the ironman distance of Epic Dartmouth and since I was the only one that fit in the 55+ category for 2014 I could apply to represent Canada at the ITU World Age Group Triath... read more

  20. Shared Photo

    Ready! Set! Off to China and the ''Huafa Cup'' 2014 Weihai ITU Long Distance Triathlon Wrold Championships! How the heck did that happen? I qualified when I did an IM distance t... read more