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The Bernsteins

  • Pigman Triathlon: Bernsteins' Report

    2015-Pigman-Triathlonby Jason Bernstein

    Pigman Long
    1.2 mile Swim, 56 mile Bike, 13.1 mile Run
    Pleasant Creek State Park, Palo, Iowa
    August 16, 2015

    Big Pig: No Matter How it Changes it Still Sucks

    My wife, Kerrie, and I decided to do Pigman Long course in about June of this year. You see, we love torture. We race our annual Ironman early in the year so that we can spend the summer chasing and shuttling our sons around in their athletic endeavors. But there arises a fire in our bellies around mid summer that draws us to compete and flex our endurance muscles.

    Which brings me to Big Pig. Both my wife and I have a love/hate relationship with this race. We love it for the proximity and cost. We hate it because it is a half iron distance race in August, in a swamp, in Iowa. We had a training plan, but with the summer and racing schedule of our boys that quickly fell apart. You see we decided to race Big Pig for “funsies.” Now I don’t know about you, but swimming 1.2 miles, riding 56 miles, and running 13.1 miles may not seem to be fun... but when you race and train the way we do, fun was bound to be had.

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  • Copper Creek Triathlon: Conner's Report

    by Conner Bernstein

    13-year-old Conner finishes the Copper Creek Triathlon after racing it soloMy name is Connor Bernstein and I was the youngest boy racer at Copper Creek Triathlon on June 22, 2014. I started out doing the triathlon as a team with my family. My parents and I have been a team for the last two years. My mom swims, my dad bikes, and I finish the race by running. There’s a joke in my family that my parents always “fire” the runner, looking for someone faster. Well after two years, I was the longest lasting runner on their relay team ever.

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