So with Rev3 Cedar Point 5 days away - instead of racing this morning, I volunteered to work a water stop at the Oak Brook Half Marathon. What an eye opening experience (literally!) I sometimes…Continue
"Rev3Knoxville is my tuneup race as well. Unfortunately with the way the weather has been in Chicago (it's supposed to be a high of about 20 on the 1st day of spring) - that may be the first time I ride my bike outside! :-)
"We could probably give you dozens of companies who organize events. Rather than dump a lot of stuff on you - if you can tell us specifically what you're looking for - we may be able to give better answers."
So with Rev3 Cedar Point 5 days away - instead of racing this morning, I volunteered to work a water stop at the Oak Brook Half Marathon. What an eye opening experience (literally!) I sometimes complain about how early I have to get up for races - I had to be on the course nearly 90 minutes before the event started! Mixing Gatorade; stacking the cups 3 or 4 levels high; grabbing 6 to 8 cups at a time to hand out. It's a major operation to run a water stop!Nearly all of the runners thanked us -…See More
"My first triathlon - I rode my 1978 Schwinn Le Tour 10 speed with cages. I saw in the magazines these fancy Yankz and other laces - I don't need those!
About 5 miles into the 13 mile bike ride - someone passed me and said - "Watch your…"
Ever forgotten where your bike was and spent minutes running around like a mad person in the transition area? Ever fallen over while trying to get your wetsuit off? Share your funniest stories from your training and racing here.
"I talked to Sarah Haskins about this last weekend. Sarah indicated she enjoys racing both drafting and non-drafting - but then again I think she was an all-state cross country runner in high school and competed at Tulsa in college. I'll flip on…"
"If my race goes to plan on the 12th (Rev 3 Sandusky) - I will definitely be coming back down for the last hour. We won't have Mike Reilly - but the guts and determination will definitely still be there for the final finishers.
"Swimming is my weakest link - but after four years I've at least gotten comfortable! I have two tricks:
1) Breathe slower - it may sound strange - but I've found that if I maintain a steady exhale (think of blowing bubbles) - the entire…"
Harbor Lights 2009 - raced against my son (14 at the time) - he started in wave 1, I started 15 minutes behind him. My goal was to make sure I passed him on the course - which I did with about a mile to go on the run. Of course he finished on the podium in his age group - but I got bragging rights for the house!