"Have everyone started training hardcore yet? I can't get myself out of the gym. I've enjoyed lifting again since IMLU this year. I only run and ride once a week each. and not for very long. Haven't swam…"
"I don't know. I guess I'm not the average IM athlete. I still drink and do many other things. Especially since I moved to the Grand Canyon. There is just so much else to do. I have learned that IM is not as…"
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"IMAZ 2013 will be number five for me. I've done Louisville the last four years and moved out here for work this summer. Looking forward to a much cooler race this time around! I live at the Grand Canyon and I can't find…"
"Thanks for the advice Mike. I think I might do just that. Does anyone know if I'm not slated to volunteer until late on race day if I need to show up the day prior or just a few hours early on race day?"
"I recently moved to Arizona and I was wondering if I can show up the monday after the race to sign up for next years race. I already got the day off work to do so if possible. I teach school so signing up online during the day is not…"
Ford Ironman Arizona, set in Tempe, Arizona, kicks off with a single-loop swim in Tempe Town Lake, followed by a challenging bike course through the Sonoran Desert and finishes with a spectator-friendly run around Tempe Town Lake and Papago Park.November 18, 2012See More
"Don't stress the swim. Out of every triathlon I have done at any distance IMLU swim is the easiest. there is tons of room and you rarely ever get hit. I'm not a big fan of the swim but once you hit the turn around…"
"you left out a third category. People such as myself that just enjoy the race and trying to improve on my time from last year. In no way can I compete for anything close to a top age group slot. Ironman keeps me in shape and gives…"
"Thanks for the heads up about perpetuem. I don't plan on cutting anything out from my diet at this point of the game. I'm going to try increasing my salt intake a bit because I am a super salty sweater and try and stay cooler.…"
The W.O.W center was created because we live in such a Rural Area and the nearest gym is about 45 minutes away. With the price of a membership and the gas it takes to get there is too high for our area. I started the W.O.W center with the goal of teaching low-impact aerobics, strength training and education programs for healthy living and eating never realizing how it would turn out. I started by putting an ad in the local newspaper, I had so many people show up for just the meeting I was amazed. I did a lecture on the whole program and gave samples of healthy but tasty food. I started the aerobics class the next week, two days in the gym and one day outside in the ball field. I started out with one treadmill and one stationary bike. I started buying hand weights at yard sales and at the local goodwill. Most people liked the aerobics and the long walks through the trails. I know have a full gym. I eventually had to get a bigger building and the township lets me rent the old school house. I have an early morning group, a mid morning group and and night group. I had my first group of people do a 5k after the first year, these people said that they would never be runners! I had two people in the group lose 50lbs in the first year and more after that.....I love my program and I wish I could commit even more time to it but I have to work also..lol and train. If you need more info please feel free to ask....
hi joe, commenting on your tri singles comment...."normal" people don't understand the life of a triathlete, you have to meet someone doing the sport so you can share in the fun of racing, training, traveling, eating, etc. I tried a "normal" guy after dating triathletes and he was very jealous of all the time triathlon took from "us". So I said "See ya, I have to go train for IM Brazil now " :0
The weather is pretty nice usually... starting to warm up... probably upper 80's low 90's... nice weather though. May isn't usually too terribly windy - especially since you're not right on the gulf coast for the race... Should be a great race!
As far as the wheels... I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE them! They are amazing and fast! :) GREAT choice on my part for those particular wheels! :D Sometimes the wind (cross) makes a difference but as long as you have a strong core, you should be fine... I haven't had too much of an issue with them the first time riding w/ hard winds was different but not too bad... :D
Hey Joe! Good to see someone on here thats located so close to me :) There arn't a lot of ppl around me who spend majority of thier time training for marathons and tris. So having some company for a 5 hour bike ride would be awesome!