April 2009 Blog Posts (98)

this week is going good so far, feeling refreshed and inspired . Ran this morning and now off to swim.looking forward to sat weather looks like its going to cooperate and i will get my first outdoor …

this week is going good so far, feeling refreshed and inspired . Ran this morning and now off to swim.looking forward to sat weather looks like its going to cooperate and i will get my first outdoor ride only 3hrs (recovery week ) but if i feel good I'm going to cheat and go longer !!!!swimming is wierd the less as in times a week I go the faster I go .still would like to drop another 7 to 10 pounds for the race ,have about10 weeks so I should be able to .Running of my new bike seems to be alot… Continue

Added by stephen murley on April 30, 2009 at 9:01pm — No Comments

What's for Breakfast?

No, this isn't going to be the lead in for another section on the site where I blog my daily breakfast. I assure you, there's no need to discuss the thousands of ways I make a smoothie. That is my breakfast though -- at least 5 days out of the week. On Saturday and Sunday, it's usually oatmeal but during the week, it's typically a smoothie.

I've gone back and forth with smoothies over the years but this time it's been a pretty long run. I'm not even sure I can tell you when it began… Continue

Added by tsilcyc on April 30, 2009 at 9:47am — 5 Comments

2009 Season off to a pretty good start

2009 season has started – I beat my personal record for the Olympic distance course by 23 minutes, so my training must be working (it also shows how slow my original PR was!) LOL.

2009 Langley Pond International - Total Time 3:22:09…


Added by Todd Lucas on April 29, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

New to PA

Hey fellow Northeasterner's, I just recently moved to West Chester, PA. I am a track coach, and former decathlete in the process of making the switch to tri. I am doing all of my own stuff right now, but wanted to look into some of the options in the area. Any suggestions for training partners, group rides, tri groups would be a HUGE help!! I have A LOT of passion for this sport, and I feel with a little direction that I could be very successful!! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!

Added by Aaron Keiser on April 28, 2009 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Some more falls

but up and biking.

So, my 9-year old is not too scared of falling anymore. I fell, ramming the handle bar into his stomach, so I sat him back onto the bike and told him never to stop anything with a fall but rather have a short round to regather confidence. Which he did.

And did and did. So he fell a couple of times and I told him that now after he had fallen from it the bike was really his. Slowly his speed goes into the range I am not comfy with anymore, but I guess that's my fault… Continue

Added by hedgehog on April 28, 2009 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

Back on it

Well, that's it. Enough bumming around pretending I do triathlons, which has been the case over the past few months. Time to get back on it.

Gonna start with a couple of early season sprint distances - Dorchester, by Concept Sport is a favourite warm-up race - I did it last year with a stinking cold, so I'm looking forward to a snot free race this time!

Then, a few more Concept sprints and more structured training, leading the way into a decent Olympic distance in the… Continue

Added by R3TRO on April 28, 2009 at 10:31am — No Comments

Well doesn't that just suck...

yes I am in a foul mood this morning and SHOCKER it has nothing to do with the pool. I have had today circled in red on the calendar....knew in my mind what was happening today and was going to LOVE IT!!

25 mile bike ride, which btw I had decided last night before going to bed I was going to try to go at least 40 instead and then run, ideally 8 miles.

And guess what...Mother nature is playing havoc. Dark clouds, crazy wind and...wait...what is that I see? Sunshine on the redrock...but… Continue

Added by Amy on April 28, 2009 at 9:08am — 4 Comments

Life is good...

even when it doesn't go my way. Went and swam today...I had actually envisioned a long morning swim...you know around 30 minutes. Okay, just kidding...45 minutes. Seriously. THAT IS LONG FOR ME!!! Get in, get out, good to go. So I got my lazy butt up at 6:15 without looking in the mirror... that was the 1st mistake but I had just grabbed a pony tail holder, put the hair up, grabbed my stuff and went. Got to the pool and as I turned off my car (and warm seat warmer) I realized the other cars… Continue

Added by Amy on April 27, 2009 at 9:07pm — 2 Comments

OKC Marathon

I ran the OKCMM this weekend. Finished in 4:10:20. Not too bad. I was shooting for 4 hours. The wind was brutal, but overall I really enjoyed the race.

Added by David Wilkins on April 27, 2009 at 7:51pm — No Comments

USAT Duathlon National Championship

Okay, fellow tri-weenies, repeat after me--duathlon is hard. And the duathlon national championship course in Richmond, VA is REALLY hard!

Now, I've done a few duathlons in my time--mostly early-season, small local affairs comprising a 5K run, a 12 to 18 mi. bike followed by another 5K run. The distances have been fairly short, the terrain mostly flat, and the weather fairly mild. While I've definitely felt the effort in them, I've never finished one feeling so totally blown out.… Continue

Added by Sean Leenaerts on April 27, 2009 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

First Olympic

Well after 7 weeks of training - from ZERO - I completed my first olympic event -
Here are my results
ROBERTSON, Jay Male 40-44 Swim Time 34:15.807 00:02:17.1 - 1/4 mile run to T1 from swim exit

T1 - 2:35.756

Bike - 1:24:49.201 Bike MPH 17.5

T2 - 1:36.653

Run 1:11:14.013 Min per Mile 00:11:29.4

Total Race Time 3:14:31.430

Added by Jay Robertson on April 27, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

note to self on route planning

Okay, here's my first blog post ever, about the run I did on Saturday.

First, I decided to run 12 k. I've only done max 10 k before, and to be honest I've probably been increasing my distances a little too quickly lately anyway. But I did two fairly easy shorter runs of about 5 k last week and I've been feeling strong. So I felt like my legs would be up for it, and I was totally mentally prepared.

Second, I decided to do a different route. While the reason I changed routes… Continue

Added by Wendy Morley on April 27, 2009 at 1:24pm — 2 Comments

First Tri of the season

Completed my first Tri this season at John Tanner state park in Ga. was fairly happy with the results, 1:57:45 600 eter swim 11.7 mile bike 5k run Was much hillier than expected, the water was ice cold in spots and warm in other cold enough to take your breath away ! Like turning off the hot water in the middle of a shower, Lost about 2-3 minutes in transition when I couldn't get thru the transition area to the chip mat. Someone had to finally take the chip off and run it down and swoop it over… Continue

Added by ken higgins on April 26, 2009 at 11:56pm — 2 Comments


Have you ever had tremors prior to a race from nerves, cold weather, or anything else (hopefully not from a bad hangover)? have you ever had problems taping your number to your bike, or your helmet, or even snapping it in your race belt because your hands are shaking like jello? do you run with your fuel belt mainly because with your tremors trying to hold, and drink the water given out by race volunteers is an exercise in futility? If you've answer YES to any of these questions, then WELCOME… Continue

Added by Antonio on April 26, 2009 at 12:59pm — No Comments


Anyone know how to add an application that is not listed? I keep getting and error trying to add www.mapmytri.com

Added by D.Clayton Smith on April 26, 2009 at 12:13pm — No Comments

just finished a 5.5hr trainer ride .It was long and tough but glad to have it done! had a good streatch , hot shower ,pizza to get ready for a 2.5 hr run sun .actually can't wait for monday day off (…

just finished a 5.5hr trainer ride .It was long and tough but glad to have it done! had a good streatch , hot shower ,pizza to get ready for a 2.5 hr run sun .actually can't wait for monday day off (light swim ) Continue

Added by stephen murley on April 25, 2009 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

One Week till my first

A week from right now I will be done with my first Triathlon ever. I am doing a very small triathlon over a month before my original goal in Newton Iowa. This is a non-USAT race but I'm not worried about that. I just want to finish and have a great time. I swam 2:00 - 100 meters for 1000 meters today and ran 6.5 miles at 8:00 miles. I know those are not screaming fast times but it does feel great. I am excited and thank everyone who is encouraging me here, I'll go from Sprint to Olympic this… Continue

Added by Eric Swanson on April 25, 2009 at 7:06pm — 3 Comments

That Sting You Feel is Pride

There's a scene in one of my favorite movies, Pulp Fiction, where Marcellus Wallace (Ving Rhames) tells Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) to throw the boxing match. He then follows it up with the following:

"The night of the fight, you may feel a slight sting. That's pride f'*ckng with you. F*ck pride. Pride only hurts, it never helps."

Read… Continue

Added by tsilcyc on April 25, 2009 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Stupid technology

I really like the idea of the Garmin 405 for training. But it only seems worth it during the run. And I can't see spending that much money just for the 3rd leg.

A basic water proof watch ie. the polar F6 seems like it would be perfect for my whole IM race from start to finish. It is what I used last IM.

The Garmin battery wouldn't even last the whole race (for a total time)!

It just doesn't seem worth the $$$

Added by Jim on April 25, 2009 at 9:39am — No Comments

SI Joint Pain

Does anyone out there know how I can strengthen my butt muscles to decrease pain in my SI joint? I stretch and stretch, but after some uphill running or sprinting i'm in a lot of pain. I was diagnosed with sacroiliitis and am looking to find some relief. Thanks!

Added by Lindsey on April 24, 2009 at 2:49pm — 2 Comments

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