ARCH TO ARC
The dust has settled on my Ironman. I have several good weeks of training in my legs and last week I clocked just under 90 miles. I have some relatively small targets pre- Christmas, however it is time I told you all of my new challenge for early 2009.... yes, if you can't work it out from the picture below, I plan to run from London to Paris
concluding with the Paris Marathon. Marble Arch to the Arc de Triomphe.
Planning is still in it's early stages.… Continue
Added by Ian Corless on August 6, 2008 at 12:00pm —
My extensive research on wedding anniversary gifts (2 pages of Google results) surfaces two materials appropriate for the 18 year marker DH and I celebrated Monday. One brings to mind a delicate, handcrafted object of beauty, made to sit high on a shelf, out of reach and untouched lest it become chipped, or worse, falls, shattering into a million pieces. The other is a material of action. Practical and pliant, it cushions the ride over rough terrain, and though worn thinner over time, is… Continue
Added by Jill Reed on August 5, 2008 at 3:06pm —
Several weeks ago rumors and media reports on Mexican TV about a new Ironman race on the island of Cozumel were circulating. It was known that a group from Mexico was working on bringing an Ironman race to Mexico, they had the money they just needed a venue. Well the rumors and media reports were true because we now have a new Ironman triathlon race to choose from in 2009, Ironman Cozumel.
Triathlon: Ironman Cozumel
When: Sunday, November 29, 2009
Added by triNick on August 5, 2008 at 10:44am —
It has been quite an interesting week or so leading up to Steelhead… I started to get sick 10 days out from the event & ended up having a bad sinus infection that did not completely respond to antibiotics… Thankfully, I did not have strep throat as 1st thought because both have been going around work!! Just before I was to leave for Michigan, my infection returned!! Also-one of my 2 babies (cats) ill!! Hours before I was to leave, I was not packed & I was taking my cats to the vet!! My… Continue
Added by Cat V. on August 5, 2008 at 10:00am —
That is on the blog end of things so today on an off day I thought I'd post. Off day from what? haha well I've kept up my training quite well despite the injury albeit with major modifications. After 2 weeks of stepmaster, ellyptical, water running, and as much time on the trainer I could stand on a sit up position (1hr max)...I finally RAN on Monday!!!! OMG I never wanted to stop but it's time to be smart so I only did a 30min total run with 5 min walks in between 10min runs. Then yesterday I… Continue
Added by Tati on August 5, 2008 at 8:58am —
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Added by richroll / richroll.com on August 4, 2008 at 11:45pm —
Just me, my forest, the rain and the deers and my thoughts. I went to a
long run, three
hours alltogether (minus 5 minutes walking), and the humidity and the rain
made it a tough one. On
the trail there were a lot of puddles, though it was not as bad as in early
June after all that Spring rain.
For this run I wanted to try out how my special long distance mix of Infinit
works, as well as trying those powerbar gummibear-thingies. Also the new
smoothie line… Continue
Added by hedgehog on August 4, 2008 at 6:22pm —
Went up to Lichfield and spectated the Double IMUK...what an event...fantastic...ordinary people doing the most extraordinary thing. So well organised and I'm so glad to have witnessed it.
Had some luck...a physio there had a look at my leg and it would seem that the gastroc medial head it is...scar tissue preventing the muscle from stretching and working properly, shown some self-help massage technique and fingers are crossed.
have joined Bath uni gym and will use the cross… Continue
Added by Susie on August 4, 2008 at 2:42pm —
We had a huge training weekend. Saturday started out at 6:00 a.m. meeting at the Root River State Trail. What a beautiful area of SE Minnesota!! The fog had no yet lifted from the river valley. It was pretty darn cool as we started out. The plan was to ride 6.5 hours...hopefully around 100 miles. About 20 miles into the ride, one of our group members crashed, hence the title of the posting today. He was in a pace line, rounding a tree lined curve. No one knows exactly what happened, but he went… Continue
Added by Tracie on August 4, 2008 at 1:10pm —
Respect is due...
Claire Smith, you are a star !!
I got a telephone call in late January I think from my friend Claire. Claire did her first Ironman in 2007 at Sherborne. I spent the day supporting her... I have never seen anyone so scared before she entered the water. When she came out, she was freezing cold. I thought she had DNF'd in transition but she re-emerged after about 20mins of getting warm. On the bike she pulled through and then on the run she kept a consistent pace to… Continue
Added by Ian Corless on August 4, 2008 at 10:13am —
Martin signed up for his very very first duathlon. He is not a swimmer so he wants to start his tri-experience with a Du.
So today we had a nice workout on the bike after bringing the boys to camp. There is this business area around where I live and the streets are empty on Sundays and mostly during the days. So it is good for sprinting; I have this course halved and at the junctions between the halves each time do a max-acceleration sprint with the recovery directly to the next junction.… Continue
Added by hedgehog on August 3, 2008 at 9:18pm —
This past weekend I trekked up to NJ to hang out with a friend from college and try my first real triathlon since the surgery.
Four painful hours including a stop at the most poorly staffed Starbucks ever. Seriously, what happened to Starbucks? They used to be the last bastion of good customer service, now they are barely able to communicate with you and the last three times I've been to one they've had to re-make my drink order multiple times. Glad I don't have… Continue
Added by VTprettykitty on August 2, 2008 at 11:54pm —
My kids are not old enough to be alone for too long - for some time they are fine but not too long. So what do I do to get my training together. In winter my bike trainer is the solution, but in summer -riding n hours in the garage??? Not quite.
So I only go on shorter runs, best while they still sleep and I am quite close to home. My oldest is certified babysitter, yet young ; I can rely on him to call me in case something happens.
This week they were on an overnight play date so I… Continue
Added by hedgehog on August 2, 2008 at 6:30pm —
Long run today. Trying to keep calories really low right now but resulted in a big time BONK post run. Have massage today so YAY ME.......Just so not feeling well. I need to get a new hemet. If I feel OK after my massage. Long bike tommorrow. I know I need to eat but I just don't feel like eating anything cause I feel like poo....vicious circle and all that I guess.
Added by Socks on August 2, 2008 at 12:37pm —
I went to see a documentary last night on Dean Karnazes called UltraMarathon Man. I was fortunate get an e-mail from my Tri Coach Liz Garcia on the movie and I must say it was worth the price of admission.
The documentary was about Dean Karnazes and his quest to run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days. That is 1310 miles in 50 days. That is over double my personal run total for the last year. During the course of 50 days he participates in 8 actual marathons and then he… Continue
Added by Luke Valdez on August 1, 2008 at 11:04am —