Days leading up to the race
I flew in on Thursday afternoon and stayed at Fairfield Inn about 6 miles away from the race site. I think next year I’d like to stay a bit closer, depending on traffic the ride could be anywhere from 15 – 30 minutes. We were really good at the whole taper and staying off your feet thing. Friday we swam a loop of the course and checked in for the race, did some shopping and then basically did nothing all day. Saturday we did a 30 minute bike ride and went… Continue
Added by Brenda Frambes on September 23, 2009 at 7:51am —
After being stupid and not training properly for Marine Corps Marathon, 2005, I ended up suffering a knee and ankle injury because I didn't do a run more than 10-12 miles before attempting the full marathon. I deserved the tendonitis, and four months of recovery. But now I had to improve on my 5:40:20.
I completed Ironman WI last year, and figured, okay, I did that, I can do a marathon now, and this time I know how to train properly. I followed… Continue
Added by Chris Moy on September 22, 2009 at 8:51pm —
sorry guys i didnt get a chance to get many finish pictures because the medical assistants decided to post right in front of where i was standing in the finish shoot. anyway, i got ralph and nancy before i was blocked.
Added by Benjamen Ramos on September 21, 2009 at 4:44pm —
What a glorious day for a half marathon. The PDR has been my favorite race for the past few years, and today was no different. Perfect weather, chilly at the start, warm towards the finish, sunny throughout.
Our KarmaStriders had 11 runners that I know of, and many 'friends of striders' made it out as well.
Some of us finally got to meet one another face to face.…
Added by Paul N. Goldstone on September 20, 2009 at 8:30pm —
I subconsciously tried to SABOTAGE myself so that I wouldn't be allowed to race.....
Usually on race day I'm out the door at 5:00 a.m. However on Sunday September 20, I didn't wake UP till 4:45a.m.
I was running towards transition & could hear the announcer saying that transition was closing in 3 minutes!! Me and 2 other people came to the transition area, one of the volunteers saw us & rushed us in..."damn, guess I'm racing today!" On paper, I was prepared for it..my… Continue
Added by LaFrenchie on September 17, 2009 at 9:29pm —
The Patriot's Triathlon is located in Bath, PA. & it took place on August 3rd. It's a 650m lake swim, 13.5mi technical course w/rolling hills & a 3.1mi run.
The morning of the race, it was raining..HARD. Visibility on the turnpike wasn't that great, but I thought weather would clear up.
Arrived at site and now there's a MAJOR downpour. My concern was how much Body Glide would I need to get into my short john & wnen to brake during the bike becase I'd never rode… Continue
Added by LaFrenchie on September 17, 2009 at 9:21pm —
Added by Paul N. Goldstone on September 15, 2009 at 11:00pm —
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Coach EK measures his effort in the tough and technical 4.5 mile TT (no TT bikes alowed!)
The first edition of the Steamboat Springs stage race saw many from the EK Endurance Coaching team racing and racing well! 2 riders in the Pro-1-2 field, 1 in the women’s cat 4 field, 1 in the masters 35 field.
Jennica very happy about 3rd over all.
Chris Carr and Nathan… Continue
Added by Eric Kenney on September 9, 2009 at 9:30am —
You simply couldn't ask for a better event to wrap up the summer.
Taking time in their Labor Day wknd, hundreds gathered on Sunday Sept 6 for the annual Tim Kerr 7-miler in Avalon.
The weather was our friend, and the buzz was positive and friendly as always.
This flat, all pavement unshaded course is just the right distance to challenge you as, it is longer that the typical 10K so there's time to tap into the mental challenge of a run.
Groups especially… Continue
Added by Paul N. Goldstone on September 7, 2009 at 9:23am —
I am not a Tri-guy, but I ever since I watched Scott Molina on Wide World of Sports in th 80's, I have been of the impression that Ironman triathletes are the best athletes in the world.
I work with professional basketball players and I do not think it is even close.
Anyone care to comment...
Added by Jim Clib on September 4, 2009 at 12:13pm —
Racing is some of the best preparation one can do. Sometimes there is no better way to test yourself than to simply get in there and do it! In a previous article, I talked about how to maximize your time in races “Training in Training Races”. Follow the link for more information: http://ekendurancecoaching.com/articles.html
Many times IM athletes lean towards the longer ½ ironman races as their preferred events. However there are lots of reasons that the shorter sprint distance races… Continue
Added by Eric Kenney on September 1, 2009 at 2:49pm —