Thursday, November 30, 2006

Triathlon music video. ROCK ON!

This is the awesomest triathlon music video ever! It is my favorite triathlon video that I've seen in all my life. Please let me know what you think. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Apologizies to the Friendly Commentors

I didn't realize it but I was preventing comments from displaying on my blog. I had the Comment Moderation feature on which meant comments did't display until I approved them. I turned off the feature so people can comment away! All this time I felt so neglected ;)

Thank you for all the previous comments! I went back and read them all when I discovered my goof.

Pee in your Pool and Video

I read a recent post about peeing in pools. Please don't do it. Enjoy the following clip on pool peeing. Not exactly about triathlon or training but humorous nonetheless.

Here's the thread on beginner triathlete where most people agree; peeing in a pool is not desireable.
Pool Peeing Thread

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Classic Funny Triathlon Commercial Video

Every once in awhile I run across this video on the internet and laugh all over again.

Tri Gear Review of the Day: A few months ago I got the 2XU Comp 1 Cycling Shorts. I really like the thick pad and compression feel of the shorts. I've done many long rides in them including the MS150 and I really enjoy them. Like many cycling shorts the instructions say not to put them in the dryer. Given that I'm a knuckle head I've accidentally put them in there a few times and it's still good to ride with. All in all very sturdy and comfortable.

PS. Has anybody upgraded to the new blogger version? I'm hesitant to do so until I hear some good feedback. Thanks.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

1982 Julie Moss Video

For those who haven't heard of Julie Moss this is another classic inspirational story. It highlights the strength and determination of the human spirit. It was one of the events in triathlon history that if not just for the moment reached the masses. Take a look, be inspired again, and pass it along to someone else.

Tri Gear Stuff - ZOOT:
I've owned a lot of tri brands Zoot, 2XU, Orca, LG, De Soto, etc... Today I'm going to profile Zoot. Zoot stated in Kona, HI and has been around for many years. Nowadays they are based in San Diego, Vista to be exact. Zoot is primarily an apparel brand that recently got into wetsuits. They quickly made a name for themselves in the wetsuit market by producing quality products and great innovation. Personally I've found Zoot products to be well thought out and comfortable. I will definitely be wearing more Zoot in the years to come. Zoot, zoot! (That's an allusion to many things "toot, toot" and "zot, zot" to name a few. The "zot" comes from my alma mater it's the sound that our mascot the Anteater makes. I know, I know what kind of mascot is an anteater, right? We'll I'll have you know it's in the bear family and it's better than a banana slug!)

Zoot at One Tri:
Zoot Products

Zoot Sports:
Zoot Company

Sunday, November 05, 2006

CAF Challenge & Robin Williams

I did the bike leg of the CAF (Challenged Athletes Foundation) San Diego 1/2 Iron Distance Triathlon Challenge today. The CAF Organization enables people to do great things. Being a part of this event and others is an extremely inspirational experience. I hope someday you can be inspired as I have.

A couple other notes.

1) The Goodie Bag that came with this race is like NO Other! I've attached a picture below. I actually got a pair of Nike running shoes! Yes, EVERYTHING in the picture was part of the bag (except the couch which you can see the corner of).

2) I had the pleasure of riding next to Robin Williams for a few miles during the ride. Just so you know he's a very strong rider. He seems like a just a regular ol' guy to me, I don't get why people get so bent up over celebrities. Living in So. Cal. I've run into a variety of celebrities at events. They are just regular people, except they get asked to be in pictures a lot more than you and me. My wife got a picture of him on the way out of the transition area.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

New iPod Shuffle!

So my wife and brother got me the iPod shuffle for my bDay. I'm super excited about it and went for a run with it this morning. I think I run faster with music. So now I need some help deciding what to put on it. What is your favorite song to run to?

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Marathon Training Schedule

My wife and and I are contemplating running a marathon for next year. Here are the workout schedules we decided to follow beginning 2 weeks ago. It's a slight step down from the training we were doing for the triathlons but we wanted to slow things down a bit. We always have the option of stepping things up later.

Schedule 1:

Schedule 2:

Btw, I miss the day light!