Saturday, November 19, 2011

Run 100 Miles

I'm am such a sucker for a challenge!  So, I'm going to run 100 miles between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Why, you ask?  Because someone threw it out there and now I can't NOT do it.  There is something seriously wrong with me.

It's really not unrealistic to run 100 miles in a month.  It's just funny because I swore I would take a true off season this year with very little running, swimming and biking.  Oh well.  It will be good for me, right?!  I'm also committed to do three days of Crossfit each week in December.  It might be an off season from triathlon, but I certainly won't be sitting around.

I have let myself have November as a true off season.  Lots of sitting around, missing workouts, not swimming, not biking, very little running.   So, there's that.

I'm actually really excited to start training for Ironman in January!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Got old tri gear?

Hey guys,

We're about to kick off another Team in Training triathlon season.  This team will train from November until either March or April when they will race in San Diego or Hawaii.  As most of you know, Team in Training is a great program for beginner triathletes.  That said, many of these newbies come into the program with very little gear.  So, we're trying to help out.

If you have any old tri gear you would be willing to donate, we are doing our Gear Garage Sale again later this month.  Basically, these newbies can "buy" this donated gear at really cheap, garage sale prices - between $2 and $20 per item.   Instead of paying for the items, we just ask that they donate the amount they would have paid to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as part of their fundraising efforts.

So, if you have some gear you would be willing to donate, please let me know.  I can come pick it up from you in the next few weeks or help cover shipping if  you live far away.  The most desired items right now are winter tech gear - jackets, gloves, cycling jerseys, tights, sunglasses, etc.  We'll be out there training in the cold and snow, so all this stuff will help.

Thanks in advance for your help!  Stay warm!