Monday, October 20, 2014

Ironman FL 140.6 IN 11 DAYS

 
 
The countdown is on!!  Only 11 days till my Ironman FL race! 
 
Sorry for the lack of updates.  SO MUCH is going on with me right now.  I have a huge deadline at work.  I'm starting a new company. I'm training for Ironman FL.  I just got done helping coach the local Special Olympics swim team. And being on the board of directors for my Rotary club.  Most work days start at 5 AM and don't stop till its time for bed at 9:30 pm - 11 pm.  I'm so BURNT.  I've never wanted to clean the house and work on the lawn so much in my life.  I never thought I would see the day where I looked forward to doing the dishes. 
 
 
 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Chattanooga Ironman - Tacks, Oil, Dead Bodies?!

Chattanooga Ironman - Tacks, Oil, Dead Bodies?!

Strange things happened at the inaugural Chattanooga Ironman...tacks, oil and a dead body in the water.

"Gallons of shiny silver oil dumped in the riders' path on narrow, two-lane West Cove Road in Chickamauga, Ga"

"Tacks also were scattered at various points on the bike course, causing numerous flats."  This caused nearly 30 flats.

 "Midway through the swim, a voice crackled on the radio: "Water Ops, we have a body in the water on the north side of the river."

Misunderstanding the nature of the call, the dispatcher responded, "You mean a noncompetitive swimmer in the water?" 

"Negative," the rescue vessel responded. "We have an actual body. It is not a competitor. We repeat, it is NOT a competitor. It is a DOA."

Everyone within earshot of a radio shook their heads in disbelief as the swimmers, unaware of what had been discovered across the river, swam on.


Pretty Good Rant About The Oil and Tack Idiot(s)... I would have been much less debonair if I would have written the article. http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/sep/30/iron-tacks-and-liz-baker/


News Sources

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/oct/01/walker-sheriff-helped-route-bikers-around-oil/

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/sep/28/chattanooga-ironman-bike-course-sabotaged-tacks-an/

http://www.nooga.com/167931/photos-the-view-of-ironman-from-the-water/

 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hutchinson Island 70.3 Results

Just a quick summary of my race results from this weekend.  I will post a race review soon.

Hutchinson Island 70.3 Results
Final 5:29:17

Overall: 24/120
Sex: 20/120
Age Group: 5th

Swim: 37:31
  • This was a hard swim I have done
  • I was 16th out of 120 out of the water :-)  Those masters classes are paying off.
Bike: 2:50:47
Run: 1:57:05

Friday, August 29, 2014

I SO WANT ONE!!
IMAGE SOURCE

Buy me one now here!!

This is on my ever growing Christmas wish list!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Triathletes Sabotaged with Thumbtacks

I hate to say it but this happens quite often.  I have personally seen it done in Clermont where I live.  Someone dumped two boxes of tacks in two different locations.

Be careful and watch out while you are cycling.


http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/08/19/triathletes-sabotaged-with-thumbtacks-near-steamboat/

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Metalachi - Something completly Un-TRI related

WARNING 1: This is what happens when you over train for an Ironman...

WARNING 2: Some language in the videos and Metalaci link may not be work safe.

OK, I admit I'm a huge 80's rock/metal fan!!  While watching my normal Dio, Queensryche, Metallica, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, etc YouTube videos I somehow came across something completely new.  It is a band called Metalachi.  The world's first (and only) heavy metal mariachi band. 

These guys ROCK!!  Just image if you threw  "The Three Amigos", Kiss, Motley Crue and Gun N Roses and a few Christmas light covered sombreros in a blender, the result would be Metalachi.  These guys have played at some big name bars (Whiskey A Go Go and the Roxy, etc).  They have a unique "talent."




Below is Metalachi's cover of Master of Puppets, Nothing Else Matters and Winds of Change.  AWESOME!! RADICAL!!



We're Not Going To Take It...
 
Dio Rainbow in the Dark Cover...
 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Catch Up

Sorry for the lack of updates for the two of you who read my blog.  :-) 

I've been slammed with Ironman FL training.  This weekend was 77 miles on the bike and 13 miles running.  The 13 miles running was followed by seven hours of Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure with my family.  I consider that a brick!

Less than 89 days till my Ironman Florida.  This will be my first Ironman full distance event.

Bonnie and I are famous.  We are spotted several time on Ironman's 2013 Appreciation video