Tuesday, January 26, 2016

2015 Was A Busy Year

It was not a great blogging year but it was a VERY busy year. 
  • Two 140.6 Ironman
    • Ironman Texas
    • Beach 2 Battleship
  • Two 100 mile cycling races
  • Two 70.3
  • One Goofy (Half Marathon followed the next day with a marathon)
  • One Olympic
A new Ironman PR was made at Beach 2 Battleship.  I smashed it with a 11:46:16. 
Swim:   50:53
T1:       10:02
Bike:     6:07:59
T2:        9:48
Run       4:27:37
Overall: 11:46:16

  Next year I have planned:
  • Best Damn Race 13.1
  • Ironman FL 70.3
  • Ironman Chat

Monday, August 10, 2015

Cyclist Hit By Chunk Of Concrete

Cyclist Hit By Chunk Of Concrete


If you live in Minneapolis watch out and contact the local authorities if you have any information.. 

I would like to say this is rare but I have seen it in Orlando also.  I have had beer bottles thrown at me while cycling AND running.  I seen tacks throw onto the road. Car intentionally try to get close to cyclist.  At IM Chat they had oil and tacks on put on the road.

Watch out and be careful.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Saucony Ride 8 Review

Saucony Ride 8 Review



Yesterday, I had the pleasure of trying on the new Saucony Ride 8 shoes and wow was I impressed!  They shoes are seriously comfortable. 

The Ride 8 is a much more plush shoe that I am use to.  I am use to running almost exclusively in the Saucony Mirage shoe which is a 4mm drop and is a firm and responsive shoe.  Usually plush shoes are not very comfortable on my feet but this is shoe is different.  I found it was not too slug like the other plush shoes I have tried on.  This was a little larger in the toe box than the Mirage 8 but still fit fine.

I did notice a slight difference in the 8mm vs. the 4mm drop that I am use to running it.  It was not a big deal though.  It's just something that I noticed.

They are also slightly heavier (14 grams more) than my current shoe but for a plush shoe I found them surprisingly light.

I have the Silver / Red / Citron model (see photos above) and this is a really cool looking shoe.

This a great overall shoe for someone who can wear a normal fitting shoe.  I highly recommend these shoes.  I they will now become my go to shoe for long training runs!

See other reviews here:
SPECS (From Saucony)
  • Shoe Category: Neutral
  • Pronation: Neutral
  • Cushion: Plush
  • Construction Type: Neutral
  • Surface: Road, Track
  • Arch: High, Normal (Mid)
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Offset: 8mm
    • Heel Stack Height: 26mm
    • Forefoot Stack Height: 18mm

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Garmin Varia Rearview Bike Radar

Garmin Varia Rearview Bike Radar

Edge computer or Varia head unit can show multiple approaching vehicles and indicates the relative speed of approach and threat level.

This is an new an interesting technology I would like to try out.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Cheap Medal Hangers

I got several "honey dos" done this weekend.  One tasks was hanging up both Bonnie and my race medals.  I used a curtain rod and clips.  The total cost was about $30 a piece.  I think they come out pretty nice. Each wall has about 40 medals hanging. 
The hand painted artwork was created
and gifted to us by a fellow Ironman.

Bonnie's has many more medals.  She focused more on marathons
while I focused on 70.3s.