•on April 27th, 2011
Saturday | May 07 2011 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm | 3820 S. Federal Blvd | Sheridan CO 80110
Look down at your feet… RIGHT NOW. If you don’t have a pair of K-Swiss laced up on your feet, you’re out of the loop. But don’t worry, you can join the rest of us who are paving the way for the K-Swiss epidemic. And watch out, it’s highly contagious. Try a new pair of K-Swiss K-Ruuz and you won’t want to run in anything else. It’s spreading, and it looks like K-Swiss might have a monopoly in the near future in the triathlon world. This company has the biggest names in the sport of triathlon, and it’s continuing to gather more. Don’t miss out. Be a part of something world wide.
Come meet and run with 2010 Ford Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae at KompetitiveEdge on Saturday, May 7th, from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. Show up early and purchase a new pair of K-Swiss Kwicky Blade-Lights for the run. God knows we’ll need every advantage to keep up with Mirinda, even though she promised to take it “easy” on us. The woman smoked a 2:53:32 in her marathon portion of her 2010 Ironman World Championship win. Which, by the way, is the run course record in Kona. Some of us can’t even do that fresh. Attend the K-Swiss Launch Party at KompetitiveEdge and maybe you’ll be on your way to a wicked-fast marathon at the end of your next Ironman with Mirinda’s help. See you there.
•on April 11th, 2011
Participant ribbons: we’ve all got one at one point in our lives. Youth soccer, little league, 4H. I can remember when I first started running track in high school. A blue ribbon represents 1st, red means you placed 2nd, and white is 3rd. Anyone remember what place the PURPLE ribbon is? -A participant ribbon. That’s what it is. It’s like getting last, basically. Something we give children to make them feel like they have accomplished something.
Rack two up for me. One from the Memorial Hermann Kemah Triathlon Festival and another from the Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas, which also served as the U.S. National Championship for Ironman 70.3. Don’t get me entirely wrong. These are very nice medallions, and I’m sure that many participants will be thrilled with them proudly displayed in their homes. But, my “performances” over the last week were sub par to say the least. -Double bogey more likely. At a certain point you get the SNOWMAN. What’s a snowman? That’s an “8″ in golf terms. It’s the way most people play golf. Eight is the maximum number of strokes you can receive on your scorecard. If you play with my brother, he’ll also introduce you to the “toe wedge.” This last week was a swing and a miss. I needed to place top 3 in the amateur field to qualify for my on-road pro/elite triathlon license. I figured that it would come “easy” to me.
You see, God gave me this extraordinary gift with a big, fat bow on top. TALENT. A VO2Max near 80. A abnormally high lactic acid threshold. A ridiculous maximum heart rate. He gift wrapped this present just for me. -I repent. I take advantage of this gift. When things get tough in races I rely on that talent. Here’s the truth boys and girls. Talent only gets you so far in life. At this point in the sport of triathlon I have to stop sandbagging and start racing. Until that day comes, which will be soon, I’ll have those ribbons to act as reminders of my disappointment. Imagine if the participant ribbon you received as a kid read, “You Suck!” instead of “Congratulations!” Do you think kids would give up on sport, or maybe they would sack up and win their championship next year? I’m sacking up.