Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Curious about that bike question you've been wondering about?
What is the best setup for transitions?

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Schedule and planning...

So my 2011 season is coming together.  Here is what I have so far:
March - Germantown Half Marathon
May - Rev3 Knoxville Olympic, Memphis in May Olympic
June - Dragonfly Sprint
July - Music City Olympic
August - IM Louisville
October - Rev3 South Carolina (maybe)
November - San Antonio marathon (maybe)
December - Memphis St. Jude marathon

As you can see, my schedule is not totally complete, but I am getting close.  I have a plan to focus on certain segments of certain races in my prep for Louisville, which is going to be my "A" race for the season.  I am going to focus on the bike in Knoxville (prep for Louisville hills), the run at the Germantown Half Marathon, and the swim at Music City (to prepare for the non-wetsuit river swim in Louisville). 

I am really looking forward to this season. I will be on a new bike (hopefully soon since I just sold my current bike).  I have changed up my training plan to hopefully eliminate some of this past season's stomach issues.  And I will be doing most of my races with either my best friend, my brother or both.  What a better way to spend the season! 

Keep training and keep smiling...remember, triathlon is a choice we make...not a burden.

Friday, January 14, 2011

And the winner is....

Shannon (IronTexasMommy) is the winner of the TriSwim give-a-way! Congrats! Email me your address and I will get the goods into the mail to you (djscobey99@gmail.com).

Friday, January 7, 2011

Time for a GIVE-A-WAY!

Since so many of you guys are swimming indoors this time a year, I will attempt to do another give-a-way!  I have a few more samples of Tri Swim for those of you battling the chlorine this winter.  This stuff rocks!  I still have a few samples of the shampoo, conditioner body wash and lotion. Winner gets it all!

To find out more about Tri Swim, as well as their other products Foggle and Tri Slide, go to http://www.sbrsportsinc.com/index.html and check them out.

On to the rules. They are actually really simple.  To be eligible to win, you only have to follow to steps.

1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Leave a comment on this posting

Bonus entry option:
1. Who is the founder of SBR Sports, Inc.? Hint-The answer can be found at the above website. Just include the answer as part of your comment.

I will select a winner on the January 14th (next Friday) and will be using a random number generator for the selection (http://www.random.org/).

Good luck to everyone and happy training!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2011 is here and exciting changes are on the horizon...

2010 is in the books and 2011 is here!  Last year was a pretty low key race season for me and the main factor was the birth of our second daughter.  I did a few races, but mainly was under trained for them and did the races with no expectations.  Surprisingly, it was a very enjoyable season.  That might seem like it isn't the right attitude, but I enjoyed the races I did this past year more than I have any other season.  Having said that, I am going to go with this philosophy again in 2011, just without the under trained portion:)

I have a full slate for this year and plan on working my rear off tho be prepared, but in the same breath, I am going to focus on enjoying the event and atmosphere of the races and less on my performance.  I have come to realize that my times will be what they will be (meaning middle of the pack).  The more I stress about how fast I am or how fast those around me are going, the less I will enjoy the sport.  And let's all be honest, the vast majority of us are not making a living racing and are there by our own free will.  If it isn't enjoyable, then why do it? So look for me at one of your races this year.  I'll be the goofy guy in the bright green outfit, sweating profusely, but grinning from ear to ear realizing that I am lucky enough to be healthy and able to compete in this sport.

On to more exciting news....I am getting a new bike!  I will soon be the proud owner of a new Kestrel 4000 with Ultegra components! 

This will be my first tri bike.  I have been racing the past two seasons on a Cervelo S1 in the forward seat position with clip on bars.  Seeing that all my riding (or at least 98%) is for the sole purpose of races or training for races, I decided to take the plunge and get a dedicated tri bike.  Besides looking totally sweet, it sounds like it will have the added bonus of being fast as well.  Check out this review on slowtwitch.

In addition to the new bike, I will be trying several other new products this year including, but not limited to Avia running shoes (http://www.avia.com/endurance/).  Check back later to find out more about the bike and shoes...I'll be doing write-ups and product reviews throughout the year.

Have a great 2011 and see you at the races!