Monthly Archives: March 2010

Soul Food for Lunch

I am fortunate in that I am able to run during my mid day lunch break at work. This is something that I have been doing for probably 20 years if not more. It’s something that helps stabilize me and keeps me somewhat sane. It also really helps work productivity because it is a great way to not only blow off some stress, but also problem solve in a free form and endorphin induced state. When my run schedule gets interrupted, I become a little agitated and a lot anxious and uptight. It’s pretty easy to tell when I have been able to run – and when I haven’t.
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USAT Hosts National Duathlon Festival in Richmond April 24-25

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — For the third consecutive year, USA Triathlon's National Duathlon Festival will return to the scenic city of Richmond, Va., on April 24-25, and USAT - in conjunction with Richmond Sports Backers - is on track for another record-setting number of participants.
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USAT Regional Expo and Meeting

The new multisport season kicks off with the Multisport World Conference and Expo on March 27th at Georgetown Prep in North Bethesda, MD. A production of Sun Multisport Events and developed in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic region of USA Triathlon, Multisport World will be home to the annual USAT Mid-Atlantic membership meeting and offer athletes a line-up of expert-led seminars, hands-on clinics, competitive events, a vendor expo and much more.
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Unassuming Woman Turns Force to Be Reckoned With

Karrie Munkittrick was, in her own words, reserved and unassuming - an artist, wife and mother of two healthy daughters. Then a single event turned her into a one-woman army. Her enemy? Leukemia. Not just any leukemia, but leukemia that attacked her tiny, two-month old nephew, Austin. The entire, extended family pitched in to support Austin, doing whatever they could, and sometimes just being there with him and giving his parents breathing room and time to spend with his big brother, Hunter. But when she wasn't helping in that way, Karrie started thinking about ways to help find cures.
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Motivation and Perspective

I gave a talk today at the Endurance Sports Expo on “Motivation and Perspective”. I attempted to piece together the highlights of the talk into some kind of legible or at least readable format. Hopefully it translates ok. So, here ya go … the key points anyway.
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Triathlons for Women Can Help Any Woman Become a Triathlete

Triathlon legend Sally Edwards has published a newly updated edition of the best-selling women's triathlon training book, Triathlons for Women. For over 20 years, Sally Edwards has cheered, prodded, and even pushed hundreds of thousands of women across the finish line of their first triathlon. This newest edition of Triathlons for Women can help any woman rise to the challenge of beginning a healthier, more active lifestyle.
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Beef & Beer Benefitting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Man of the Year

Come join us for a great time with proceeds going to a great cause, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Evening will include some fun stuff including raffles, door prizes, and more. We need your support in the fight to cure blood cancers; the fight to cure my blood cancer. See you on the 17th. Email me with questions.
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Endurance Sports Expo

I will also be speaking on Saturday at 11:00 AM on the subjects of Motivation and Perspective where we will discuss ways to maintain or restore motivation while keeping your racing and training in proper balance and perspective.
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Perfect Workouts

I am always stressing the significance of functional, body weight strength training routines and how beneficial they are in endurance sports training. A friend of mine, Wayne Kurtz, had the following workouts posted on his recent blog. These are EXCELLENT and you can follow the links for detailed demonstrations.
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World Triathlon Corporation Announces LAVA Magazine Launch

World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), owners of the portfolio that includes Ironman, 70.3, Iron Girl and IronKids brands, announces its partnership with John Duke for the launch of a new magazine. With plans to appear in late summer, the magazine will feature content for the serious and committed triathlete. Initial subscribers will be participants of domestic events within the 2010 Ironman and 70.3 Series. Digital subscriptions are planned for international participants.
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