Saturday, April 6, 2013

Saturday Morning Tri Coffee Reads - April 6

The reason for the water border is I'm trying to wrap my head around the fact that we had 5" of snow Thursday, the fourth coldest March in 60 years, and a month from now I'll be diving into nearby Smith Mountain Lake for my first triathlon of the season. Oh my! But the first order of business is Boston, which is why there will be no edition of this next Saturday. I'll be traveling to the race!

Marathon Meb Out of the Boston Marathon - caused by an unleashed dog lunging at Meb in February causing a small injury :-( His disappointment is palpable, but he does a great job of giving it some perspective. Meb Keflezeghi has always struck me as one of the classiest, most personable, and thoughtful elite marathoners going. Meb, if you are reading, yeah, it pretty much SUCKS and I'm so very sorry. The last two months must have been incredibly frustrating.

Meet one of Glamour Magazine's Top 10 College Women of 2013: Margaret Gilroy - by Katie Sanders. "As the lone brigade training sergeant in charge of freshmen, she hops out of bed at 5:25 A.M. to oversee 1,000 sailors- and Marines-to-be in their workout and inspections. And that’s just her warm-up: The captain of the women’s marathon team, she runs up to 20 miles daily and has 10 marathons under her belt. She’s also cofounder of her local Girls on the Run program." Awesome, Katie!!

Matte Finish vs Glossy Finish Paint by Zane Schweer for Kane Bicycles, April 3, 2013. I'm not a fan of the new black matte finish bikes, but Zane makes a good case for when it might make sense. I don't mind what paint finish you choose, I'm happy to ride past you either way.

100 Reasons You Should Work Out by Nicole Nichols for Spark People, April 8, 2013. And how many reasons can you come up with to NOT work out? Not 100, that's for sure. (Spark People is the site that I used when I lost 25 lbs 5 years ago....yes me.... when I started on this whole journey. It's a great online community!)

6 Seniors Who Make You Wonder What You’ve Done With Your Life (Video) by Care2. Check out the 93 year old yoga teacher, Tao Porchon-Lynch. So happy and full of life. Ahhhh the power of movement to keep the rust off.

Best Race Signs | A collection of the signs that inspire us when we run races. by joggingjeans. Warning: you will get sucked into this and find yourself going back, back, back through posts to look at more and more. Here's a few of my favorites:

How Often Should I Replace My Running Shoes? - by Mario Fraioli, October 22, 2012. It depends somewhat on body type, size, and running style (heavy footed, soft). And if the new models/colors have come out yet....I jest, I jest.

What To Do with Old Race T-Shirts | Peanut Butter Fingers - look at the section on ideas for old race bibs - bags, coasters, jackets? I kind of like my idea - collect them on a safety pin and hang them in my closet!!

my fancy race number collection

100 Reasons You Should Work Out Today by Nicole Nichols, April, 2013. A person couldn't possibly come up with 100 reasons not to work out. Or even 10. Print out and hang up if necessary!
Reasons Not to Stretch - by Gretchen Reynolds for the Well, April 3, 2013. Static stretching is not a good warm-up. I think most of us knew that.

Are You a Quitter? When to DNF in A Triathlon - by Susan Dupont, April 27, 2012. No one goes into a race expecting to DNF but it helps to go through some scenarios and know what you would do "if" and what your priorities are for each race. Read and reflect!

Helle Frederiksen - Professional Triathlete - Check out this Danish phenom's blog and recent video below. She just handily won IM San Juan 70.3 and is definitely one to watch!



Word of advice: don't do a search on "Runner's Feet" in Google images while eating. Very bad idea. Don't ask why I was looking that up.

 love this one.


This was taken at Tri Auckland just a few days ago