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Got Products??

I started a forum post on the http://www.allthingstriathlon.com/ website.... We want to hear from you!

We know what OUR favorite products are, so we are working on getting those on our site for retail! We want to know what YOUR favorite products are!!!

My current project is working on getting Power Bar Products. Do you have ANY idea how many gels one house can go through with TWO people training for Ironman. Yah... it's a LOT!!! And they are not cheap...... Who would think flavored SUGAR could cost so much?
So, tell us what you WANT us to sell!!!

Please go HERE and give us some feedback!!!

Thanks!!

~K

I did it!!!!

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2:10min run. Just under 13 miles... No records broken, but I'm just happy I was able to do it.
I was a little worried because yesterday I was really tight. I did the ice massage, roller and stretched 3 times. I woke up feeling pretty good, but when I started the run I could feel some twinging in my IT. Not at the knee though, above it on the side of my leg. I slowed my pace and just took very careful short steps. About 40mins into the run it all sorted just came together. I picked up the pace a little and felt so much better!

I stopped by home at about 8 miles to get more gel, salt and water... It was starting to get hot out and the sun was getting to me. The second loop was a little rough, and a little slower. It's been a LONG time since I've run that far and my feet and knees were feeling it. Plus, it's been a couple of big build weeks and and after tomorrow's workouts it will be about an ~18hr training week...

BUT, I made it... I feel good (a little soreness) and…

I'm HUNGRY

Seriously. I can't get full. Well, ok, I can GET full, but then like 30mins later I'm hungry again. It started on Tuesday. Now it's Wednesday and I ate lunch :40mins ago, and seriously I'm hungry again. It it wasn't a salad girly type lunch either.

I had.... a pita filled with 3/4 can of tuna fish, some veggie chips (certainly not ONE of the prescribed servings, I'm sure), a piece of mozzarella cheese AND a girl scout cookie.

And, I still have to go down for my session with Daniel. However will I NOT wither away? HA!

2 weeks ago I was barely eating, surviving on something like 800 calories a day cause I felt like such crap. Then I was able to work out again, slowly getting hungry again - then BAM after that 5hr bike ride I got REALLY hungry, and well... it just hasn't stopped!

Good thing my training is gearing up. AND, good thing I've been able to run again! I made it both of my runs so far this week, and I'm hopeful that tomorrow will go well…

We're LIVE

The new website is FINALLY up and running, baring just a few hickups.... Please go check it out, sign up and start playing! You can blog, shop, load/share pictures, check out other triathletes. We will have lots of fun/informative training tips, routes, race reports, product reports etc., as we continue to build the site.

The site isn't JUST for us. It's for everyone. Shane built this site to incorporate pieces about so many other sites that just didn't have it all. A place to put everything we want in one site.

We value your opinions so please send us any thoughts, ideas, etc.

Oh, also a FORUM for questions, classifieds (momo) and anything else you want from it!

Right now we are featuring the Zensah products as a discounted prices, and we will continue to grow our product selection offering OUR favorites, of course!

Enjoy, and please let us know what you think~

http://www.allthingstriathlon.com/

Week 7

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How did we already get through 7 weeks? Hmm, maybe because I slept week 6 away? Yah, that must be it.

Week 7 was tough. Recovering from that flu, upper respiratory crap was really really hard. I'm still not 100%. The good news is that every day I feel a little bit better, the workouts are just more effort than normal, and I've had to slow my paces dramatically due to increased HR and jut plain old lack of energy.
The running started out extremely rough when I made it less than 2 miles on my Monday run, was unable to do Wed's tempo... but things started looking up on Friday. I had 2 A.R.T. treatments and each day had less and less pain. I sure hope this lasts, I'm hopefully, but still scared....
On Saturday S & I had a 5 hour ride scheduled. It was tough. I knew from the get go I was in trouble. My HR was 145 where it is usually 130. Then about 15miles in, after we picked up momo & Jane we were heading up a pretty good climb. I had to pull back from the group to ke…

6 miles!!!

Just wanted to thank you all for your feedback and suggestions! This stupid injury gets me down, and I'm not normally one to let things get to me. It's just frustrating and scary after all I've been through with the other leg...

I had my first A.R.T. session on Wed. Dr. Sherman was very encouraging. I was pretty sore that night and even into yesterday, but adding in ice massages on the knee and up the IT band, today was successful!

I went out thinking I'd make it maybe 30mins. I never had pain, I just kept trotting along, always staying close to my house. I just got back after a successful 60min run! WOOT!

I was slow.... or I ended really slow rather. Guess the week of being sick took it's toll. My HR was 10beats higher (hence slowing down up to a min/mile at times), but I'll take that any day, as long as I can run!!

I'm off to go for my second session with Dr. Sherman! I hope things keep going this way :-) Maybe someday Momo & I can run together…

A.R.T.

Has ANYONE used A.R.T. for IT band issues? After a week of being sick I went out for my run this am. Lungs were on fire so I went pretty slow keeping my HR around 140-145. Just under 2 miles in my stupid left IT band tightened up and I had to turn around and walk back home.

Frustrating as hell.

Pissed off.

Angry.

Throwing a slight temper tantrum to myself.

I walked in the door fuming. I've been doing everything I'm supposed to. Stretch, massage, ice, rest, blah blah blah. This thing has been bugging me since the stupid St. George Marathon.

I got online and called my surgeon. The miracle worker who did my right IT band surgery. I know a bit extreme, but like I said, Frustrated as hell.

While on hold forever, I emailed my friend Diane who deals with IT band issues as well. She swears by her ART guy so I decided I could give him a try.

Frustrated my being on hold so long, I hung up and called the ART guy and made an appt for Wed.

So, my question is.. has anyone else used ART …

The Non Ironman training week.

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Gosh, who'd of believed a week could go by so quickly. Well, when you spend it moving from the bed to the couch and back, it goes by surprisingly faster than you would think!

It's been A WEEK. That's right one whole miserable freaking week since my last workout. Well, minus the wine fest in Sonoma, but jeez already. Honestly, I don't remember the last time that I had this many consecutive days without some sort of exercise. Maybe my IT band surgery several years ago.

Not only have I not exercised, I haven't done ANYTHING. I left the house Tuesday to go to the Dr. I haven't' left it since. I had a fever for 2 days with the worst body aches you can imagine. Then it got worse... I started to cough up my lungs. I feel like I worked out. My abs and back are so to the touch. I look like shit... my house looks like a tornado ran through it. Oh, and I JUST unpacked from this weekend. That was exhausting. Seriously.

About an hour ago I started to feel a little better. …

Please check this out!!!

For all of you who haven't already signed up on our website, and did not see the email sent out, please check this out. It's a quick 4 questions survey and we could really use your help!!

http://ironshane.blogspot.com/2008/03/new-wwwallthingstriathloncom.html

I'm here!!

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FYI - I AM alive, but barely hanging on. :-) Sonoma was absolutely FANTASTIC. The weather was perfect. The company the best. Momo has all of the pictures, so we'll have to wait until she send em out.. but I also have a VERY cool story to share about a "Mark Allen Clone" that we met. Oh, and the red boots. They came out, and EVERYONE loved them, and I was so happy, and then I was walking down the stairs and the HEEL BROKE off!!! Seriously... I need to find a local store to get them fixed... I guess no more drunkin walking around in the boots...
Unfortunately I got sick... and not just a foo foo cold type sick. I've got a fever, and I'm wheezing and I feel like someone is kicking my ass from here to Tucson. Literally. The Doc gave me some antibiotics, but wasn't positive it was bacterial, so I'm giving it a bit before filling the script.... So, unfortunately my training numbers are going to be zilch for this week, until HOPEFULLY the weekend. Usually, I pow…

Week 4 Recap

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Wow, what a week.. Some ups, some downs.. but overall ending pretty good, less the ITband issues.

~16 hours of training (including almost 140miles!!), details included below less a couple hours of strength training.



After the IT band issue on friday, I rested Saturday.. Well kinda. If you consider going out to the middle of NO WHERE at 4:30 am to volunteer for the Ragnar Relay (long story short..... no one, including the coordinator with all our 'stuff" showed up until after 6am... runners not until 7:30) then heading home, showering.... and driving about 50miles to my sisters to help her look at new homes (Finally using my RE license!) and finally getting home at about 5:30 to pick up Shane and go get some food.

Howeva... after a sleeping pill induced 9 hours of sleep I was READY to go on Sunday. It was my longest bike since CDA. 4:15 and a :30 run on my schedule, but I did something SO out of the normal for me. I decided to NOT run and save my It bands. I am very proud of myse…