September 2010 Archives

The Nation's Triathlon Race Report

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My first triathlon was amazing. I've trained for this event for the past five months, with lots of endurance training before hand dedicated to the upcoming Marine Corps Marathon. I am still in awe that I completed the tri and did moderately well! The race report goes through the day before racking my bike and the practice swim as well as the race day. It's rather long, mostly so I can revisit the mental and emotional state I was in for my first triathlon. I tried to capture everything with as much detail as possible...

"German director Björn Richie's film "Keep Surfing" starts with a statement by a Canadian coastguard: "making use of what you have." In Cologne-born Richie's case this was the Eisbach, a small canal flowing through central Munich behind an art museum. The canal flows over a bulge in the streambed which creates a standing wave a good meter (three feet) high and big enough to surf on. Strangely, the stream has also created a surfing culture in the middle of Bavaria. Richie's film, which took him 10 years to make, follows six friends who surf the Eisbach and further afield. On the occasion of the film's release onto DVD on Friday, three Eisbach surfers -- Tanja, Kathi and Simon -- took to the central city wave wearing traditional Bavarian costume."

Trailer (german): (embedding disables...thanks Fox).

Other Videos (English):

September Garmin Forerunner 310XT Giveaway

As I have made my way into marathon running, triathlons, and overall fitness I am constantly on the lookout for information sources. I recently found a great one: DC Rainmaker. A fellow DMV native, his blog is an excellent source of info on products, races, and fitness. Go check it out.

He also runs monthly give away contests, check that out too.