Well it took four tried but finally I held on to win the Rev3 Knoxville Triathlon.
The first time I did it I was coming off a big win and St Anthony's and people were talking about me being the…Continue
Added by Cameron Dye on May 7, 2013 at 8:42pm — No Comments
Normally I would not be pleased with much of anything about a 7th place finish. The old line if you ain't first your last, isn't really the truth, but generally good races land you on the podium. This however wasn't the case in the super stacked field that assembled in St Pete for this past weekends 30th running of the St Anthony's Triathlon.
St A's is a special race to me because it was my first big win as a pro 3 years ago. It is considered a "spring classic" in the sport,…Continue
Added by Cameron Dye on April 30, 2013 at 8:34pm — No Comments
I ran the BB&T Gate City Half Marathon this weekend in Greensboro, NC. Melissa Fourrier, the race director, did an excellent job of hosting both the half marathon and 8K "elite" athletes, and the organizaton was second to none. I ran this same…
Added by Peyton Hoyal on April 10, 2013 at 1:11pm — No Comments
This past Sunday was the first race in the 2013 Lifetime Fitness Series down in Miami, at the Nautica South Beach Triathlon. It is a race that I have won in the past and a yearly start to my domestic race season. This year I was excited to get down there and race after a bit of a lay off post Auckland, and some really good weeks of training.
However, in racing as in life, wise words I know, there are some things that are simply out of your control. No matter how hard I…Continue
Added by Cameron Dye on April 9, 2013 at 9:29pm — No Comments
Loading up on FE products for the start of the season. Favorites: Cappucino Ultragen, EFS Lemon Lime, Multi V, Kona Mocha Liquid shot. Looking forward to a successful 2013. Thank you FE !
Added by Chris Coffin on March 3, 2013 at 6:46pm — No Comments
This past weekend was the Auckland 70.3. I went into it with a solid plan and some decent fitness and came out with a decent result and a lot of lessons learned. Below is how I approached the race nutritionally, based on training experience and what I use in olympic distance races as a guide.
Night before- I normally go with Hawaiian pizza, but not knowing how my stomach would feel the next morning with a lot of cheese I decided to go with an old stand by in chicken, pasta,…Continue
Added by Cameron Dye on January 21, 2013 at 8:37pm — No Comments
Whenever you complete a race, some of the first things that tend to pop into your mind are the errors that you made out on the course and the things that you could have done differently to achieve a better result. It seems to be human nature to reflect on the negative rather accentuate the positive.
I am no different. My mind immediately wanders back towards what could have been improved and the mistakes that I made. But in some instances, the sheer number of obstacles that…Continue
Added by Justin Park on January 18, 2013 at 6:59am — No Comments
I know many (most...) of the athletes reading this blog work full time either in an office, in the field, or from home. We somehow juggle family, social commitments, work, sleep, and training into an ever-decreasing 24hr window, but often at the detriment of our athletic health and performance. This will be just a quick post about you can stay on top of your nutrition and training while working from 9am-5pm (or later) without regressing in fitness or health. Hopefully the below advice will…Continue
Added by Peyton Hoyal on December 28, 2012 at 4:49pm — No Comments
A viable nutrition plan is vital to daily life and race-day performance. Beginning in the late fall of 2009, I started using First Endurance as my ‘go-to’ nutritional products for supplementation. I’ve become increasingly aware of just how good I feel when fueling properly, and First Endurance is to thank for that! Thank you First Endurance! I use four different products on a regular basis: OptygenHP, MultiV, Ultragen, and EFS drink. Here’s a brief…Continue
Added by Duncan Callahan on December 4, 2012 at 8:52pm — No Comments
I have heard it said that one of the hardest things after you lose someone is going back to work. I would have to agree.
A little over a week ago I lost my Mom. She was only 63 and my biggest supporter. I was only gone from the training environment for a little over a week but when it came closer to returning to the training center I started to feel sick, and nervous about the whole thing. The rational side of me could not understand why I should feel such a way especially since I…Continue
Added by Kerry S on November 30, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments
In the summer of the Sydney Olympics (year 2000 for those who forgot) I saw rowing for the first time. I mean, I had SEEN rowing before, but for some reason this time I truly saw the sport and had an attachment to it. The only explanation I have for my sudden interest was that I was ready.
Growing up I was always active and I am pretty sure I was made to be an athlete. My chubby frame may not have said it, but my love for food sure said I was born to ride the lactate high. But…Continue
Added by Kerry S on November 13, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments
The phrase that serves as the title of this blog cannot be underemphasized. And for a long time, I have been aware of the significance of a good night’s sleep and conveyed the message accordingly to anyone who listened. But it wasn’t until a series of events transpired that I truly began to understand the destructiveness of inadequate sleep.
It all began at a consultation with a new medical specialist. As I mentioned in my previous post, this particular doctor had a knack for…Continue
Added by Justin Park on November 5, 2012 at 7:21am — No Comments
So here we are, three months since I committed to taking a break from training and racing to allow my body sufficient leeway to rest and recover in the hopes of returning to full health. It’s been an unpleasant period of time, I must admit, since sitting around doing very little to better your performance and career has a way of making you feel like a bit of a waste of space. Deep down, I know that a break from competition and consistent training is the only way that I can actually get back…Continue
Added by Justin Park on November 3, 2012 at 7:33am — No Comments
It is official, a new Olympic cycle has begun for the Canadian Rowing team. To be exact we started a couple of weeks ago but it seems to just be getting into the gritty stuff. After a race in Boston 2 weekends ago, The Head of the Charles regatta (Nascar of racing), we settled or rather jumped right into the waters of blood sweat and tears, literally.
Many athletes do not realize it, but rowing, like many sports actually includes these three things at fairly regular intervals. In…Continue
Added by Kerry S on October 31, 2012 at 3:54pm — No Comments
For being the biggest race of my life, I think I slept well the night before, waking about once an hour. The alarm went off at 3:50am and I was immediately out of bed with no desire to sleep more.
Janee dropped me off near the start, I got body marked, weighed (I believe if they suspect you need an IV afterward they'll weigh you again to see how much of a deficit you have), and prepped my bike. There really wasn't very much to do except put my bottles on the bike and pump the tires -…Continue
Added by Josh Terwoord on October 29, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments
I have spent the last 3 years chasing that statement.
Racing almost every Toyota Cup race in an effort to both succeed at that race, but more importantly stack up enough points to be able to crown myself the Cup…Continue
Added by Cameron Dye on October 9, 2012 at 1:51pm — No Comments
1/2 Liquid Shot + water and Pre Race 10 min prior to swim start
1 liquid shot + 20oz water on bike
rinse mouth with sports drink on course for run.
Ultragen and HOT chicken broth post race.
Added by Eric Limkemann on October 8, 2012 at 12:41pm — No Comments
This past weekend was a race I had been looking forward to most of the year, but most definintely since my bad race at HyVee a month ago. It was gonna be my time to prove to the world and myself that all the hard work I had put in wasn't a waste.
I really like the LA course, and have had good success there in the past including last years win. I also really like that it is a morning race, which if you have been following along I like much more than afternoon races. Lots less time to…Continue
Added by Cameron Dye on October 2, 2012 at 7:48pm — No Comments
1 Serving EFS/Pre-Race before swim
8 servings EFS on bike in 80 oz water (4 bottles, one with a scoop of pre-race)
3 servings LS (2 mocha, 1 vanilla) mixed with water in Shiv Bladder
1 LS with coke/water during run
roughly 2500 cal in 9 hours.
Race time: 8:41, 4th place
This weekend, I was in Sandusky, OH for the ironman distance Rev3. I'd had this race circled way back in January as a key race for the season, so I…Continue
Added by Eric Limkemann on September 11, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments
Autumn is here. The trees are beginning to change in earnest. The air is crisper, cleaner, sharper and the mornings are colder, as evidenced by my Thursday morning run with a 29 degree temperature at the start. (Callahan kitchen digital thermometer). With the advent of autumn, many changes are taking shape. For one, this week marked the start of me working in my new position at Western State Colorado University. I have…Continue
Added by Duncan Callahan on September 10, 2012 at 6:41am — No Comments