Monday, January 28, 2008

max performance

Good afternoon everyone. I just came back from a bike ride and I am so happy. I thought it was too cold prior to going but I realized that I am tougher than I thought. It was not that cold. We started in about 30 something degrees and except for my fingers and toes that is not bad. I have always been able to run at any temp but cycling I just have not even tried. I rode with Larry Holt and I enjoyed the company. For your information he now sells tri stuff at Ken Combs Running Store, clothes and gear, so keep that in mind if you need anything.
I need good gloves and foot covers...then my ride would be perfect!
As a race director I always feel like I am learning about my job. I feel I grow each year in knowing what I should do. I realize how important our sponsors are. Without them there would not be a race. I just want to say thank you to all that support us, especially Larry for all he has given and done.

Max Performance Tri race one, a.k.a. Polar Bear Tri, is Sunday. It is not going to be that cold out so a great time to practice you transitions!!! This race is sponsored by Max Performance physical therapy and sport rehab center. Alice Creque is wonderful and does so much for our community. If you get a chance introduce yourself to her Sunday.
Tom Wagner, who owns Main Street Bikes will give bike support.
Mckinnley's Sandwhich Shop donates bread.
If you want to volunteer please give me a call.

Have a great day and enjoy a ride.


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

hi everyone!!!
i think i must be a terrible blogger. i noticed today that a lady wrote a comment in oct. and i never responded. i am sorry. i actually did not notice that i could get comments and that i could respond back. i will do better.
feb. 16 is lovin' the hills. this is a cherokee road runners race and this year we are helping. the trail store is the sponsor this year. there will be packet pick up at the trail store feb.15 10-7 as well as the morning of the race at jefferson memorial forest. if you come to otter creek and enjoyed the race i think you will like this as well. there is a 15 miler and a 50k. i have always loved this race, and if i can figure out how to direct and run i will. this race offers i recommend trail shoes here. otter creek is very runable this is different. you may have to walk up a steep hill ( just think of the great down hills!).
check out the lovin' in the hills web site and if you have any questions please ask.

max performance races are coming soon. these are great beginner race or just for practicing. last year it was 11 degrees for the polar bear!!! i was sooo impressed with all the people that came. there always seems to be a competitive crowd for these race. max performance physical therapy in shelbyville is the sponsor for these races. and the proceeds go to our wonderful family activity center. we are very liucky for a small community to have such a place!

as for me it is a new year with new beginnings. i am a goal setter and always excited about a new start. this year i plan to not lose my glasses during transition of the ironman. i also hope to master the swim. i am an old school swimmer and rotating my hips is quite a chore, but i am working on it. i hope to take 10 minutes off last years time. of course, the bike is my worse sport. as much as i try i just do not seem to get better. lucky for me i ahve many great friends that are willing to help me. i am always in the back of the pack though and it is hard to feel like you hold others up. i just have to work harder!!! whatever your goals are, do not give up. we have a whole year to conquer what may seem impossible.
good luck and happy training