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An olympic race in Sardinia!

Saturday 11 Jun 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Holy brown cow that race was short and tough. A quick race recap the day before another race tomorrow! Sardinia 11 Olympic race was upon me before I knew what was happening. A long flight across the seas from Brasil to catch up with Luke and my beloved Sardinia Tri Campers. All things were amazing in Italy and I got to toe the line at one of my favorite races. Last Saturday turned out to be quite the race with over 25 pro's lining up. ITU/Olympic distance is NOT my specialty but I was keen for the punishment just 6 days post IM Brasil. I rinsed out the race kit and polished the trusty steed. I racked her and placed the recycled non pee Kwicky Blade Lites (clearly did not drink enough in IM B but thats another story) into the transition @ 12 pm. Race kick off was set for 2 pm. Bless the Euro's and their afternoon races. The race went as follows: Swim ... awesome swim and came out 4th just behind some of the ITU chickas!!! Clearly this was going to be the days highlite. T1... mmmm may...

Big Girl Pants

Wednesday 01 Jun 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Well time fly's when you are having fun. Going into Brazil I had 4 full weeks under new coach Siri and 1 week in Texas watching Lukey but still training and one week taper. I knew I was swimming well and running well but I had no idea how the old bike would go post ribs and crash. Turns out the day was comical to say the least but I learnt more about myself and my ability to push than ever before. Here is the days recap. Swim : 58 mins. Sounds great, was good but absolutely bloody terrifying. For the first time in a race I was scared shitless! I got the bejesus kicked out of me and I honestly thought "Oh crap I am going to drown" Some not so chiverous (spelling) gentlemen decided to pull me down and nearly drown me but I decided that this was not how the Memphis Story was going to end. I gathered my composure, grew a pair and got going. I ran through transition like a woman possessed. I jumped on the trusty Scott steed and bolted out of the gates. For all of about 1 mile. I could not...

When life gives you lemons ... make lemonade!

Friday 20 May 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Since my last blog months ago there has been a life overhaul. Somewhere in April I turned 30 something. For my birthday I bought myself a present. A coach. Not just a best friend whom loves me and has helped me write my own programs (Belinda you are the best friend a girl could ask for) but a real full time nazi!!! Jokes, my new coach is no nazi but she is a wealth of knowledge and so passionate she instantly rocks your world. She has had me on her plan for the last 5 weeks and my god I had no idea I could work this hard and feel so good. Siri has an amazing squad out of Borrego Springs and Santa Monica CA. A bunch of my friend are with her and we are a perfect fit. Even though I just spent the last month in Kona with Lukey I got more out of my training and myself than I ever imagined. The ribs have healed and I am fit as. I am so looking forward to Brazil. I will fly down to South America with the other BFF Hillary Biscay on Monday. However before this happens there is a little race...

Crashing

Thursday 17 Mar 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Well sadly I totaled the beginning of my season by having a pretty bad wreck. 3 weeks ago on Saturday I came down hard. I broke 2 ribs and did some pretty bad deep tissue damage. I won't complain though as I thought at the time I broke my pelvis so it could have been worse, much worse. I am getting better by the day but sitting on the sideline for the first 3 races I had planned for the year sucks rotten eggs.IM NZ had to be canned, as with Abu Dhabi and Puerto Rico 70.3. It of course is no use crying over spilled milk so I have picked myself up and flown everywhere to support the hubby. I have weaseled my way into better seats on silly long haul flights to the best of my ability. I have cheered for my friends in 2 of the gnarliest conditioned races so far this year. (if I was going to miss out at least the races were horrible rain @ IM NZ and scorching hot sun @ Abu Dhabi.)The saddest part of this all was the total destruction of my beautiful Scott Contessa. I had to throw her out...

News for the NY

Thursday 10 Feb 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
WWow how time has flown. I could regress and look back over the last few months and tell you stories of what's been going on but most of you have seen my Twitter or Facebook so I wont bore you with the re hashing of Christmas / NY / Jan floods and Perth adventures. Let me just summarize by saying by the time I got to training in the last week of November I was in for some trouble. I had to pay the piper. The off season/wedding extravaganza was in forced due to Luke's injury and man o man did we get FAT! Fast forward to today Feb 10th and I am just 4 weeks out from the beginning of a new season. I am very excited. First up will be IM NZ. Have not been back for a few years and am excited to go see the land of the long white cloud again. Straight after I race there it is off to the wonderous new land of Abu Dhabi for Lukey. I have entered the half race but I am not sure how I will pull up post IM so we will see. Also just one week after Abu Dhabi we jet over to San Juan 70.3. I have...

Bad Memphis but happy Memphis!

Sunday 31 Oct 2010 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Cruzin' in Kona on my Scott Sub 10!Out in the saddle on the Queen K!On the Queen K with Bridesmaid Alice who was also racing.Getting ready for the big day!!!A sneaky champers before the ceremony with my girls!Bridesmaids Alice and Summer!The wedding party!Girls getting girly!Jimmy and memphis get hitched!Well what a busy month. After a broken wheel @ 30kms in IMW I had to abandon my race. I was really bummed but I went back out and cheered on all my friends. It was great to see fellow K-Swisser's Joe Gambles and Gina Crawford take down the wins. I also had the chance to hang with BFF Hillary Biscay. I had a stopover in Chicago and that meant one thing. A massive box of Chicago mix popcorn. Post race Matty Lieto, Maki , Hillary and I smashed that thing. Only a week later and I was off to Cancun to a half IM race. I was entered and fired up but could barely walk with a slice in my foot. I entered, I finished but hell it was not pretty. I finished in a terrible time but dam it I started...

Cows and Corn.

Friday 10 Sep 2010 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Ironman Wisconsin is here. I am in a fabulous homestay with Bethany Collins. She is adorable and has a bit of a menagerie. She has 1 dog and 2 cats. They are fantastic. I love them and they come and sleep with me in the spare room. I am of course covered in fur. Another high lite of this trip is that I will be racing with BFF Hillary Biscay. YEAH!!! She is completing the triple like a wild woman. Challenge Copenhagen, Ironman Louisville, Ironman Wisconsin. HECK. Madison WI is beautiful. Very country. Cows and corn everywhere. I went for a ride of the bike loop the other day and took some of these shots. With only 2 more sleeps I am ready to go. Sans Lukey of course. He is in Bend still training up a storm for Hawaii which is only 4 weeks away. Stay tuned Memphis x

Only 4 more sleeps.

Tuesday 31 Aug 2010 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Only 4 more sleeps till I pack up and abandon Luke. I am off on a "solo" adventure to IM Wisconsin. Well I am not sure how solo it actually is when you are meeting up with BFF Hillary and Mr Cat. Not to mention the K-Swiss crew and Guy Crawford but you get my drift. This will be the first race in ages I am off to on my own. Before I go I must pack up all the ludicrous amounts of stuff I have collected here and put / send and pack it all into whatever categories I deem suitable. I will also hold one last dinner.... Luke, Matty Lieto and Conrad are going to be sitting down to a good old Aussie Lamb roast. Now one does not like to brag but in this case I will. I am a fabulous cook. Quite frankly lamb is my specialty and I will be pulling out all the stops when I whip up this amazing last meal. I will take some happy snaps of said meat when I make it but in the mean time it is Tuesday so not only do I have to go shopping for all the trimmings but I also have to squeeze in the final...

Bend .... How I love you.

Monday 23 Aug 2010 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Well it is now 3 weeks till IM Wisconsin and I am training the house down. I have been in the proverbial box on numerous occasions. What box you ask? The agony box, the hurt locker or the House of Pain. All are basically the same place. The training here is amazing but it is quite the lonely road as I do everything myself. Well kind of. I go to the pool with the boys but don't swim in their lane for obvious reasons. I do the same sets it just take me a little longer. I run my long runs out on the trails at the same time as them only I have to run longer. And a little slower. My friend is my MP3 player and I have spent a small fortune on downloads of late. The Dead Weather keeps me rocking along and my mind of the mountain lions that have been recently reported in the area. My long rides are the same as Lukey's but once again we ride separately but on the same routes. I have managed to make friends with some cool people at the gas station @ Prineville. They think I am crazy and find it...

IM Lake Placid, Mr Cat and promises kept.

Saturday 07 Aug 2010 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Hillary waiting for Mr Cat.Are you going our way?If you zoom in our butt cheeks say "GO CAT"So I felt as though I should write a blog in dedication to a promise made and a promise kept. Once upon a time Miss Hillary rang Memphis and suggested that when we were in Lake Placid supporting our friends Mr Cat and Kate B we should spice things up a little. Hills suggested we cheer in bikini's. "OK I am in." was the reply. Now this sound all good and well but one must take into account a few variables. First Lake Placid is not know for it's sunshine and heat on race day. More like torrential down pour and sideways rain. Clearly this was going to be a chili day. Second I had just spent 6 week in active recovery and on a European eating extravaganza. I was most certainly NOT bikini ready but a promise is a promise. You can not let your best friends down over a bit too much cheese and wine.I was a spotter for the women's race and was escorted around LP by motorcycle rider Jim :) Thanks Jim. Out...

Europe 2010

Friday 06 Aug 2010 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
I loved riding here. It was so beautiful. Valle du Jour.The day Lance fell and lost his chance at the tour.The lead boys about 2km into a 15km climb.The beautiful lake we ran around every day in Valle du Jour.Chris Horner our local Bendite.The early morning was filled with people trying to get a glimpse of Lance.Memphis found a Frenchie friend.Our hotel. Quite charming really.I have no idea how I put 3 kgs on during this trip.At the top of the climb the jumbo TV was awesome.A gift for JJ.After climbing all morning we deserved this burger.

Dear Blog

Thursday 05 Aug 2010 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Dear Blog,Once again I seem to have abandoned you. This usually happens when I travel too much and train heavily. In this case it is both. Since we last hung out I have been to more countries than I care to remember and have swam,rode and run more that I can recall. I will do my best to bring you up to date. Post Morocco we headed back to Spain. Spain to London to see my bff Clare and her man. Stopped off at the Glastonbury festival. Returned to Spain said a sad goodbye to the Marbella crew :( and headed to Italy France and Switzerland for work. There was a load of training and some Tour du France action. Cadel slapped his race number on my ass. I thought I was going to be able to help him to victory but disaster struck the next day and he crashed. As did Lance. The fairy tale was over for this year. But I have a memento that is now stuck on the front of our wedding planner book ha ha ha. I am not your average bride.Valley du Jour was awesome. I burnt off loads of the calories I ate in...

Morocco

Thursday 24 Jun 2010 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
On our day off post X Challenge we headed to Morocco for the day. It was beautiful and interesting and super full on all at once. After hopping off the super speedy ferry we meet up with Abdul our taxi driver/tour guide for the day. He was a lovely man that live in Tanger his whole life. He spoke 5 languages and knew all there was to know about Morocco. Well the North anyways. He showed us around Tanger and told us the history. Then he drove us to Assilah a beautiful seaside town. I absolutely loved Assilah. We stopped for lunch and I had a fish tanjine. The spice was amazing. After lunch we strolled the streets and took 1000 photos. Here are a few. Overlooking the city of Tanger.The ladies of the alleys of Assilah.Look left look right but dont forget to look up. A colorful roof top garden.Painted doors are every where in here.Out of the old city and into the streets for a market feel.Sitting down for fish tanjine.Another beautiful door.And another.This dude parks cars on the side of...

Training in Spain.

Tuesday 22 Jun 2010 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
So with Scarlet dead and Lukey put to the sidelines Lu and I headed for the hills. On our bikes of course. Our fearless leader Gaston took us out for a fantastic ride up into the mountains and through a town called Ojen. I did not have the camera as I did not want a sulking Jimmy back at home. The ride was amazing and beautiful and we sweated up and down for 3 hours or so. I don't want to know how many meters of climbing... too many to think about. The running here is awesome too. Lu and I have been belting up and down the waterfront on this perfect running path. It is only about 9 kms long all up but plenty long enough for us. Up back up and back... you get the picture. Lu is training for IM Regansburg. I am pushing her. She and I are the perfect pace together as I am just getting back some long miles and she is keen to run a sub 4 hour marathon. After a 15km session on Wed and a swim/bike combo Thursday we headed off to Tarifa. The idea was to help set up the X Challenge race...

Italy to Spain and a tragic accident.

Wednesday 16 Jun 2010 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
One might have thought that the fact that Germany smacked us 4-0 in the football would have been enough. Oh no the Germans decided to put the boot in with a 12 hour delay and a completely smashed Scott Plasma LTD. Luke was horrified to open his bike box and discover that Scarlet had been smashed to pieces. Air Berlin shame on you. I have had a scratch or 2 in the past. I have even seen a small dent and this is the price you pay for traveling with bikes but this damage is unbelievable. Honestly this damage is so shocking and I warn viewers to look at the pictures below at their own risk. Luckily for us we have the world greatest sponsor in Scott and Frank the AMAZING has sent Luke a new frame as of today. It should be here by Friday and built by Monday. Scarlet will be sorely missed as she was a 2x Ironman Champ and she had gumption. She was beautiful and she knew it but she was classy and graceful in her acceptance that others would always stare and ogle her. As we sadly strip her down...

More of Sardinia.

Wednesday 16 Jun 2010 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Here are some more pictures from Sardinia Triathlon Camp 2010.OMG here starts the eating festival.Luckily we spent most days riding the most magnificant coastline.I am not sure what I am going on about here but let me give you the tip... I am not giving directions.Memphis hard at work.The roads are perfect and so smooth.The view was rubbish....not!Are you having fun yet Jimmy :) The boys on the track.The other butt belongs to Marcello ... his english was awesome! We talked the whole climb.This is where the swim sessions were held. Clearly the water is perfect.Transitions practice.I love you Daniele Demartis.... Sardinia really is the most amazing place in all the Mediterranean.

Training in Sardinia

Sunday 13 Jun 2010 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Looking over the square at night in the old Town of Caligari.Double Daniele!!!Vanessa, Luke, Elisa and Carlo at a traditional Sardinian dinner.Titsiano raced his first olympic race and was awesome. Luca you are a super star. Four of my favorites. Carlo (the Tim O'Donell look alike), Marchello, Manu and Fabio.Jimmy wins again!The ladies I met before the race :) Luke , Dani and Alessandro. Alessandro is pulling his model pose.Holy Brown Cow thats a big bottle he has there.Elisa, Vanessa and I at the after party.That is not my Mojito I swear.I love you guys and can't wait to come back next year!Happy campers! Luca spoilt everyone with bubbles. Wow what a great week in Sardinia.Luke and I got invited to Sardinia for a training camp with the Triathlonpoint.com team about 6 months ago. We gladly accepted the offer after googling Sardinia and discovering that we had in fact been invited to paradise. The camp was a week long with an olympic distance race at the end of the weekend. Daniele...

Sunday 06 Jun 2010 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
This is the only race photo so far. I love the twins , Justin and Jason.Hillary and Maiki waiting for the awards. No wine yet.The top 10 girls minus the winner ... she had to go home early boo.Top 10 men, please note the extra hansome guy in the middle.Jimmy is a 5 time IM Champ.The after party dinner started with a meat extraveganza.I found some lovely young Brazillian girls to hang out with Joe. He got nowhere. Now this is what I call a race director. Carlos the Great!Rodrigo and I danced all night and then climbed to the "Christo" together in Rio.Ladies who dance.Carlos I love you and I can't wait to get back next year.A vista in Rio.Amazing views.The party is this way.Sand castles are HUGE in Rio."CAT" dry food only.More meat on a stick. I love Fernanda, she is the world's greatest host. We can never thank her enough.A Favela. In here we ate, we drank and we danced the Samba.23 times Hawaii Fernanda.The love birds. Hurry up and hit that s*@t.The Christo, getting a face lift.Don't...

IM Brasil

Sunday 06 Jun 2010 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
WOW what an amazing event. First I should mention a MASSIVE thank you goes to Kenny Glah and his Endurance Sports Travel. Kenny had us completely taken care of from the second we landed. Now normally I love the travel and adventure that a new country brings however in all honesty Floripa would have been a struggle with the language issues. Taking into account the logistical worries of transporting the both of us and our stuff I am not sure I would have managed. Yes even I might have had a hard time as nearly NO english is available. In saying this Ken has put together the most amazing tour with literally hundreds of competitors traveling with Endurance. This tour experience was nothing short of FANTASTIC. Everything was organized and well planned out. From the transport and hotels to the after party Ken and his team were unbelievable. Now onto the race report. I will keep it short and too the point. Good swim, 2 loops in a nice timely fashion = happy girl. Great bike also 2 laps. Super...

Brasil 2010

Wednesday 26 May 2010 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Jimmy getting his Brasil on!This is a beautiful outlook from the run course.Swim Beach.T1/T2 Someone told me that this run course was flat but we run UP this little gem.The finish line is starting to take shape.I think Maiki has a smaller butt than I do... bummer!Hillary and I did not stop talking all ride.Espresso no? Well after the epic flights I am surprised at how great we pulled up. I was worried we would be out of wack but strangely not!. The first day was a small swim, bike , run. Getting to know a new place is always fun. Jimmy took us on a wild goose chase and his penalty was 2 flat tires. I suggested it was that he was too hefty (joking he is skinny as a rake) and he blew his wheel out. The course looks super fun and beautiful to boot. I am not even sure the pictures do it justice. The biggest news was today Hillary and Maiki arrived straight from last weekends IM Lanzarote. They are nuts. Well Hillary is nuts as she is racing again this weekend. Maiki is not so crazy and he...

In Transit.

Sunday 23 May 2010 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Not all super long plane trips have to be painful. Today we arrived in Miami after the overnight from our Hawaiian home. Bye Hawaii, Hello Freaks of Miami. The best bit about this place is the architecture. No seriously the beaches are beautiful but the people that walk and stalk along here are just plain hideous. Today Lukey and I walked around Miami and spent a few hours tanning on the beach. In our three weeks in Hawaii we never once took a day to lay on the beach.... too busy training. I realized that I had some god awful tan lines. Truthfully I am quite proud of them but in reality they are NOT sexy. A couple of hours in the sun and we felt like we were getting a little crispy. We headed over to the main drag for some lunch. We spent the next hour and a half killing ourselves at the Miami posers. OMG there were all shapes and sizes and more camel toe than one girl ever needs to see in a day. At one stage the tears of laughter were rolling down our cheeks as the parade of weirdo's...

Thursday 20 May 2010 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Trying out the new race kit. Today I took the IM Brazil kit out for a spin. It fit like a glove and is super comfy. K-Swiss are killing it with our custom kits for the pro's this season. I think the last two team kits are available on line. www.k-swiss.com. If you want to order some stuff my personal friends and family code is BALDING10-02 and you can use it to order stuff for 40 per cent off this month. I just bought my dad a spiffy new run kit and shoes so you will see him prancing along Alii drive in October. Stay tuned Memphis x

Hawaii Camp 2010

Tuesday 18 May 2010 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Another beautiful afternoon.I love sunsets!On my way up Hawi.A pit stop to re fuel.Kickin it with Jimmy.Before our morning open water swim.Brining in the EPIC5 boys Jason Lester and Rich Roll. 5 Ironmans in 5 days on 5 Hawaiian Islands. EPIC !!!!!!!It has been 2 weeks since we got here. My my time flies when you are smashing yourself. Not only have we been training the house down but we have been getting the finer points of the wedding sorted. VERY exiting! Here are some shots from the last two weeks.

Things I love about this place.

Friday 07 May 2010 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Powerbar is the best... do you think we have enough stuff for 18 days? At least we don't have to re order in October.Big George's Gym Pacific Island Fitness1. Board Short runner. Big hunky island boys running along Alii in board shorts. No Lycra here. Just tribal tats and boardies.2. An abundance of coffee. Every where. 3. Sunsets. Amazing really and it's not till you get back here that you realise how much you missed them. 4. Swimming with dolphins in the AM. Magic, you have to do it in Kona bay to know the thrill. 5. Pacific Island Fitness. Big George my man. Every visit we go straight to PIF and get a membership. I freak the big Island lads out. They see me come in and 2 and a half hours later they walk by asking if "I am still on there?" 6. Fresh farmers market Pineapple. 7. Warm weather. It's never cold here. 8. Costco.... bulk buying at it's best. 9. Care packages from our amazing sponsors. They understand that it is impossible to travel with everything these days and they send...


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Florianopolis, Brazil

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Ironman Cairns

Cairns, Australia

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Ironman France

Nice, France

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Port of Tauranga Half

Tauranga, New Zealand

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Albany Half

Albany WA, Australia

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Hell of the West

Goondiwindi, QLD, Australia

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Challenge Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

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Wells New Plymouth Half

New Plymouth, New Zealand

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Coles Bay Half

Coles Bay, TAS, Australia

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Challenge Philippines

Subic Bay, Philippines

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Huskey Long Course

Huskisson, NSW, Australia

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Supertria 113

Piriápolis, Maldonado, Uruguay

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70.3 Pucon

Pucon, Chile

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70.3 Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand

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70.3 South Africa

Buffalo City, South Africa

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70.3 Geelong

Geelong, Australia

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70.3 Subic Bay

Subic Bay, Philippines

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70.3 Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Monterrey, Mexico

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Oceanside, California, United States

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Challenge Family & MaccaX announce global partnership

Challenge Family & MaccaX announce global partnership

Thursday 18 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

Challenge Family and MaccaX have announced a multi-year partnership between the world’s fastest-growing long-distance triathlon series and the online coaching platform run by two of triathlon’s most successful athletes ever, Chris “Macca” McCormack and Belinda Granger. This partnership will see all of the Challenge Family’s 44 full and half distance triathlons offer MaccaX custom training plans from 2015 on, delivered through interactive calendars on-line and on mobile devices. more

2015 XTERRA Ontario Series Announced

2015 XTERRA Ontario Series Announced

Wednesday 17 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

The Element Racing team out of Ontario, Canada will host three races in the province this year and deliver 20 qualifying spots for amateurs into the 20th XTERRA World Championship race to be held November 1, 2015 at Kapalua, Maui. more

2016 & 2017 WTS Grand Final hosts revealed

2016 & 2017 WTS Grand Final hosts revealed

Wednesday 17 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

Following the final Executive Board meeting of the year, ITU today announced that Mexico will host the 28th edition of the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in 2016, while Rotterdam will organize the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final. more

Give the Gift of Kona

Give the Gift of Kona

Tuesday 16 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

This holiday season, for the first time ever, IRONMAN is adding one more chance for athletes to win a Kona slot through the Give the Gift of Kona drawing. The winner will be given one (1) FREE slot to the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship and a FREE VIP package for two (2) people on race day. Entries for the Give the Gift of Kona drawing are on sale now, and registration will close on Wednesday, January 1, 2015 at 05.59 am EST. more

Andreas Dreitz 2nd place with a world record performance at Challenge Bahrain

Andreas Dreitz 2nd place with a world record performance at Challenge Bahrain

Monday 15 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

At 7:30 local time, the Challenge Bahrain starts and a tough fight with a world-class field and hard conditions began. More than 1000 participants were fighting for a record prize money of 500,000 US dollars. With a sensational live stream the event was followed by thousands of triathlon fans worldwide. The middle distance race in Bahrain was started in the Bahrain Bay next to the landmark the World Trade Center. The bike course went along of the stunning island of Muharraq Iceland more

Performances of the Year, Part 2: Daniela Ryf's Remarkable Year

Friday 19 Dec 2014
The Swiss Olympian was on fire in 2014, taking a world title along with two full-distance wins.

TriathlEats: Winter Turkey Burgers

Friday 19 Dec 2014 Bethany Mavis
Photo: Echard Wheeler The outdoor grill might be retired for the season, but you can still get your home burger fix with this flavor-packed recipe. Ingredients 1 onion, finely diced ½ cup celery, finely diced 3 pounds ground turkey 1 6-ounce packet gluten-free chicken-flavored stuffing mix 2 eggs ½ cup dried cranberries, finely chopped ½ cup walnuts, finely chopped ½ cup bacon, finely diced ½ cup crumbled feta cheese Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat a skillet and cook the bacon until the fat renders out, then add the onion and celery and cook until opaque and soft. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Place ground turkey, feta cheese, bacon, onion and celery mix, stuffing mix, cranberries, walnuts and eggs into a bowl and mix thoroughly. Form mixture into approximately 16 patties. Note that these will not shrink like beef patties, so ensure they are the size you require. Place on a greased baking tray and spray the top with olive oil spray. Bake until clear juices run from...

Med Tent: How To Fix Sciatica

Friday 19 Dec 2014 Triathlete.com
Photo: www.shutterstock.comThe Symptoms Lower-back pain and shooting pain down the back of one or both legs, sometimes to the toes. It may worsen with sitting or bending forward. With piriformis-based sciatic problems, the pain hits the lower back and/or buttocks, sometimes feeling as if it’s deep inside the buttock muscles. It may be too painful to sit on the affected side. The pain and/or tingling can radiate down the back of the upper leg as well. What’s Going On In There? Sciatic pain comes from irritation of the sciatic nerve, a thick, ropelike nerve comprising several nerve roots in the lumbar (lower) spine that merge into one. Technically, sciatic pain is caused by irritation of this nerve after the nerve roots join together. Sciatic pain can come from two very different sources: the spine and the hip. Nerve roots, which are small branches of the spinal cord that exit at each level of the vertebrae and divide into smaller branches, are often pinched by a bulging or herniated...

2014 Triathlete Holiday Gift Guide: Books

Friday 19 Dec 2014 Triathlete.com
A variety of training and lifestyle books that will intrigue any endurance enthusiast. As the Crow Flies $39.95, Velopress.com Five-time world champion Craig “Crowie” Alexander’s released his first book, As the Crow Flies, which, in his own words, traces his journey to becoming the first-ever double world champion in 2011 (by winning both the Ironman and 70.3 world championships in the same year) and to his first sub-eight-hour Ironman performance in early 2012. Though he’s well known as a private family man, the book gives readers an intimate look into how Alexander balances his training, traveling, racing and family life through not only the writing but also the stunning black-and-white photography. Read an excerpt here. The post 2014 Triathlete Holiday Gift Guide: Books appeared first on Triathlete.com.

How Do I Break Up With My Triathlon Coach?

Friday 19 Dec 2014 Triathlete.com
Photo: www.shutterstock.comDear Coach: I’m about to hire a new coach, but what if we start working together and I decide I want to break up? Managing the relationship with a triathlon coach can be a little like dating. Here’s my best advice to avoid a messy breakup. Before You Get Started Remove preconceived notions: You need time to establish a connection and sort out communication styles — try a minimum of three months. Making arbitrary deadlines in your mind — “If I don’t win my next race after hiring this coach, I’m done” — isn’t logical or fair. Set expectations up front: How often will you communicate? Review his coaching philosophy before you hire him — does it mesh with your own beliefs and experiences? If not, are you truly willing to try something different? Agree on an end point: If your goal race is four months away, identify up front that you plan to rest and reassess for the next race after its successful completion so you don’t feel obligated to someone...

An olympic race in Sardinia!

Saturday 11 Jun 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Holy brown cow that race was short and tough. A quick race recap the day before another race tomorrow! Sardinia 11 Olympic race was upon me before I knew what was happening. A long flight across the seas from Brasil to catch up with Luke and my beloved Sardinia Tri Campers. All things were amazing in Italy and I got to toe the line at one of my favorite races. Last Saturday turned out to be quite the race with over 25 pro's lining up. ITU/Olympic distance is NOT my specialty but I was keen for the punishment just 6 days post IM Brasil. I rinsed out the race kit and polished the trusty steed. I racked her and placed the recycled non pee Kwicky Blade Lites (clearly did not drink enough in IM B but thats another story) into the transition @ 12 pm. Race kick off was set for 2 pm. Bless the Euro's and their afternoon races. The race went as follows: Swim ... awesome swim and came out 4th just behind some of the ITU chickas!!! Clearly this was going to be the days highlite. T1... mmmm may...

Big Girl Pants

Wednesday 01 Jun 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Well time fly's when you are having fun. Going into Brazil I had 4 full weeks under new coach Siri and 1 week in Texas watching Lukey but still training and one week taper. I knew I was swimming well and running well but I had no idea how the old bike would go post ribs and crash. Turns out the day was comical to say the least but I learnt more about myself and my ability to push than ever before. Here is the days recap. Swim : 58 mins. Sounds great, was good but absolutely bloody terrifying. For the first time in a race I was scared shitless! I got the bejesus kicked out of me and I honestly thought "Oh crap I am going to drown" Some not so chiverous (spelling) gentlemen decided to pull me down and nearly drown me but I decided that this was not how the Memphis Story was going to end. I gathered my composure, grew a pair and got going. I ran through transition like a woman possessed. I jumped on the trusty Scott steed and bolted out of the gates. For all of about 1 mile. I could not...

When life gives you lemons ... make lemonade!

Friday 20 May 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Since my last blog months ago there has been a life overhaul. Somewhere in April I turned 30 something. For my birthday I bought myself a present. A coach. Not just a best friend whom loves me and has helped me write my own programs (Belinda you are the best friend a girl could ask for) but a real full time nazi!!! Jokes, my new coach is no nazi but she is a wealth of knowledge and so passionate she instantly rocks your world. She has had me on her plan for the last 5 weeks and my god I had no idea I could work this hard and feel so good. Siri has an amazing squad out of Borrego Springs and Santa Monica CA. A bunch of my friend are with her and we are a perfect fit. Even though I just spent the last month in Kona with Lukey I got more out of my training and myself than I ever imagined. The ribs have healed and I am fit as. I am so looking forward to Brazil. I will fly down to South America with the other BFF Hillary Biscay on Monday. However before this happens there is a little race...

Crashing

Thursday 17 Mar 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
Well sadly I totaled the beginning of my season by having a pretty bad wreck. 3 weeks ago on Saturday I came down hard. I broke 2 ribs and did some pretty bad deep tissue damage. I won't complain though as I thought at the time I broke my pelvis so it could have been worse, much worse. I am getting better by the day but sitting on the sideline for the first 3 races I had planned for the year sucks rotten eggs.IM NZ had to be canned, as with Abu Dhabi and Puerto Rico 70.3. It of course is no use crying over spilled milk so I have picked myself up and flown everywhere to support the hubby. I have weaseled my way into better seats on silly long haul flights to the best of my ability. I have cheered for my friends in 2 of the gnarliest conditioned races so far this year. (if I was going to miss out at least the races were horrible rain @ IM NZ and scorching hot sun @ Abu Dhabi.)The saddest part of this all was the total destruction of my beautiful Scott Contessa. I had to throw her out...

News for the NY

Thursday 10 Feb 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (AMANDA)
WWow how time has flown. I could regress and look back over the last few months and tell you stories of what's been going on but most of you have seen my Twitter or Facebook so I wont bore you with the re hashing of Christmas / NY / Jan floods and Perth adventures. Let me just summarize by saying by the time I got to training in the last week of November I was in for some trouble. I had to pay the piper. The off season/wedding extravaganza was in forced due to Luke's injury and man o man did we get FAT! Fast forward to today Feb 10th and I am just 4 weeks out from the beginning of a new season. I am very excited. First up will be IM NZ. Have not been back for a few years and am excited to go see the land of the long white cloud again. Straight after I race there it is off to the wonderous new land of Abu Dhabi for Lukey. I have entered the half race but I am not sure how I will pull up post IM so we will see. Also just one week after Abu Dhabi we jet over to San Juan 70.3. I have...

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