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#1 crazytigerrabbitman

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:36 PM

Here are my main competitions for the 2012 year:First, I have to survive the summer training: http://fatandthefurious.wordpress.com/

For example, I did another tire drag along the quiet, gravelly Matthews Road in Sherkston today. Mid-pull, I passed by a farmer's field with a single donkey in it. The donkey was looking at me through the fence dragging my huge ass tire in the blazing sun as if to say: "...and they call me an ass?"

Touche, Mr. Donkey...touche.

#2 little frog

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:04 AM

(((hairlesstigerrabbitman))) .. nice line up

#3 crazytigerrabbitman

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 10:19 PM

Completed the Toronto Triathlon Festival this afternoon as my last "tune up" race before Ironman in September. I got to time trial along the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Pkwy and surged past the CN Tower, Rogers Center, and the rest of the downtown Toronto core. Quite the opportunity. So, for a 40 year old I finished 13th out of 59 other comptetitors and 105th out of 495 over all with a 1500m swim (23:45), a 40k bike (1:10:04), and a 10k run (47:08 - a personal off-bike run at that distance). Finishing time:1:24:12.

http://edge.raceresu...134298158913000

I feel very blessed to be getting healthier, faster, and stronger in my "old age". 40 may just be the next 25!

I have some long training days ahead yet including two 8 hour non-stop simulation race days to survive yet, as well as a fun day as part of relay team with two 16 year old (Team name: "We're with Him"), and then it's off to Tenby, Wales to test the last four years of blood, sweat and pain. God help me.

#4 crazytigerrabbitman

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

Ironman Wales successfully completed:

Part I: http://fatandthefuri...wales-prologue/
Part II: http://fatandthefuri.../ironman-wales/
Part III: http://fatandthefuri...wales-epilogue/
Got the tattoo: http://fatandthefuri...12/10/06/m-dot/
Race Pix: http://fatandthefuri...-in-retrospect/

I've decided now to commit to another 4 year plan to qualify for the World Championships in Kona come 2017: http://fatandthefuri...operation-kona/

This year, however, I'm going back to short course racing (Olympic distance) to refocus on speed and get back to serious competition mode. Too boot, I'll be colunteering and completing a 1000 kilometer charity bike ride around Lake Ontario with my sweetheart in July and then, maybe, the option to attempt one other long course triathlon come October (100 miles) if I'm still fit and able.

Next year, it'll be back to Iron distances with the focus on marathon running specifically. That's right...I've got a new plan, Stan. Time to get on the bus, Gus....etc.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

:clapping:

#6 Tim the Beek

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:34 PM

Nice!

Hadn't seen this thread before, and the title first looked like 2012 Goats to me. :funny1:

#7 crazytigerrabbitman

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:34 PM

I'm doing my best to get back on the wagon and reinvent myself next race season as a short course speed demon.  Oi vay.  My Iron-legs are not used to turning over so quickly anymore so it's going to be another long uphill battle this off-season. 

 

Basically, I'm looking forward to more "fun events" including the 940k 'Tour du Lac' charity bike ride around Lake Ontario, potentially swimming with a relay team across Lake Ontario, and participating in some Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons for shits n' giggles.  My premiere A-Race event is slated to be the Cayuga Lake Triathlon in Ithaca.  Any local area boardies wanna test themselves?



#8 TEO

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

I could possibly be persuaded to be part of the cheer leading team.  



#9 Ginger Snap

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

ra ra shish boomba! I have the most awesome image of TEO and splits and pom poms.I'll not soon let that go. :gingersnap:



#10 crazytigerrabbitman

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:00 AM

Update:

 

Sucessfully completed two swim/bike competitions so far this year (finished 1st and 2nd respectively) and finished my first spring triathlon last week, despite a craptacular run.  The good news is that there was no pain so I'm figuring that means I have the green light to get back to my regular run training. 

 

First, however, I have this little commitment of completing 940k around Lake Ontario next week as part fo the Tour du Lac.  I have promised to get Kelly around come hell or high water, not to mention whatever other riders happen to be at the back with us.  Yes, it's going to be a long seven days of pushing, pulling, and encouraging others around the near thousand kilometer distance.  I do LOVE sweep riding, but it's not without it's own challenges.  Namely - the time in the saddle.  I can cycle the 180k routes in under five hours but, as a sweep rider, I'll be looking at 8-10 hours in the saddle depending on how long it takes everyone else.  This is going to be a unique opportunity/challenge unlike any other.

 

Once this is done, it's back on the triathlon training plan and getting geared up for the Thousand Island Triathlon in Brockville, Ontario.  It's know to be atough course, but well suited for my particular skills, namely, competing in adverse conditions.  I'm going to have little less than a month to toughen up appropriately though and I'm counting on my legs being cycle fit by that time after the Tour, so the focus will be on off-the-bike running and maintaining my reestablishing my current swim fitness after a week off.  When that's done...I'm considering kickstarting my long distance training by preparing for a full marathon come the new year in an effort to get back into the Ironman circuit come 1014. 



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:25 PM

Part One of our 'Tour du Lac' adventure around Lake Ontario:  http://fatandthefuri...-du-lac-part-1/

 

WARNING:  This post may contain brief nudity and scenes of a grpahic nature.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:22 PM

Posted Part 2 (of 3) today:  http://fatandthefuri...-du-lac-part-2/

 

Don't worry, no more strip tease videos.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:58 PM

And, lastly, Part 3:  http://fatandthefuri...-du-lac-part-3/



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:23 AM

you have always been a funny bastard :clapping:

nicely done :thup:



#15 crazytigerrabbitman

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 04:08 PM

Well, it wasn't the year I might have hoped for competition wise, but I think it was absolutely necessary for healing and recovery purposes. 

 

I have begun to reinvest my efforts to maintain my swim fitness and have started to put myself through "pool bootcamp" again by continuing to address what I deem to be weaknesses.  That means lots of drills and kicking.  I had a taste of being at the lead of the pack in the water this summer and I liked it.  So being out of the water fast and feeling strong will continue to be my strategy in preparing for the upcoming 2014 competition season.  I am also sincerely looking forward to competing in more open water competitions this year and, hopefully, one with a certain Cur in August.  :boardie:

 

I have also started focusing more time on my run form and technique in an effort to ramp up my running abilities.  I have the mental toughness, but I really want to reinvent myself this year as a runner that can back up a strong swim/bike combo.  My training peers are going to have to work themselves to death if they ever want to catch me before the finish line this year.

 

Likewise, I am also participating in a hydration vs. thirst perception study at Brock University.  It's HARD work, and very invasive (think rectal probes, IV's, blood, sweat and urine samples).  While I'll be assisiting to further our understanding of sporting performance and inhibitors to performance, I'm also learning a lot about myself in regards to my mental toughness which I'm eager to get back after Ironman 2012. 

 

All in all, I'm setting my sights back on competing in long course triathlon again.  It was a fun year of short distance events, and fun charity opportunities with Kelly, but it's time to get back to the business at hand...Kona.  I know the chances are slim to none of my ever qualifying, but that's not going to be due to my not putting my best foot forward.  I'm putting all my eggs in this basket and this year is just the start of the journey.  I'll update this thread later when I begin to select my A-races next summer but, for the time being, it's back to training...back to life...back to reality.  Onward and forward.  Here goes nothing...