Tuesday, April 29, 2008

no blizzards in the forecast

i am running the melpomene 5k this saturday. its only a few miles from my house so i plan on biking over. the weather forecast says it will be in the 40's with a 40% chance of rain. awesome!

Monday, April 28, 2008

my non race report

too bad i didnt receive this email before i drove 175 miles! im a little disappointed that i didnt get to race.

I regretfully had to cancel the Tinman Triathlon today. After
consulting with my superiors and some experts in the triathlon field, we
came to the decision that we couldn't safely pull it off. If it had
been just rain we would've handled it. If it had been just snow, we
could've still done something, but with the amount of snow we're getting
combined with the high winds and the distance participants would've had
to travel we ruled on the side of caution.

The event is NOT postponed, it is canceled. Those of you who
preregistered, although you will not be getting a refund of your money,
we will be mailing your t-shirts to you.

For everyone who was signed up to volunteer, you'll also be getting your
t-shirts. Just stop by the office of student activities sometime next
week and pick it up.

Corey Phelps
Intramural, Recreation and Club Sport Coordinator
Tinman Triathlon Coordinator

Thursday, April 24, 2008

holy crap what day is it?

im sure taht my lack of posts have caused me to lose the small handfull of readers that i ever had. i simply havent had any freaking time. i have been working 65 hours a week. trying to squeeze in training and spending time with my family has prooved just about impossible. so naturaly updating my blog gets pushed aside. im trying to get my life back to normal so that i can have regular updates again.

onto tri stuff!

i have my first triathlon of the year this weekend in morris mn. its the tinman triathlon in morris mn. the weather is supposed to be crappy so im realyl looking forward to it! i not looking to set any records. im using this race as a workout to dust out the cobwebs and get the taste of racing for the upcoming summer. the forecast for the weekend lists fridays high 34 with some snow. saturday, the day of the race, will have a high of 46 with rain showers. i hope the meteorologists at weather.com are wrong. i hope its colder and with freezing rain. i want an epic triathlon where half the participants wimp out. the worse it is the better my future races will feel. i will let you know how it goes.