Good luck to all doing GFT this year! I hope that some of you write a report. I'll be back again next year. Enduradad
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  • August 01

  • Enduradad Thought for the day: "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt
    about 7 years ago
  • Enduradad I'm staying at Holiday Inn in Clermont. It's just a few miles from start and right next to Denny's for post race meals. I think I already over-did the training ramp up. I have a sore heel and will need to switch to bike and swim for a few days. It's what I get for getting old and training young. Funny how I use to be able to ramp up in one day.
    about 7 years ago
  • July 31

  • Enduradad It feels cooler here this week. it's only 95. With only 10 training weeks left I really hope everyone's doing well. If things work out tomorrow 8/1 is my next planned increase in training. More Stones!
    about 7 years ago
  • July 26

  • Enduradad I opened the elevation profile of the bike. (made me laugh again) Don't you just love the long boring flats . Temp here yesterday was 105 (heat index 116) to hot to even swim in the lake. This weekend I hope to make my first century ride. That means starting bike in the dark at 4am, but it's better than risking heat stroke.
    about 7 years ago
  • July 20

  • Enduradad Ok, down to 13 weeks. I don't know how everyone else does their training, but 13 weeks is get serious time for my training. Tomorrow the local Tri Club will do a 1/2 IM. So that will be an awsome start. I'm worried about the heat, but looking forward to a training day with friends. GFT is a tough course, but fun.
    about 7 years ago
    • EnduradadSpirit,
      How are you doing? Rain stopped yet?
      I did the 1/2 IM this weekend and I've got the sun burn to prove it.
      I'm still trying to see if someone will post an elevation profile for GFT.
      This weekend I hope to get in first century ride and another 13 run.
      4:59 AM July 23
    • EnduradadTemp all this week at or over 100.
      Heat index today 112.
      Thank God I'm a triathlete and I can swim!
      6:25 AM July 23
  • June 20

  • Enduradad I might get to run each day next week while I'm traveling. If I do it will be running in the Smokie Mountains. maybe race a bear or somehting fun. Actually we will be whitewater rafting Sunday. I hope you have a great week.
    about 7 years ago
    • EnduradadBack & it's 105 F. It's almost impossible to do anything but swim.
      What's the temp where you're at?
      7:17 AM June 30
  • June 18

  • Enduradad Ok, so I hope the advertisement bill is fully paid now. Back to our regularly scheduled forum. It’s down to four months now. I hope everyone’s doing well? I have had a long week of travel and will have to leave again Friday. That’s a real mess with trying to train. I’m still ahead of last year’s training, but starting to lose ground.
    about 7 years ago
  • June 04

  • Spirit of 1989 Sounds a bit like English weather.....I think we had the high 90's in 1976 though!!!! Just rain here and the odd day in the 60's-70's
    about 7 years ago
    • EnduradadI had a good weeekend of biking. A lot of wind to fight through. I'll be interested to see if the GFT bike course has a little more tail-wind this year. Before they ran the loop counter-clockwise which put you into a head wind on HWY. 19.
      6:13 AM June 04
    • EnduradadSometimes I wonder if I've overtained or if I'm just getting old?
      I noticed that at last years Evansville YMCA Olympic TRI the two guys in the 60-64 A.G. beat everyone in the 50-54 group, so some guys are not gettting old and slow!
      9:47 AM June 04
  • June 01

  • Enduradad It was 53 this morning, last week we had a heat index of 98. i'm getting confused about what to wear? On a sad note, we've had 3 bicyclist die this spring. I hope everyone trains safe. Good news is the local Tri Club will be doing a half IM. in my neighborhood. Can't get any better than that!
    about 7 years ago
  • May 28

  • Enduradad Anyone have a great pre race meal plan? I want to try out what works on Friday and even the couple days before race day. Over the years I've just had fun and ate what looks good. As I get older my body won't forgive me as much .
    about 7 years ago
  • May 10

  • Enduradad The weather's perfect and now I have to work over-time ugh! KAR, hang tough. Maybe your just building up a bunch of imunity so you can go a couple years without.
    about 7 years ago