Kona Tag

[caption id="attachment_1428" align="alignleft" width="640"] Sunset Beach, Oahu - March 2012[/caption] "Go on be my guest, go listen to the take it easy preachers, train smart not hard, but I’ll guarantee you this, you will watch the real men, who like the feel of the burn, who...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLwzL9Ip5n0] 10 Reasons You're A Triathlete 1. You wear compression socks (hot pink!) and you don't care how ridiculous it looks with your outfit.  You kind of enjoy people scratching their heads at you at the airport. 2. You keep an extra set of running clothes, shoes, swim cap,...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n250vY3-4hw&feature=context-cha] Without Chrissie Wellington in the mix, the women's race in Kona is up for grabs with so many strong women looking for the win. Kevin Mackinnon does a great job of outlining the top contenders which includes most women on the list (as does Tim...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnpFfBn70TU] I'm going to have to agree with contender Meredith Kessler here, I consider myself a pretty tough gal, but I get completely creeped out by the water. Don't get me wrong--I absolutely love open water swimming, but I do not like having my feet touch the bottom...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VqdxuPYWbc] I think I’m pretty tough. If I’m redlining and suffering, I know my competitors are suffering too. So dig deep, then dig a little deeper and don’t give up. You never know what’s going to happen. It’s been proven so many times in Ironman.  Kathleen McCartney...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7krRJcn2eo] With the World Championships less than a week away, you can bet that the excitement in Kailua-Kona is building, that Lava Java is packed and that triathletes from all over the world are getting ready for the chance of a lifetime. It's interesting to hear...

[caption id="attachment_1449" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Photo from www.dreambig-lorie.blogspot.com[/caption] This time, I'm the x factor. Last time I was here I won. I've put so much pressure on myself. Now I'm putting the pressure on everyone else: beat me. I think . . . actually, I don't think;...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbCsWJRXQKU&feature=youtu.be] Do follow this link if it won't post here because it's a great series for the Kona lead up. It's always fun to see how the pros deal with the pressures of racing, family and work. Having been a lawyer who used to think panic...

Last weekend was the final push for many professional athletes competing in Kona. A 70.3 is a great tune-up test for Kona. It's long enough to be a great workout but it's much faster than a full-Ironman and requires less recovery.  (for those professional athletes...