KARTomorrow is the start of a 24 week plan. Good luck to all of you. Hope to see you out on the roads, chasing the dream...

5 months ago

    KARI hope everyone had a Safe and Happy New Years. Today was an early 4 mile run, followed by a 30m swim, later 30 min weights. Good start to 2018. 10 months til the Big Dance...


      KARMerry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, everybody...


        KARHi EnduraDad, glad to hear you're in for next year! I'm taking your advice and starting the leg strengthening/conditioning/endurancebuilding/hill climbing early. As you said, it takes time to build what's necessary for this course....


        • KARand to be able to "run" a marathon after. Sorry, not me for the 300Ex, I've already set up races for post GFT. For now, numerous half's, 10k's, maybe a 5k, and a January mile open water swim...first tri for '18 will be 3/11.12/6/2017

        EnduradadMy little twins are 21 now. To big to carry across the finish line. So in 2018 I'm going to bring the 3 grandkids and get the next photo.


          EnduradadSo KAR and Clearwater Pete are going to GFT again. I'll be there too, only I'm using it as a training day for the 300 Xtreme. Yes, I know that makes me crazy. Any chance you want to join me?


            KARCongrats to all finishers, looks like it was another grueling day, a hard earned finisher medal.. For those who didn't make it, will we see you next year?


            • KARBtw, I'm already signed up for next year, really looking forward to the training. This will be my 8th. Next up: running season!! Whoo-hoo!! Enjoy the off-season everyone, you earned it.10/30/2017

            KARGood luck to all participants for the GFT. Training is over, all that's left is to enjoy the day and get to the finish line. Run your race, stay within yourself, and most importantly, stick to your nutrition plan.


              KARKnee surgery Dec 5th, and then on Feb 15th, I was FINALLLY given the OK to resume running, but slowly and easily. I fought off surgery for as long as I could, hoping to find a simpler remedy, but the mri showed otherwise...


              • KARFirst tri this year is on Mar 12th, that may be shelved, unless I powerwalk the 10k...or find a relay partner. Hard to believe the GFT Ultra is already at $425. Hmmm...2/28/2017

              KARCongratulations goes out to EnduraDad, for finishing the 2016 GFT! You said you wouldn't let Fred beat you twice, and you were good to your word. Good on ya!


                KAROff-season is over for me: 4 obstacle courses, 4 half marathons and 2 10k's. I've deferred my April 3 race til next year. I need to re-coup. Some off-season...next tri: May 15, then IM build begins...


                  KARWeekend: Friday 30 min swim, Sat 8m run, Sun 20 m bike. First tri is Apr 3rd... Half mar in 1:59 last week, half mar next weekend, then this and that... Hey E-Dad, what hotel were you in last year? What happened to Yakabo?


                    EnduradadHard to believe we are down to less than 9 months. My training marathon will the KY Derby. I'm also going to do the Ride Across Indiana (RAIN) 160 mi. bike to get GFT ready. Then the Chattanooga River rat 4.5 mi. swim. Fred won't beat me again!


                      EnduradadI know it makes sense to do it after, but I don't know if we can stay a that long.


                        EnduradadI think I'll be staying in the park at Port Orleans. It might make the race a little harder to set up, but I want time with my little girl. We are still trying to decide if we do Disney before, or after GFT.


                          EnduradadIt's official M-Dot bought out Beach2Battleship. NOW GFT is the only one left. THANK YOU Fred for keeping our race going!


                          • KARbecause of im florida, gft should be safe, UNLESS athletes tire of a pancake flat, and dull course12/19/2015

                          EnduradadAnyone know how long the drive is from Disney to Clermont? I'm taking my Daughter and Son-in-law there and I'll have to drive back and forth.


                          • KARabout a 30 min drive. what hotel will you be staying for gft?12/27/2015

                          EnduradadFred, I know it's early but if you can make the names on the BIBS bigger and bolder it would be great. I couldn't read them to cheer for runners last year.


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