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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....
4 days ago
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 3/11.4 days ago
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.
1 week ago
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?
1 month ago
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.1 month ago
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!
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