In my most recent race report I mentioned how the frame of my bike came home cracked in 2 places thanks to the negligence of Southwest Airlines and TSA. I know I probably shouldn't be surprised, but apparently neither company will take any responsibility for the handling & damage of the bike. Southwest claims that … Continue reading Southwest & TSA take no responsibility when flying a bike
The other day I did a segment called "GoingPro" and interviewed Triathlete Logan Franks about his training and racing as well as getting some tips about triathlon. You readers sent me some great emails and tweets saying you liked it and wanted more... Ask and you shall receive! Craig AlexanderMirinda Carfrae Matty Reed In the coming … Continue reading Crowie, Rinny & Boom Boom Reed answer your questions
Have you ever looked at your training schedule and thought "There just isn't enough time in the day"? If so then do yourself a favor and start following Professional Triathlete Logan Franks on Twitter to REALLY see what a jam packed day looks like. Logan tweets things like "Heading to the gym for a 2:15min spin, … Continue reading Going Pro: Triathlete Logan Franks
FINALLY! it's race week. Early Sunday morning I'll be hitting the water at RAM Racing Bangs Lake Multisport festival. I'm really excited, I haven't raced since Mooseman!! To celebrate raceweek, I wanted to announce the Going The Distance Ride-A-Thon!!!!! I've mentioned before that I'm racing this season to benefit Misericordia Heart of Mercy. With the … Continue reading Want to win a bunch of FREE stuff?
Ironman Mooseman 70.3 - 3 days.This race seems to have snuck up on me. It seems like just yesterday I registered for a race that was 8 months away.At that point I felt completely unprepared. I did 500 yards in the pool and thought I was going to die. I was riding a mountain bike … Continue reading I’m off to Mooseman!!!
The other day I was staring at Going The Distance and I decided that I needed a new banner to give the page a new look. I made the current banner in about 15 seconds. It's tired. Time for something fresh.I tweeted asking if anyone knew how to make a banner that looked cool. With … Continue reading Vote on the NEW blog Banner.
I saw a cool Twitter post this morning by cyclist Christian Vande Velde.As someone who have never had a bike fit, I felt it was something I should look into. I've researched getting a fit a various Chicagoland bike shops, you're looking at about $300. Christian gets his fit done by Expert Cycling Coach Curtis Cramblett, founder … Continue reading Get fit like the Pros & REI Cycling Seminars
A few weeks ago I got an email from CamelBak asking if I wanted to try out they're new CamelBak Groove water bottle. I love CamelBak! I've written about them before while I was researching ways to keep hydrated on long runs. I even ran the marathon with a Fairfax on my back, so needless … Continue reading NEW CamelBak Groove Giveaway!!!
The excitement is getting to me. The Chicago Marathon is just days away and I can't wait! Im constantly seeing other runners on Facebook and Twitter getting hyped up too! Tonight will be my last run before the big dance. I'm going to head to Niketown on Michigan Ave for the Marathon Champions Rally and … Continue reading Can you feel it? CM10 is right around the corner!
I had one goal I wanted to meet before I started my Nike+ marathon training on March 30th. It was to be under 200lbs. It meant I had to lose 15 or more pounds... I changed everything I ate and was paying real close attention to everything I was taking in. And of course I … Continue reading 5 steps back…