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Road Atlanta Race Report

Since everyone is watching the tour (except us right now, without versus in our hotel room :( ) I will talk in "cycling" terms so I can sound just like Karel. This race report is based on Karel telling all his cycling buddies what happened during the race as he was on the phone for our drive from the race until we got to our hotel and from just watching the race. As for me, this was the race report I received from Karel.... "It was really hard, that climb was tough, I am happy with my performance, can you get me some cold water I had no fluids for the last 3 loops" After a 7 hour drive, we arrived to the Road Atlanta car racing course around 5:30pm. We watched a little of the 35+ race and we both registered for the weekend. Karel for all 4 races and me for just sat and sun. I watched the girls race so I could scope out my competition. Karel relaxed for a bit and got ready to warm-up. I acted like a spectator so I just snacked on food and got my camera ready to take

Crit tonight!!!

If you are in the area or are looking for something EXCITING to do... come watch the crit tonight in dowtown norcross, GA. Pro's race at 8pm!!!! There will be food, vendors, ME and lots of fun. Let me know if you can make...I know there are some georgia bloggers out there :) *Karel's race report coming soon...

Heading to Georgia!

It has been a while since Karel and I have been in Georgia. I was telling Kate on our trip up to Lake Lanier for Iron Girl ATL that it is weird to not go to GA without Karel. However, the trip was super quick with two girls just chatting away. Tomorrow Karel and I head to Lawrenceville, GA for the Gwinett cycling race. This time, we are both racing. I will be doing the road race and for the first time, a circuit race. I thought about the crit but decided to pass on it. I will leave that crazy stuff to Karel. The first race is tomorrow on a car racing course. It is a crazy course which is about 2.7 miles around and goes up on one side and down the other. Cars race on it so it is super fast. I will take lots of pics don't worry! Then on fri Karel has the crit in norcross, Ga. On sat we will both do a road race (mine is only 35 miles, Karel's is around 65 or 70 I think) and then on sun is the circuit race which is a 2.5 mile loop of rolling terrain in an office center. I remember

Interval tuesday....AND....Workouts!

Ok, so I'm not all about sports nutrition and Karel. Even though those are two of my loves in life :) Training has been tough but good. Tough as in, I am sore, tired and moving slow. But good as I am loving every second of it....until I have to walk up 3 flights of stairs with my bike after a long bike ride just to get into my apartment. Fri morning I did a nice 30 mile ride on my tri bike. After the ride I went to the pool for a good 2000 swim of fast 100's and 50's. Trying to get my swim pace a bit faster for an upcoming Olympic distance in the end of August. Sat morning I headed out for my long run at around 7am. I think I made it until 7:15am before I was covered in sweat. My M-dot hat has to be deeply cleaned after my sat morning runs because it is hot, hot, hot here in Jacksonville, FL. I ran for 1:48 and covered a lot of ground. 13.2 miles of it. Not too shabby for a long run (mileage and time) but I am still moving my way up. Moving up for what? Not sure. My maratho

Amino Acids

My first love of sports nutrition is protein (in the diet and for recovery) and the active individual (aka athlete/exercise enthusiast). My second love, is the building block of protein: amino acids. Just the other day I was scrolling MSNBC.msncom and read something very interesting about Dara Torres, the 41 year old Olympic swimmer who is rumored to be doping. Now the talk is about a supplement she is taking.....long pause.....Amino Acids! Hum...amino acids? I mean, can you tell me something new that athletes don't already know. Or maybe it is just one of the many supplements that is mixed with the many other supplements that are available on the market. You have heard of them, you've read about them, maybe you have tried them, but just aren't sure if they will work for you. Time for me to step in..... Take a look at almost any current nutrition products (hammer, GU, Accelerade, cytomax, infinit, base nutrition by Chris Lieto, first endurance and amino vital) and you will