Hey, everyone! Thought I’d let you know that FitKnight has gotten a new look (obviously)! I decided I needed something a little less dated and more linear…so here we are! So check out the new layout, and please let me know what you think. Thanks!
November was smokin’! Nice to be back on track and training hard. Set some goals and hit some of them…or came darn close:
I’m obsessed with my training/racing gear; I freely admit I’m a self-proclaimed gear junkie. The upshot is that means I’m pretty well dialed-in at this point. My wishlist has a few things on it, namely a TT/triathlon bike (such as the Specialized Shiv Elite, Cervelo P2, Felt S32) and a set of Zipp 808 race wheels.
While I believe the bike will help me be more competitive (it’s light, strong and incredibly aerodynamic, compared to my beloved Trek 1.1), I’m also a firm believer that your gear is only part of the equation…that you have to train like crazy and get your body able to handle the demands of the race course.
October was better than September, but still not awesome. Given how the weather is going downhill fast, I picked a great time to get my act together.
Even if you don’t follow triathlon racing, you must have heard of Gordon Ramsey (I’m not going to call him “Chef” because that’s his job, it’s not a title or rank) competing at Kona this year (FYI, he didn’t earn a slot, he bought it…er, was a “wildcard” entry). He completed the race in 14:04:48 (official times here, bib 141; admittedly, a solid time.
Now I read today that David Beckham is going to race in Kona in 2014. I’d bet a brand new Specialized Shiv that he’ll be another “wild card” entry, rather than earning his slot by qualifying at another IM-branded event.
What the hell???