Happy Hump Day!!! Thanks for all the comments about my triathlon. I will post pictures soon (maybe for Foto Friday).
Some Wednesday Ramblings;
Random Rambling #1 - Pasta alternatives
Yesterday I made a really delicious dish that is a great alternate to pasta, Spaghetti Squash Alfredo. I am trying to add more variety to my diet, and this squash will definitely be incorporated into my diet. For the recipe, or how to prepare spaghetti squash, click here. Amanda at Run to the Finish also posted some pasta alternatives on her blog yesterday.
Random Rambling #2 - Seeking a Running/Triathlon/Nutrition Coach
I am having a hard time juggling training for my half iron distance triathlon and Full marathon at the same time. My running has taken a little bit of a back seat in terms of the distances I need to be completing to obtain a PR at St. George in October. I am still going to run St. George, but I am thinking that my goal marathon will likely be the Road to Hope Marathon I ran last November.
I think I am spinning my wheels lately, and like I really could use a coach to help me get the most out of my workouts. This triathlon stuff is so new and I would like some guidance to take me from now to the end of this year.
The trouble is, I have no clue how to look for or find a coach, so any suggestions would be helpful. I don't want a generic e-mailed program, I need a more of a tailored program with continual feedback and adjustment based on workouts completed. I am thinking I need someone to offer nutritional advice as well. I have no idea if this is realistic, or what this might cost.
Random Rambling #3 - Bikers Beware!
This article was on the Nacho website this morning, and I thought it may be important for us triathletes to read.
Welcome to Slowtwitch.com - Kentucky triathlete killed by hit-and-run driver Written by: Timothy CarlsonDate: Sat Aug 01 2009
A Kentucky man participating in a sprint triathlon in Louisville, Kentucky was struck and killed this morning by a hit-and-run driver, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Police charged Kenneth Yates, 25, of Louisville with murder, drunk driving and assault on a police officer, according to Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley. Police stated that Yates was drunk and driving at high speed when he hit John Carr, 47, of near by Owenton, Kentucky, about 8 a.m.
Carr was riding in the cycling leg of a sprint triathlon at E.P. 'Tom' Sawyer State Park when he was hit from behind. Louisville Metro Police said that Yates continued driving with Carr’s bicycle still on his windshield until he was stopped by an off-duty police officer directing traffic for the triathlon.
According to police, Yates fled on foot to a nearby house until he was brought back to the scene by his mother.
The Courier-Journal cited a Jefferson County Deputy Coroner who said that Carr was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma. Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Smiley said Yates resisted arrest, which prompted the additional assault charge.
The 28th annual edition of the E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park Triathlon was a USA Triathlon sanctioned event consisting of a half mile swim, 14-mile bike and a 5k run held on park grounds and surrounding roads.
Random Rambling #4 -Giveaway
Julia at Chocolate Shoestrings has an Endurance Sports Nutrition Book giveaway. Head over for your chance to win!