Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
- 8:04:08 - Luc Van Lierde (Belgium). 1st place in 1996 (swim 51:05, bike 4:28:06, run 2:55:16).
- 8:06:07 - Thomas Hellriegel (Germany). 2nd in 1996 (54:22, 4:24:50, 2:46:55).
- 8:07:45 - Mark Allen (USA). 1st in 1993 (50:40, 4:29:00, 2:48:05).
- 8:09:08 - Mark Allen (USA). 1st in 1992 (51:27, 4:35:23, 2:42:18).
- 8:09:15 - Mark Allen (USA). 1st in 1989 (51:17, 4:37:52, 2:40:04).
- 8:10:13 - Dave Scott (USA). 2nd in 1989 (51:16, 4:37:53, 2:41:03).
- 8:11:56 - Normann Stadler (Germany). 1st in 2006 (54:05, 4:24:50, 2:46:55).
- 8:13:07 - Chris McCormack (Australia). 2nd in 2006 (53:51, 4:29:24, 2:46:02).
- 8:14:17 - Faris Al-Sultan (Germany). 1st in 2005 (49:54, 4:25:24, 2:54:51).
- 8:14:27 - Pauli Kiuru (Finland). 2nd in 1993 (51:05, 4:28:06, 2:55:16).
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
"After a gruelling and long final dash, we’ve reached the South Pole. We skied almost 90 kilometres during 36 hours. The first Finnish South Pole expedition has reached its goal! Poppis is now one of 12 people in the world who have skied to both poles without external support."Happy holidays!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
- Not doing any pushups at all. Come on, this is one of the greatest workouts ever invented, and it's freely available anywhere you are.
- Letting your elbows go wide. Keep your elbows in - you don't have to squeeze them crazy tight, just make sure they don't travel too wide either.
- Sloping your hips down. Always keep your back straight.
- Sticking your butt up in the air. Always keep your back straight.
- Not going down far enough. Quit thinking you can win in this game by cheating - you should go down all the way and then up all the way. 10 honest pushups are way better than 20 half-pushups.
- Hanging your head low like a cow. Imagine a straight line from your feet to the top of your head and then really focus on keeping it that way all the time.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Chrissie Wellington: Ford Ironman World Champion 2008 & 2007
Originally uploaded by richseow
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
(music by Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson, lyrics by Neal Peart)
It's not how fast you can goAlthough Rush didn't play this song on their latest tour, the new Snakes And Arrows Live 3DVD is awesome.
The force goes into the flow
If you pick up the beat
You can forget about the heat
More than just survival
More than just a flash
More than just a dotted line
More than just a dash
It's a test of ultimate will
The heartbreak climb uphill
Got to pick up the pace
If you want to stay in the race
More than blind ambition
More than simple greed
More than a finish line
Must feed this burning need
In the long run...
From first to last
The peak is never passed
Something always fires the light that gets in your eyes
One moment's high, and glory rolls on by
Like a streak of lightning
That flashes and fades in the summer sky
Your meters may overload
You can rest at the side of the road
You can miss a stride
But nobody gets a free ride
More than high performance
More than just a spark
More than just the bottom line
Or a lucky shot in the dark
In the long run...
You can do a lot in a lifetime
If you don't burn out too fast
You can make the most of the distance
First you need endurance
First you've got to last...
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
- short (8-10 sec) and steep (6-8%) hill sprints,
- moderate progressions (running later segments of an easy workout at a slightly faster pace), and
- fartlek intervals (incorporating 30-40 second moderate uphill intervals within an easy workout).
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
sunset in antarctica
Originally uploaded by *christopher*
Although cold and remote, Antarctica sure seems to be a popular continent these days among endurance athletes.
After finishing the Last Desert, Dean Karnazes was declared the overall winner of the 4Deserts series. He also became the first athlete to complete all four events in a calendar year.
A violent storm hit them yesterday, causing the cancellation of Stage 5 of the race. Nine to fourteen meter waves hit their ship, sending stuff flying all over. Sounds like a fun race to do some day!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
- physical fitness,
- mental strength and
- experience with arctic expeditions.