May 4, 2009
April 24, 2009
--time in kayak: 00:32
--time on bike: 13:34
--marathon time: 3:44:42 (that's right!)
Total Mileage: 171.1 miles (tacked a couple extra on for good measure)
Bike Chain Malfunctions: 5 (sigh)
Diggers taken: 1
EpicMan Calories Consumed: > or = 1 horse
EpicMan Calories Burned: > or = 1 Budweiser Clydesdale
EpicMan Beers consumed: 8
Support Crew Beers consumed: umm, > 8
Pumpkin Muffins Consumed: 13 (thanks Kiely!)
Smeared tubes of:
--Cham. Butter: 5
Ibuprofen consumed: > recommended dosage
Where are we? moments: 1
Naps while pedaling: 1
Near show-stoppers: bike chain, bike chain, bike chain (bike chain), marathon morning debacle
Heroes of the day (someone get 'em a silver cape too!):
Sunday-- Drew of the UNH Cycling Club
Wee Morning Hours-- The Woburn Dunkin Donuts Man
Monday-- Andy the Marathon Announcer Dude / Caitlin's Mom
April 21, 2009
April 20, 2009
From where we sit in the rear support car, these boys are the very definition of Epic. They are kicking ass and taking names. And the big famous finish event is still to come. All we can say is get out there and do something big today. Or stay home.
On to Marlborough...
April 19, 2009
(insert heavy guitar riff here) ddddddduuuuuu nuuuuuuuuuuuu ddddddddduuuuuu dddddduuuuuuu
April 18, 2009
April 16, 2009
Reps from the organization will be present at each of the EpicMan celebrations in Portland, Portsmouth, and Boston to raise money and cheer us along on our Epic journey. PLUS some of the kids will be there to greet us as we arrive in Portland from Peaks Island...as well as deliver some very solid hi fives.
Thank you Big Brothers, Big Sisters for joining us in the EpicMan adventure!
April 11, 2009
April 4, 2009
Off to Portland to meet with the Epic Man crew this weekend so we can get the course dialed...also getting a back massage from the one and only Julia Kirtland. Hope it helps!
April 3, 2009
Who knows though? I certainly don't....the last thing I want @ this point two weeks away from the Epic Man is an injury. I barely know how to train for this let alone diagnose and treat any injury. Still freaking out, I called my doctor and training coach for a 2nd opinion:
They said to keep pushing forward. So I did a bike session this AM. Did OK, but it still hurts. Have to rest it for the day I think. More to come, praying it goes away soon.
March 29, 2009
Lets be honest. We are going to need all the motivational support we can get. Mind over matter; it will ultimately come down to sheer determination that gets us through this thing. For that reason, we proudly announce..........The official Epic Man hand signal. Some of you may have used a similar hand formation at some point (get your mind out of the gutter!)...so this should be easy to learn:
Step 1: Grab the ring finger on both hands with your thumbs
Step 2: With your right hand, turn horizontal so your fingers make an "E"
Step 3: With your left hand, keep vertical so your fingers make an "M"
Step 4: Place next to each other. Your hands should now read: "E" "M" ...or "Epic Man"
Show your support with the Epic Man hand signal @ the parties, in passing, or along the marathon course. It is kind of like a high five, or a thumbs up...Epic Man style. Your support will help feed our determination to keep pushing forward; leading up to, and during.... the Epic Man.
March 28, 2009
Reason being??? Not that we don't want to talk to each other. I think its just because we know that all we have to say to each other lately when we talk is...."Dude, what did we get ourselves into?!"...."What are we doing?!" .....etc...etc....hahahahaha. Regardless....we are committed to the Epic Man, and the show must go on!!
Reminded me of Fight Club.
- The First Rule of Epic Man is...you do not talk about Epic Man.
- The Second Rule of Epic Man is... you do not TALK about Epic Man.
- The Third Rule of Epic Man...someone yells "High Life!" (1 second Superbowl commercial style)...you drink one.
- The Fourth Rule ....only two guys to Epic Man.
- The Fifth Rule ...one sport @ a time.
- The Sixth Rule ...no stopping, no sleep.
- The Seventh Rule ...Epic Man parties will go on as long as they have to.
- And the Eighth and final rule..if this is your first Epic Man....you HAVE to make it happen.
March 26, 2009
Included in the packet was a brochure on optimal hydration for Marathons. It must have been an old version because I didnt see anything mentioned about Beer & Red Bull for those that are participating in 2 parties, kayaking 2 miles, and biking 135 overnight with no sleep pre-marathon. Maybe they will next year?
Check out the first Olympics marathon winner, Spyridon Louis. Rumor has it that he sidelined for a glass of red wine mid-marathon and still made it in under 3 hours.
Epic. Wonder if he wore his gladiator shoes.
Mustache March is almost over, but maybe there's still time to channel the spirit of Spyridon.
March 23, 2009
The Epic Man team got together this weekend. Tri-Maine team had a booth @ the Multisport expo all weekend and killed it over there. Post expo, got together for a BBQ, and training on the Huffy Spin Bike....the "Sunspirit".
After the workout, went to see Cut Copy @ the House of Blues. Great Show.
March 18, 2009
Exhibit B: Recommended training for the EpicMan.........(well maybe not recommended....but it's what we have to work with....!!!)
1 month to go. Sweet.
March 16, 2009
Speaking of fish / fish oil: I take a few fish oil pills everyday. Needed to pick up some more a couple days ago and noticed that you can buy "odorless" or regular fish oil. Same exact stuff but one makes your burps/breath smell bad, and one doesnt. I went with the odorless.
March 13, 2009
March 11, 2009
The EpicMan mission is to encourage such a vibrant lifestyle, prove that big adventures don’t have to make an environmental impact, and inspire communities to come together in the spirit of adventurous endeavors.
Creating their own version of the Ironman, Will (a recovering Ironman) and Seth (a guy who doesn’t own a bike) will start on Peaks Island at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 19th and kayak 2.4 miles to Portland, then bike 135 miles through the night to Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and finish running 26.2 miles in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20th. Along the way they will stop at parties and events in Maine, New Hampshire, and Mass. to celebrate their Epic journey with the community and refuel.
They will unite the two cities that host the Urban Epic events and all the adventurous, Epic individuals in between.
Their trip is all about the journey, and you have the opportunity to be there.
Dates, times, locations of the parties will soon come...stay tuned