March 29, 2009

Official Epic Man hand signal

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!) 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

The 1st Rule of EpicMan is........

Will and I are well underway in our training for Epic Man. Will lives in Portland, ME and I live in Boston. We both have full time jobs that keep us extremely busy, but we are trying as hard as possible to fit in as much training as we can for Epic Man despite already being behind. You would think that we touch base daily/every couple days to see how each other's training is coming along, pump each other up as the date gets closer, etc...but we don't. At all. I learn more about what he is doing from when he writes into our Twitter. (

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 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) drink one.
- The Fourth Rule ....only two guys to Epic Man.
- The Fifth Rule sport @ a time.
- The Sixth Rule 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 HAVE to make it happen.

March 26, 2009

You've Got Mail

Got my official Boston Marathon Number pickup card in the mail today. Pumped on my bib number - # 2000.

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?

The EpicMoustache

So it's Mustache March in Portland, complete with the annual Stache Pag at local bier (with an "i") cafe Novare Res this Saturday night. Would like to hope that the citywide hike in handlebar bearers is directly related and will take a dive in early April. But it gets me to thinkin: mustaches and correlation? I mean, they both require training, dedication, physical sacrifice, and a long-ass amount of time on your hands.

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

Weekend Round-up

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 A: Recommended training plan for an Iron Man

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

Badass Dinner

Neefus just got back from a work trip to Seattle. He brought back a ridiculous amount of Salmon and Crab from the famous "Pike Place" market. Grilled it up in Southie and ate every last bit.

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.

So Cosmic

Cut Copy - one of my favorites. See below link for a mix they put together about a year ago. Great music for a long run. Pretty much exactly an hour long, so good for timing. Going to see these guys in Boston @ the new House of Blues this coming Sunday 3/22.

Any suggestions on other music to check out that is good for getting your sweat on? (I already have Jock Jams volume 1, 2, and 3)
email me links:

Simple Math


= Epic Man 2009

March 13, 2009


Follow The EpicMan on Twitter! Try it, you might like it.

March 11, 2009


Will and Seth’s Urban Epic-inspired journey represents everything the Epic lifestyle stands for – unique challenges, environmental sustainability, adventure-oriented communities, urban settings, parties, multisport activities, and the ultimate quest to Be Epic.

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.

What is the EpicMan?

The EpicMan is a one-of-a-kind Epic adventure. It is the inspiring (or insane) journey of two everymen – Will Thomas and Seth Bradbury - who will travel 163 miles in 24 hours, from an island in Portland, Maine to the finish line at the Boston Marathon in honor of sustainability and the Epic way of life. It is a kick-off to the 2009 Urban Epic event season; and it is going to be one wild and crazy ride.

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