April 24, 2009

EpicMan Stats.

Total Time: 23:19
--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:
--Biofreeze: 3
--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

The EpicMan Recap...

Coming Soon!

Stats, video, and photos of the highs and lows. See how the adventure really went.

We're compiling everything and will unveil it on the blog very soon...

Keep checking back.

April 20, 2009

Congratulations Will and Seth!

Truly Epic from start to finish. You showed us all how it's done. Bravo.

© 2009 Jeff Carvalho - www.jeffcarvalho.com

(Thanks Jeff for the photo and the cheers!)

Through the finish!!!

HOME STRETCH! 2 miles to go

Down to the 35k...


Making our way through the crowds...

Seth and Will making their way through the hills past 30k. Still together at 2:39:57.

Back together again at the 25k

2:13:11 - Go team.

Halfway Baby!

Seth comes back and steals a second lead. They both drop a second off each mile - down to 8:20. Time is 1:48:55. Amazing the people they are passing having already been moving for 11 hours prior.


Still going strong @ 20k

Clocking in @ 1:43:22. Sun is trying to warm the city. Bearing down on the halfway point.

Will takes the lead...

By one second. At the 15k - 1;17:13(14). Still getting faster...let's hope no one is loosing lunch...

No stopping them

10k times are in and the EpicMen are actually getting faster - no joke. Time is 52:26 with split times @ 8:27.
Watch out Ryan Hall.

First Marathon Update!

After a bit of a gnarly start, the first results are in and Seth and Will are cruizin' - split times are dead even at the 5k update: 8:45!!

Off and running...

As far as we know.

Almost run time...

In Marlborough eating bagels and preparing to bike the last leg to the start line in Hopkinton.

Activity time thus far: 10 Hours and 45 minutes.

Marathon time - here we go

Signs of daylight

Five a.m. Somewhere outside North Reading. Birds starting to chirp. Sun heading our way. First morning walker on the road. And the EpicMen are still on wheels and going strong. Just conquered a monster hill in Andover and are starting to taste the finish of the bike leg.

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...

Just entered Mass.

Oh yeah.

Chain Malfunction #2

...Only this time Will and support crew are pros. Fixed up and preparing to get back at it. Weather is cool but spirits are high and time is good. Carrying on...

Brief Education

Quick pit stop @ Phillips Exeter...

Leg Numero Dos

Pulling out of Portsmouth and heading to Hopkinton. All adjustments were made Thanks to NHSSC, the Brewery and all for a killer support party! (Even with a delayed arrival!)

April 19, 2009

They've arrived...whew!

At the Brewey and ready for refreshment!

Does anybody have a bike?

Held Up...

Almost to Portsmouth and Will's chain broke. Reinforcements are in and working on getting the duo back on course. Stay tuned.

All lit up...

Like a Christmas tree on the Kittery Memorial Bridge - meet us at the Brewery!

ceremonial departure

We are on the road! Many thanks to the awesome support from Portland - at RiRa, from Maine Island Kayak, Ernie's Cycle Shop, and WCYY! We raised good fnds for BBBS too!

Get ready Portsmouth...

One leg down...

The EpicMan has landed in Portland and is celebrating with the people at RiRa. In @ 3:52 and ready for more...

Minutes from launch...

Support crew @ Ri Ra, awaiting news of launch...

Go Time

...only a few hours until launch from Peaks Island. Team EpicMan is ready to go and pumped! Thank you everyone for your support, and we hope to see you @ one of the 3 parties, or along the course. Stay tuned right here to www.theepicman.com and www.twitter.com/theepicman for consistent updates from the journey: Peaks to Boylston...........




(insert heavy guitar riff here) ddddddduuuuuu nuuuuuuuuuuuu ddddddddduuuuuu dddddduuuuuuu


April 18, 2009

EpicMan in it.

Great article from Glenn Jordan at the Press Herald:

Taking a rough way to Boston.

One. More. Day.

April 16, 2009


Just got off the phone with Sam of Big Brothers, Big Sisters and would like to very enthusiastically announce that Urban Epic and EpicMan will be partnering with BBBS!

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

Sunny and Epic....would be ideal.

Rainy & blah day this Saturday. Pray for good weather next weekend!

Our good friends over @ LAB Boston in Allston just got some new tees in from In4mation. One of their tees pretty much sums up how we hope next weekend turns out:

April 4, 2009

Course & Core 3

Feeling a little bit better today. Rested the back yesterday after the bike session. This morning I hit the gym and changed the workout up a bit to keep the pressure off of the back. They happened to be filming:

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


I went for a decent run and hill ride yesterday. Post workout, was feeling fine. Last night before going to bed I was doing some work on the couch. I must have been sitting weird or got up weird because all of a sudden my right lower back starting hurting. Ignored it, and went to bed. Woke up, could barely get out of bed and start freaking out. Hard to sit, hard to bend over. I hop online and try to diagnose what it could be...my best guess is this:

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.

April 1, 2009