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Madison, Triathlon / 13.09.2009

A broad field of professional and amateur triatletes got off to a great star this morning at the 2009 Wisconsin Ironman. Clear skies and mild temperatures promise a great race for more than 2,200 participants from across the United States and around the world. Find the first round of race day photos on Flickr! at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nwsr8th/sets/72157622356646074/...

Outdoor Recreation, Quote of the day, Triathlon / 13.09.2009

“Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful (person) will do more in the same time, will do it better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen” Thomas Carlyle ~ Scottish Historian and Essayist, leading figure in the Victorian era. 1795-1881) Photo by James Edward Mills from the collection "Ironman in shades of rosegold and bronze"...

Commentary, Examiner.com, Triathlon / 11.09.2009

[caption id="attachment_1163" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="First-time Iroman Triathletes Marty Findeisen & Kara Smith"]First-time Iroman Triathletes Marty Findeisen & Kara Smith[/caption] Marty Findeisen and his training partner Kara Smith are enjoying a leisurely pre-race lunch on State Street.  With less than 30 hours to go until race day they polish off their last heavy meal at Frida Mexican Grill. “We’ll be back on Monday for Tequila shots!” says Findesisen to the waiter. These first-time Ironman Triathletes are up from Chicago on Friday to register and ease into last minute preparations before the big race on Sunday. “We’ve been coming up to train pretty regularly,” says Smith, 27. “We’ve got a good idea of what to expect.” Findeisen, 50, says they’ve put in a lot time getting ready. “We’ve done about 20 hours of training a week on top of our regular jobs,” he says. “Plus we’ve got a trainer and a nutritionist. We’ve been pretty smart about it.” Even though this will be their first Iroman Findeisen and Smith have made a lot of good choices in their training. And they can expect to have a good race on Sunday. If this is your first Ironman there are several things you can still do or least keep in mind to assure you enjoy the experience. Read the full story at Examiner.com