This weekend the stars came out in full force to take place in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon. The popular race is a favorite among celebs because of its close proximity to Hollywood, but more important, they participate to raise money for a good cause: the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and its Pediatric Cancer Research Program. This year, TV host Nancy O'Dell emceed and former America Idol contestant Kimberly Caldwell lent her chops to sing the national anthem.
Actress Teri Hatcher competed in the tri for the second year in a row joined by fellow stars Rachel Griffiths, Josh Hopkins, Julie Bowen, and Mark Feuerstein. Gilles Marini, Trevor Donovan, and James Marsden also ran, bike, and swam in the 24th annual event. The triathlon consists of a half-mile swim, an 18-mile bike ride, and a four-mile run — yowza! It looks like Hollywood is brimming with the fit and fabulous!
For shots of all these competitors, keep on reading.
Marathon season is officially under way, woo-hoo! I have to admit I love hearing that so many of you are in training or have completed a race. It motivates me to lace up and hit the pavement even more. Heck, even some of my own friends have finished running in their first long-distance races this year. Kudos!
Since so many of you wrote that running in longer races was one of your fitness goals in our Get Fit For 2010 community group and contest, I'm wondering how many of you signed up to compete. I'm hoping that you're all taking the leap and that your training is going well. I especially hope that you're staying injury-free. If this is your first race and your nerves are starting to set in, don't worry — you will be able to tackle your first marathon with ease, I know it. If you're still looking for a race, head on over to Active.com; they have a complete listing of all kinds of events.
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hey guys :)
just wanted to introduce myself although I "know" a lot of you from the boards.
I'm training for my first ironman -- 2.4 mi swim, 112 mi bike, and 26.2 mi run. It's exhuasting but I've enjoyed the journey so far and I am starting to dreaming about those words "RUNNINGESQ, YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!" I'm doing Ironman Cozumel on Nov 29.
anyone else have any upcoming races ?
I am doing a sprint triathlon on Sunday! Teri Hatcher and I have so much in common. I need to come up with a checklist. I keep going through the transitions in my head and I think I am worrying myself silly. I can't wait, but am worried about the swim. I haven't been able to do many open water swims — only two. Thanks goodness the swim is only 700 yards. If I make a decent checklist I will post it.
Photo: Chris Richards for The New York Times
In the Fashion and Style section of today's New York Times newspaper there is an article that caught my interest called "Gear Test, Compression Socks" (see http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/10/22/fashion/1023-PHYSICAL_index....). During my last two half marathons I've been plagued with calf strain while running the last few miles of each race. Though I've contributed this problem with not in taking enough salt pre-race day, these socks might help with calf fatigue in future races.
Out of curiosity has anyone heard of compression socks, worn them during training or raced wearing them?
Run like the wind
Well, I've been given my just-desserts. I caved in bought new running shoes a few weeks ago, but not in enough time. I've been ignoring the pain in my right leg, chalking it up to an old break that was being particularly stubborn in the humid weather. Finally, I had my physical therapist mother take a look at it... and she's pretty sure it's a stress fracture. And the only way to make it better? Rest. Something I've never been good at.
I have a doctor's appointment on the 29th to get it looked at, and convinced myself that running up until that point should be fine. Besides a dull ache after I run, it hasn't been giving me too many problems. So I went to the track to do my 2-mile interval run.
I feel fine when I'm running. Great, even. But the second I stop, the pain exploded. I couldn't even manuever my leg into a hurdler or butterfly stretch. So I sat in my car for 20 minutes and cried. After 10 weeks of training, I can't run for the next 6 weeks. The half-marathon goal is being post-poned AGAIN. I guess I'll have to set a goal for January.
The stress fracture is in my right tibia on the outer side of my leg. If anyone has any ideas for cardio during my downtime, please let me know. I'd hate to think I'll actually have to go on a diet.
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After reading a running skirt review in the current issue of Runner's World magazine I decided to jump on the band wagon and get one. This skirt fits nicely, the underneath shorts don't ride up and the wide waist band is form fitting but not snug. Back pocket will hold 2 gels.
Sorry all that the picture didn't work (it did when I created the bookmark). Go to the Sugoi site to view it.
i'm in the midst of training for the Disney Half Marathon on labor day weekend... did 6 grueling miles today in morning heat... blegh! anyway, just having a hard time training in the heat these days.
anyone else doing the Disney Half?