>> Saturday, December 10, 2011
The Ironman World Championship coverage is going to be on NBC this afternoon at 3:30 (Central time)! Henry and I will be watching - Pharmie has to work this weekend, so we're just hanging out here at home together. I'll be paying attention to the commercials too, because some local races are going to be showcasing new ads. Huh... watching an event for the action AND for the commercials... this is really like the Super Bowl for me. (And to that, you should all be saying, "Well DUH!")
On a separate but related note, I recently got the book "Iron War" in the mail:
The 1989 Ironman® World Championship was the greatest race ever in endurance sports. In a spectacular duel that became known as the Iron War, the world's two strongest athletes raced side by side at world-record pace for a grueling 139 miles.
Driven by one of the fiercest rivalries in triathlon, Dave Scott and Mark Allen raced shoulder to shoulder through Ironman’s 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race, and 26.2-mile marathon. After 8 punishing hours, both men would demolish the previous record—and cross the finish line a mere 58 seconds apart.
Yes please. Give me more.
I haven't started reading it yet, but I bet watching the Kona coverage today will get me "in the mood."
The book is from Velo Press, and they have a LOT of great swim / bike / run books. If you go to their website, I bet you'll find books that you've read before. Why am I mentioning Velo Press? Well, because they have a few books that I think I'll be giving away in the coming week. They'll be a PERFECT stocking stuffer for that endurance athlete on your Christmas list. So check out Velo Press and ESPECIALLY their "Triathlon" category for some great reading. No joke: I have FIVE books from their Triathlon page (that range from "how to," to inspirational, to simply funny).
Back with the winner of the Roctane Drink shortly, and stay tuned for a great book giveaway next week. Happy Kona Coverage! :)