Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Triathlon Sign-up Party




I love parties. All of them. Invite me to all of them. I never get sick of them.


Steve and Helen had one on Saturday night which was a blast. Everybody brought their calendars and Steve had typed up a master spreadsheet with all sorts of fun-sounding races. It had the dates, locations, and sign-up dates on it. We could see what everybody else has signed up for, and determine what else we should register for. That's Steve in the background mixing up what sure appears to be a girly-drink.

Trimama and Taconite Boy were there - (in the hot-tub). Everybody's completely sober, as usual. Steve and Helen live on one of the 10,000+ lakes here in Minnesota. They host 6am swims every Wednesday all summer long. They put out real triathlon buoys (the big orange pyramid style ones) and we all take turns driving their pontoon one-way... most people swim across the lake and back for just under two miles.

Anyway, we are all going to Zurich to do the IM there. If you are looking for a late June race, there are still 214 spots left. I will be there along with twenty - that's right - twenty - of my friends. We are going with Endurance Sports Travel. It's a company owned by Ken Glah (he has won a few Ironmans, and he still participates, most recently in Kona just a couple months ago). Now they just take people all over the world to do Ironmans. We went with them to IM Brazil in May '06, and I swear will never do an overseas race without them - they totally ROCK. THey take care of EVERYTHING. Anyway, please join us! Marz-Racer is the only other "blogger" that I know of who is coming, but if you like me, you will love the Minnesotans that make up the Gear West Tri Club.

11 comments:

TriBoomer said...

A race sign-up party, eh? What a great idea. So, when are you going to race in Texas?

ironjenny said...

Hey Boomer! I did the Dallas Marathon in '05...
So far for '08 all I have is Coeur D'Alene... what's a fun one that you'd like to see the bloggers come to?
Did I hear right that Kahuna got a bigger RV and you are in ours now?

brendaj said...

You inspired me to turn my dinner get-together with my triathlete friend last night into a season planning night. We're probably going to do the Wildflower (olympic) relay, san jose intl (olympic), and Barb's race (all women's half ironman in sonoma).

CT said...

Zurich..

i will love to do an IM over seas sometime.

Just finish watching IM Austria...beautiful course.

Triteacher said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping in, neighbor. We Wisconsinites can't wait to get the snow for that xc skiing. The party looks like a good time - so does your race schedule. You're ambitious!

Trevor Oseen said...

I'd love to do Zurich one year but am stuck with Ironman Coeur d'Alene and Canada. Good luck in Zurich!

TO

momo said...

jenny - that's the same day as cda this year, which i'm doing. need a virtual training buddy? :-)

TriBoomer said...

Jenny,

I received an email from The Kahuna last night and I may be in the RV too. Hoo-raay!

Stay tuned...

TriSaraTops said...

Now THAT looks like a party! :) Jealous!

IM Able said...

Gosh, the thought of weekly summer swims in a lake in Minnesota...sounds like heaven. Heaven, I say!

Robin said...

That sounds like a blast, what a great idea for a party. And I would so love to come do Zurich, but will look forward to reading about it on your blog instead!