Tue, 27 February 2007
Also, check back this weekend for an AWESOME interview with the incredible Lisa Bentley!
Category:RaceAthlete -- posted at: 7:53pm EDT
Wed, 21 February 2007
The SimplyStu Worldwide Triathlon II is open for registration.
When: March 23-25, 2007
Distance: You pick it. Just do it.
Fee: Come on... 100% FREE
T-Shirts: 1st 100 Kids get FREE T-Shirts. Just E-Mail me your address and kids size. Other T-Shirts available via link on right side of this page.
Registration: Just send me an E-Mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and location. It is 100% Free.
Results: When you are done, send me pictures, VM, stories or video!
Safety: Have fun and always be safe! Since this is a non-sanctioned event you will need to be responsible for safety! Enjoy, have fun, and be safe!
365: If this is your 1st triathlon, make sure you send me an E-Mail so I can add you to the Simply Stu 365 New Triathletes. You can also see the current listing with the link on the right side of the screen. My goal is to get ONE new Triathlete into the sport EACH day of 2007. You can help.
Category:SimplyStu -- posted at: 8:55am EDT
Sat, 17 February 2007
Nothing but numbers during a 1 hour 20 min test:
5 Min Power = 210
Average HR = 153
20 Min Power = 176
Average HR = 151
FTP = 167
5 Min Power = 273
Average HR = 158
20 Min Power = 192
Average HR = 161
60 Min Power Test = 184
FTP = 182.4
Category:RaceAthlete -- posted at: 7:42pm EDT
Thu, 15 February 2007
Chat with Melanie McQuaid XTERRA World Champion. Also talk with Jimmy from Inside Triathlon Magazine. And finally, come with Team RaceAthlete on a journey to Temecula, CA.
Sat, 3 February 2007
It all started in the parking lot with my awesome RaceAthlete Team. Here is Stu, after an early wake-up, a 2 hour car ride, a 4 hour plane ride, luggage, a 90+mph van ride, looking for bikes, parts, yikes!!!! So what does Stu do? Floyd and Melanie McQuiad were in the parking lot. I looked over at Mel and said, "Hey Melanie, can I jump on your bike?" Without a second thought she said, "Sure, come on Stu." So what do I do? I jumped on the bike WITH Melanie and rode for about 20 feet. (I do have the video to show this event). That is how cool the weekend was. A lot of smack talk, a lot of jokes, and a lot of fun. She was about as cool as anyone could be. I have met a lot of cool people, but Mel is certainly one of the best. She offered so much to us. She rode with us and even took us out on a run. Just the team. After a few miles I was running alone with her just talking. We even got a bit lost finding our way back to the group. Either way, it was a great hour run that I will never forget. I do want to point out that I'm NOT star crazy. I just love people. Not just any people - just good quality - honest people. Now the fact still remains that I only spent 3 days with Mel, but over those 3 days I found an awesome WORLD CHAMPION. I even told her this at dinner. As we sat back in San Diego over pizza, I said "Melanie, I had you all wrong. I mean I ALWAYS thought you were top notch, but you are much more than that. I can't put my finger on it, but the bottom line is you are every bit a World Champion. Period!"
With that we left dinner and she drove us back to the airport. Ironwill had to stop to get her kids a gift, so Mel and I sat in a display chair at the local CVS store. It was so funny. She was reading People Magazine as I sat reflecting on the weekend. I looked over at her and just smiled. She taught me an important lesson.
World Champions, Rock Stars, Presidents, and Movie Stars have so many people looking at them with this amazement. People look up to these people. People sometimes even idolize them. For me it was far different with Mel. She is just another person that once you meet her, gives YOU inspiration to be your best. She inspires you to be a better person. While on one of our rides I asked Melanie if she still had the passion to win. She gave me one of those smiles and simply said "absolutely." So the bottom line is if you ever get a chance to meet Melanie, take full advantage as you may never get the opportunity to meet a better person!
Category:RaceAthlete -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT