Monday, August 13, 2007

My 1st Blog.......ever :0 )


Hello to everyone and huge congrats on being part of the USA mountain team !!
This is really a cool idea ! Thank you Paul K.....
Real fun and interesting reads on everyone so far.
So here I go......
First I just want to let everyone know if my plans to preview the course. Saturday the 8th of Sept. I am planning on doing a workout etc on the course...I have been in contact with Alex and Rickey so if there is anyone else that wants or can to try and meet maybe Sat AM at the hotel LEs Bains parking lot we can take a bus up the mountain and spend some time on the course...I hope Alex can make it as he will have first knowledge of the course.
Then I think 3-4 days relaxing in Zenal might be in order....looking into lodging there etc...more info later.....
Otherwise, after a dismal spring my training is back on track. July was alot of mileage and weekly drives to Pikes Peak since I am racing Pikes Peak Ascent on Saturday. Starting Sunday it is 3 hard weeks of fartleks and specific downhills ( yuck) to prepare for the Trophy race.
As for the pix ?? Anyone that can guess where I am at wins a genuine TEVA MOUNTAIN RUNNING singlet.....Paul Low and Dave Dunham are excluded from this once in a lifetime offer :)
All the best to all
Simon

13 comments:

timb said...

is it you in New Zealand?
Wish you all the best of luck this year!!

Corbin said...

I am going to guess Turkey!

Good Luck at Pikes!!!

Teva US Mountain Running Team said...

Somewhere in Italy? RC

Simon said...

Timb/Corbin/ RC

Good guess ! The right track as as it is definately somewhere I have raced.

thanks for trying.....

Teva US Mountain Running Team said...

How about Girdwood, Alaska?
RC

Corbin said...

Chamonix?

timb said...

Then it has to be Austria or Switzerland.

timb said...

Then it has to be Austria or Switzerland.

Simon said...

Hey Timb,

now your real close choose between austria or switz....im actually standing on the race course, the day prior at about the 5 km mark...

timb said...

I am going to go with Austria.
Hope you had a great race at Pikes.
Haven't checked for results yet.
best.
Timb

timb said...

I am going to go with Austria.
Hope you had a great race at Pikes.
Haven't checked for results yet.
best.
Timb

Simon said...

Hey Timb,

Good enough !! Kitzbeuhl horn lauf in austria an awesome "roadrace" even steeper than mt washington especially the last 2km...

how do I get you a singlet ?

simon

timb said...

Thanks, simon!
address:
Tim Barnes
2829 Westminster Ct.
Louisville, KY 40206