Sunday, June 22, 2008

Go FOGO Go!

12:30pm (Idaho time)
I was feeling a bit sluggish on my 5 mile run this morning...until it occurred to me that today is the Ironman at Coeur D'Alene and I've got a bunch of friends there swimming 2.4 miles, THEN biking 112 miles and THEN running 26.2 (yes, the distance of a marathon).

I logged on to check out how they are doing most are mid-way through the bike.

So here's to you, FOGO DO MIAMI!!! They've been featured in the local media and if you're looking for inspiration or are tripped up on the idea of "I could NEVER be able to..." or "I'm too overweight", check out their stories. Here are just a couple:

Tim

Victor

6pm (Idaho time)
UPDATE:

This blows my mind.
Tim
swam for an hour, was on the bike for 6 hours and is near the end of a marathon right now.
Teresa swam for 1 1/2 hours, biked for EIGHT, and started her run just an hour ago.
Eddie swam for 1 1/2 hours, biked for 7, and probably has another 2 hours left in his marathon.


I'm exhausted just following them online!


FINAL RESULTS UPDATE:
Eddie: 14 hours 52 minutes
Mark: 11 hours 48 minutes
Tim: 12 hours 56 minutes
Teresa: 16 hours 50 minutes
Victor: 14 hours 19 minutes

What a journey!

2 comments:

S. Kimzey Daniels said...

Oh my gosh! I simply cannot imagine physically exerting myself for that length of time!!!
A big congratulations to your buddies!

Beth said...

I can't imagine that, either. I had no idea there was something even longer than a marathon. But kudos to you for running that 5 miles. Only once in my life did I do that!