Thursday, May 27, 2010

Nutrition Changes on WTC Courses

Well it appears that there may nutrition on courses this year. An article on, that they WTC has partnered with Powerbar for a new drink called Perform. The product will available in June. The races that it will be served on the course are 70.3 Rhode Island, 70.3 Racine, 70.3 Miami, Ironman Louisville, Ironman Wisconsin, Ironman Florida, Ironman Arizona, Ironman Lake Placid. It will also be at the 70.3 Championship in Clearwater and Kona.

If I have been training based on the Gatorade that is usually on the course, I wouldn't be to happy right now. I know a couple of these events are coming up very shortly and will catch some people off guard.

Just recently Gatorade, changed our it marketed it's endurance formula, it is now more expensive, but doesn't have any changes in nutritional value. Always be on the lookout for changes.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

And the Crowd Goes....

I was watching the UEFA Champions league on Saturday and saw this ad for Nike. It reminded me how big a part football (soccer) is in other countries around the world. Another reason I enjoyed this ad it shows athletes making big time plays in big time situations. I believe that a lot of athletes are on the same level athletically, but it is the ability to be consistent and make the right plays/moves at all the right that makes a player great. The World Cup starts on June 12th, so enjoy.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Martial Arts for People Over 50 - You Can Get Involed & so can everyone else

I saw this video on and thought it would be a good topic to write about. Who ever says that you can't do marital arts at any point in your life. I believe you just have to take the step forward and do it. We have many students above the age of 50 at Grand Master Han's in Conway. I would hope that more people would become involved. Participating in taekwondo is a great workout. Not only is it a good work, it provides social interaction and a chance to learn new things all the time. It is much better than going to the gym and running on treadmill, lifting some weights, and then going home just to do the same thing again the next day or a couple days later. We always work to give our students new things to learn or show them a different application for something that they may already know. We can also tailor techniques and moves based on their ability to do them. Below you will find an article about an 80 year old master in our organization that started when she was 67. She will tell you that you are never too old.

"You're Never Too Old" - Click to view Article

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Floyd Landis, PEDs, and Baseball

Today we find out that Floyd Landis has sent emails (WSJ Journal article story) to cycling officials finally admitting doping. Of course, just a few years ago, he wrote a book about how he did not dope called "Positively False". Not only did he write that book, but spent millions in his defense also. In his emails, he not only admits doping himself, but also doping with and helping other individuals on his team. This reminds me of Jose Canseco when he came out with book about he helped dope other teammates and players when he was playing. Also, it seems that both baseball and cycling had/have issues with doping. I think I saw the comment that baseball journalists for years covered up the doping in baseball, and there are rumors that cycling journalists did the same thing. I guess it all comes down to the money, power, and the chance at making yourself a legend that you would do anything to get there from doping to covering up one story for a chance to get the "it" story at the time.

So I guess the next thing we will see is Henry Waxman calling up cyclist to come to Capital Hill and explain themsleves and their actions. We will of course need a cyclist to point a finger and say I didn't dope, but a few weeks later test positive. Check your local listings for this coverage!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sharks vs Alligators

Read an article today about a triathlete in Florida that got attacked by an alligator ( I would have never even thought about a alligator attack. I had some friends that joked about when I competed in the 70.3 in New Olreans this year, but I said alligators generally don't attack people. The article notes that only 20 people in a 25 years have been killed in Florida, but many more have been killed by sharks. I still would rather take my chances with an alligator than a shark. Of course, being in Arkansas, I don't have either to worry about. Everyone be safe out there.

Friday, May 14, 2010


I would like to welcome everyone to my blog. As you can see right now, it is a work in process. I started building it on May 12th. I'll use to post my various travels, race reports, martial arts reports, or any other useful information that I hope people will find interesting and well useful. I know there is a lot out there, so thanks for stopping by. If you have any comments let me know. I hope you enjoy.