lunes, enero 30, 2012

cannon lebron/Get Your Tri Camp On

LeBron James can arguably finish in traffic better than anyone in the NBA. On Sunday we learned he's pretty good at beating traffic, too.

The 2012 Miami Marathon began at 6:15 a.m. at American Airlines Arena on Sunday, drawing 6,000 registered runners, according to the Miami Herald. While the paper reported that a six-hour time limit was instituted, traffic congestion issues were still a problem to be dealt with for members of the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls prior to the 3:30 p.m. tip of their nationally-televised game at the AAA.

Rather than deal with the headaches associated with road closures and extra pedestrian traffic, James opted to ride a custom bicycle to the arena. Suited up in a skintight all-black outfit and helmet, and donning a camoflauge napsack, James biked the few miles from his home to the stadium, escorted by what appears to be Randy Mims, his manager/business partner. James is no stranger to two wheels: bicycling was a regular part of his conditioning routine during the lockout and he hosts an annual bike giveaway in Ohio.

The ABC broadcast later showed James' red, black and silver bike parked inside the American Airlines Arena. The words "King James" were custom printed in yellow old English styled letters on the cannondale bike's frame.

Asked about his biking adventure during a televised halftime interview, James said: "My legs feel really good. It felt good to get open field and get a bike ride in and be prepared for today's game."

James finished with a game-high 35 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 block on 12-for-23 shooting in 41 minutes to help Miami defeat Chicago, 97-93. He also completely jumped over John Lucas to finish an alley-oop.

The Herald reports that Samuel Kipkosegei Malakwen of Kenya won the marathon in the Miami Marathon's closest finish ever, posting a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes, 54.58 seconds.

Image credits: @JackNruth, @cjzero and cjzero

Get Your Tri Camp On
Take your training to the next level by taking off for awhile
Posted on January 27, 2012 by Jennifer Ward Barber

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Haven’t signed up for a training camp yet this year? Take a look at these upcoming camps and getaways to see if there’s something that sparks your interest. From Vermont to the French Alps, there’s something for every budget.

Michellie Jones’s Giddy Up Multisports Camp

Dates: Feb. 9-12
Location: Carlsbad, California.

Camp highlights include swim and nutrition clinics, a focus on core and yoga, and demonstrations of products from Felt and ISM. The camp is geared toward individuals of all experience levels, from novice athletes to seasoned professionals, and 10 percent of all proceeds are donated to World Bicycle Relief. Read more here.


Velo Eschappe European Cycling Vacations

1. Tour of the Dolomites with the Maratona dles Dolomites Gran Fondo

Dates: June 27-July 2, 2012
Location: Italian Dolomites

Without question one of the most dramatic and stunning mountain ranges on the planet, the Italian Dolomites and their jagged spires (pictured above) have poetically been referred to as “God’s backyard.” Whether you join us in 2012 as a single, couple, or family, this vacation promises to be unforgettable. Read more, and register here.

2. VIP Etape du Tour Alps with L’Alpe d’Huez

Dates: July 6-10, 2012
Location: French Alps

This “Stage of the Tour” cycling vacation is based at one of the most beautiful hotels in Albertville, the 3-star Hotel Million, where you will be based for three nights with a full breakfast and dinner program. Read more, and register here.
Matt Dixon’s Winter Triathlon Empowerment Camp

Dates: February 29-March 4
Location: Kona, Hawaii

This camp promises a fully immersive education and training experience designed to launch your 2012 triathlon season. With Gerry Rodrigues from Tower 26 for open-water swimming focus, and a functional strength expert, it won’t be just another ‘come and train hard’ type of camp. This five-day retreat is founded on the ongoing concept of learn, experience and execute, in which thorough education and personalized attention to all aspects of performance are translated into actual training and skill development in and around the Hawaii Ironman course. Read more here.


QT2 Systems’ Camps

Dates: Febrary 9-12 (Clermont, FL) and June 21-24 (Lake Placid, NY), August 23-26 (Ludlow, Vermont)

Each of QT2 Systems’ training camps are located in triathlete-friendly areas, with ample swimming, biking, and running opportunities. Athletes are always treated to first-rate mechanic services, professionally licensed massage therapists, and superb accommodations. At each training camp athletes are welcome to attend a training or nutrition talk, presented by QT2 head coach Jesse Kropelnicki. Read more here.


Cal U/CEC Mile Madness

Dates: March 5-10
Location: Tucson, Ariz.

Cliff English will be holding this camp alongside friend and veteran triathlon coach Paul Cross and guest Olympic run coach Bobby McGee. The mission of this camp is simply to get in a great week oftraining volume in the early season under the guidance of some of the world’s best triathlon coaches. The camps will take intermediate and advanced level long course triathletes on a six day spring training camp with an emphasis on big volume in swimming, biking and running. Read more here.


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