Thursday, January 19, 2012

I Got Picked for Joe Friel's Workshop!!!!

Was anyone aware that Joe Friel - author or the Triathlete's Training Bible - had a workshop coming up in Arizona?  Read his blog post about it HERE.  I opened my email this evening to see that I was chosen for the workshop!!  Awesome, right?!

...but before you get all excited for me...

I only found out because that email said the following:

"This is just a quick note to let you know that I never received a confirmation email from you for the Select Athlete Workshop so I am giving your place to someone on the waiting list. I hope all is well for you and you got my initial invitation to attend. All the best for your training."

Cue the sad face!

Umm...  Joe, think about this.  Would I really ever ignore an email that came from you?!

NO!

So on top of that, a long day at work, and two ladies at the grocery store who insisted on arguing for more than 10 minutes over coupons while five people waited in line behind them, it's time for me to go to sleep!  Today needs to be over ASAP!  It's any body's guess as to how tomorrow's supposed "rest day" is going to go.


Swim fast.  Bike smart.  Run hard. 

7 comments:

TriGirl said...

Oh no! Did you think about emailing him back? I think I would want to whine and grovel and beeeeeg. But you're probably taking the classy route :)

Miguel Vieira said...

No wayyyy..... How awesome would it have been to attend one of his workshops! Oh well, its their loss man! Keep it up!

The Triathlon Rx said...

Ohhhh ouch. :( But like Miguel said, their loss.

On another note, I saw the comment you left on Steve (Speedo)'s blog regarding male athletes vs. sedentary individuals and the effect being active has on brain activity. Just wanted to share this study with you! Its' from the International Journal of Neuroscience.

(long title!!)

Serum testosterone, growth hormone, and insulin-like growth factor-1 levels, mental reaction time, and maximal aerobic exercise in sedentary and long-term physically trained elderly males.

Unless you have full access to PubMed, you probably can't get the whole article. But long story short they measured mental reaction time (along with all the other markers in the title) among both groups, and found that the "endurance trained masters athletes group" had decreased (quicker) reaction time, increased VO2max/testosterone/growth hormone. The last two (elevated serum testosterone and growth hormone) are "advantageous" for brain function, and the quicker reaction time is a marker of that as well!!

Well how's that for a first comment? ;) I get to read a lot of this, so I just thought I'd share!

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

@ The Triathlon RX - I actually do have full access to PubMed. I came from a science background and have access via my old program.

What's the title of the article?

Coy Martinez said...

I've never heard of him but I'm starting to think that I should have.

People who haggle in line get on my nerves.

The Triathlon Rx said...

Kurt - haha sorry it gets buried in there, but "Serum testosterone, growth hormone, and insulin-like growth factor-1 levels, mental reaction time, and maximal aerobic exercise in sedentary and long-term physically trained elderly males." is the title. Like I said... long!

Erika said...

Ugh that sucks... I would be super frustrated if I were you! Did you contact him?