THE OFFICIAL START OF SUMMER, LONG DAYS AND FUN WORKOUTS! Mike
JAKE COONEY Online Marketing Manager ran the Coeur d'Alene half marathon which was my first half marathon and my furthest distance yet. My time was 1:55.
CLAY SPIEGEL, Accounting REPORTS this weekend went backpacking near Warner Springs on the Pacific Crest Trail. It was my wife's first time ever, so I was nervous that any future trip depended on this experience. We were supposed to go up on Saturday but there were flash flood and lightning warnings, so we waited until Sunday. We went in about 7 miles, camped for the night, and came back out. The trail was beautiful and challenging and the night was very cold. We are all very sore, but it well. Hopefully there will be more to come.
RAND RAGUSA Group Director Media Sales reports that he and STEVE LAYNE, LUKE SMITH, SHANE BOHAN, & the LAXPower.com content team attended the LAXPower Fan Awards on Sunday. The LAXPower Fan Awards featured three Division I senior men's finalists who were nominated for each position and three others for the Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year awards. Fans then voted online for their favorites.
On Memorial Day we traveled to the NCAA Championship game - where the Syracuse men's team (16-2) claimed its record 10th national championship with a 13-10 victory against Johns Hopkins (11-6) in front of an NCAA final and outdoor title game record 48,970 fans at Gillette Stadium.
The LAXPower team did an amazing job on game day, hosting a huge event marketing effort outside the stadium featuring the FootballPower.tv bus - conducting video interviews with LAXPower.com fans & distributing LAX-Active.com co-branded T-shirts & stickers.
Game Photos - http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=11220
Fan Awards - http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=11213
ANDREA RISHMAWI Account Exec and ANDREW COLE sucked wind all the way up Iron Mountain in San Diego County this past Sunday morning.
PATTI ROSENTHAL Did the 37th Iron Horse Bicycle Classic which is a stage race consisting of a road race, criterium & time trial. For the first time in its history they cancelled the road race - a foot of snow fell in Silverton Friday night. Received 2nd in the Criterium the following day, 5th in the Time Trial on Monday & 2nd overall in the Omnium (Wmn's Blue Hair Division 40-49). It was my first race back after a hundred years so I was pretty nervous. Looking forward to getting back on the mtn bike & playing this summer!
LAURENT GAUTHIER from Europe reports that last Saturday he went to Super Lioran in the French mountain called Massif Central right in the middle of France.
He was invited by ASO (company who owns the Tour de France, Paris Marathon & Half Marathon, l'Etape du Tour, etc...) to participated of a new trail running of 37km (23 miles). The distance were not too long but the weather were just apocalyptic with heavy rains, strong wind, fog, etc... I've finally finished in 4h45, ranked top 20. Guess what, today I still walk like a pinging.
Inspired by this weekend’s most exciting adventure movie (and an upcoming Mt. Whitney attempt) BRET HARRIS, MIKE DOBRANSKY and CHRIS BOHNERT set off in search of hiking, caves, treasure and adventure. Going off several clues from another adventurer STEVE MAZZA, the guys set off in search of the elusive Lawson Peak and Gaskill Peak in Jamul County. In what started out to be a weekend stroll in the hills turned into an all day epic adventure with bouldering, bushwhacking, an encounter with John Wayne’s brother (maybe) and the eventual conquering of two summits. If interested, let Bret Harris know and he will give you the set of clues. It’s worth it but wear jeans!