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Happy New Workout Year

Posted by IMVoice on Jan 10, 2011 12:58:25 PM

Last Saturday four IT guys of Xi’an Office Colin Li (Foundations IT), Steven Xue (IT NOC), Jason Qu(IT DBA) and Dylan Hai(Foundations IT), rode more than 80 km (50mi) from office to WuDong hamlet, and climbed GuiFeng mountain for approximate  6 km  (4 mi). It was cold in the valley and we saw a beautiful icefall and tragopans by chance. It was really an amazing course.

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SHANNON STEWERT, Sales Manager Sports and Endurance participated in the Ragnar Relay on Friday January 7 that went from Miami to Florida Keys.  This is an overnight running relay that traditionally consists of 12 people that run 3 legs each and ride in vans while not running in order to leap frog the person running, support the person running, etc.  My team of 10 people completed the event, but instead of using vans to transport runners we decided to ride our bikes.  We were testing out a concept for Ragnar Relay to see if it would work.  So in 30 hours we had each rode our bikes about 170 miles and ran anywhere from 14-20 miles each and slept for about 2 hours.  What we discovered is you have a lot less time to sleep during the major breaks AND the logistics get even more complicated.  At times it was a mentally challenging 30 hours (try cycling for 20 miles then getting right off the bike to run for 8 miles then right back on the bike to cycle another 40ish miles...between the hours of 10PM-2AM after you have already knocked out 70 miles of biking and running), but in the end we had fun and some interesting adventures (it was also pretty cool to ride our bikes through all of the FL Keys and over all of the bridges).

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TOYA REAVIS placed 3rd Overall woman and 2nd in my age group in yesterday’s Resolution 5K Run at Mission Bay in San Diego, CA.

 

JIM GARFIELD (M&M) spread the Active X message during the break to the Middle East.  Traveling through Israel and Jordan I had the opportunity to run through some ancient trade routes and incredible terrain. I did see some other runners out there… but mostly goat and camel hereders….

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NOLAN HANSEN (first overall) and REBECCA DIVITA raced in the first club duathlon of 2011 near the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.

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