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Buckataltitude 12th Warrior


from Byhalia, Ohio

Member since 06 October 2013 | Blog

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Voting Record: 5779 / 20

Graduated in '08. Moved to Kentucky. Now living in Colorado. I really miss the midwest and Ohio.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Anytime in The 'Shoe
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 31 Aug 2015

I confessed to my wife after I finished that I wanted to do an olympic distance. I mean I was feeling invincible. But a year later, new baby, new location, new job, etc. That seems a little daunting. May have to just stick with sprint tris.

Comment 31 Aug 2015

Just actually did my first sprint tri last year. I did it in Steamboat Spring, CO. I would definitely recommend running one there. It is beautiful. I would love to do an olympic distance someday. Let me preface this, I am not an endurance athlete or really care to be, but doing 3 different disciplines is a lot of fun. 

I was doing a transformation challenge with my sister at the beginning of my training, so I was doing a lot of lifting at the beginning. I would do cardio (tri training) in the morning and lift heavy at night. Once the transformation challenge was over I ramped back up my carb intake and focused more on the tri.

I usually did 5 to 6 days a week with 1 true rest day. Running is the easiest thing for me, so I only would do once a week. My typical week was: Monday - run, Tuesday - swim, Wednesday - bike, Thursday - swim, Friday - easy run/bike, Saturday - brick workout, Sunday - Rest.

I searched and found a simple workout plan for training for a sprint tri. Just like most things, just slowly build up distance/minutes of workout time.

Make sure, if you do not wear clip-in bike shoes, to tuck in your shoe laces in. I wasted a few minutes because my shoe lace got tangled up in my pedal. I had to stop, remove shoe, untangle, etc. I was shooting for 1 hour 30 minutes, but missed it by 2 minutes. I wasted time with the shoe deal and with my transition period. Practice getting the wet suit off! 

Another thing that was mentioned above, be sure to practice open water prior to race day if you are doing an open water swim. It really is much more nerve racking than you realize.

To the other questions: A mountain bike will be fine. The pain, I am not sure, sorry. I would say 8 to 12 weeks out. 

Most of all enjoy, it is a lot of fun!!! You will do great!!

Comment 26 Aug 2015

Earle, you just pulled a Remy and commented first on your own forum, merely for upvotes.

In all seriousness, a BIG congrats to Remy/Matt!

Comment 25 Aug 2015

When I lived in Colorado, I was able to see Oregon and USC curb stomp CU. I also went to a few CSU games. We just moved for my wife's new job. We just got season tickets for Illinois State. Should be able to watch majority of the games. ISU's schedule does not interfere with OSU's!

Comment 20 Aug 2015
Happy birthday to the best site! I ordered you guys some strippers. I promise I will send them to you as long as I get to enter the premium lounge.
Comment 19 Aug 2015
With 130 left MSU would need a miracle. MSU had no timeouts either. I would have settled on the sure points. 15 points vs 12 points is a big difference. 2 point conversions aren't guaranteed
Comment 19 Aug 2015
I'm pretty sure they scored a td against MSU when the game was out of reach. Oregon went for it on 4th down instead of kicking a field goal work 1:30 left in the game. They won 46 to 27......hmm......remember they were up by 12 so a field goal seals the game.
Comment 12 Aug 2015
I was living in Colorado at the time I signed up. Now I live in Illinois, so not sure my name fits anymore
Comment 12 Aug 2015
Was a guard in middle school. Then switched to golf freshman and sophomore years due to me still only being 5 foot tall. Played QB my junior and senior year. But really only played one year. Third play of junior year, I through a 15 yard pass to our TE and proceeded to get hit late and low (15 yrd late hit penalty). Broke my ankle. Came back and started at QB my senior year with only 3 plays of actual game experience at QB. I went to North Union seems like way back in the day. Side note, we sucked, but we were beating Ridgedale (great that year) and I got tackled out of bounds (late hit penalty) and broke my index finger on my throwing hand. We ended up losing the game.
Comment 12 Aug 2015

Seeing Troy Smith have is "Heisman Moment" against PSU. The scramble and pass to Robiskie.

Comment 12 Aug 2015
I will be a 12w in the near future. A new baby that served 2 months in the nicu and a cross country move has my budget a little tight right now. Thanks 11w for this and thanks to all the new 12w!
Comment 23 Apr 2015

Lived in Byhalia (in between Marysville and Kenton) my whole life up until college.

Met my wife at OSU. Moved to Lexington, KY for my wife to do graduate school. Moved to Fort Collins, Colorado for my wife to more graduate school.

Moving back to the midwest (Normal, IL) in July. It has been fun living other places for now, but Ohio is home and I miss it.

I agree with some posters up above, I get really cranked up when people insult Ohio.

Comment 19 Apr 2015
Favorite Buckeye. Like I said in the open thread of the spring game, he maybe the next Archie in traIning. My favorite play of his was against psu when he scrambled and threw a TD to Robiskie. He was on the run and threw it about 50 yds in the air.
Comment 10 Apr 2015

I was there for that!!!! Sitting in the south stands. I could hardly see it. I thought it was an incomplete pass and then the stadium erupted. I looked at my wife and asked "how in the world did he catch that?"