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December 2013 Poem

The following poem was penned by Sarah Speicher, who completed the October 2013 Virginia Double ANVIL. She's a poet and we didn't know it.

ANVILIZATION

Twisting and turning all through the night
Heart beat pounding through the invasive fright
Rising to eat hours before daylight
Foam rolling and stretching to avoid the dreaded tight

Walking to the water preparing for the anvil flight
Hysterically laughing before taking the plunge
Pessimistic thoughts we must try to shun
Knowing in our minds that ANYTHING can be done

The anvil strikes
The anvil strikes

To read the rest, click here for the document

   

 

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Maceration

June 23, 2011 by John Vonhoff
Filed under: Foot Care, Health, blister care

A BAD case of maceration
This weekend is the running of the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile race from Squaw Valley to Auburn, over the California Sierras. While around 375 will start the race, the finisher’s numbers will probably fall between 200 and 250. The main reasons for not finishing will include being under trained, stomach issues, simply missing cutoffs, and injuries. Injuries are big. There will be sprained ankles, cuts and scrapes from falls, possible wrist injuries from falls, tons of blisters, and this year - a lot of problems from maceration. With higher than normal snow levels, and this week’s hot temperatures, runners will be in the snow more than normal. Plus runoff from the snow will affect trails and stream crossings. These wet conditions will affect many of the runners - leading to maceration. To read the rest of the article, click here for John's Website!!

   

 

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Consider Helping Race Staff out or be a Support Crew for a racer

Are you thinking of tackling the Double or Triple ANVIL Triathlon. Have you upped your training which should consist of some overnight training and sleep deprivation. What else might be invovled in a successful finish for you? Think about coming out and helping either the race management OR crew for an athlete. Not all athletes can bring their own support crew, usually it's a money issue with having to travel a long distance.

But either way - you will see how the race unfolds, what atheltes are doing right, do wrong. Will answer some of your questions and make you think of other things you hadn't thought of. Email Steve Kirby at steve@USAUltraTri.com for more information and to be added to the list.

   

 

Virginia Athletes Racing in 2014

 
 

The athletes below will be competing (or expressed their intent to compete) in this years event. If they have an asterisk (**) before and after their name, that means they have registered and paid for the race. If there is only one asterisk (*), means they are pretty serious, more than just a dream - a wish, but haven't registered yet. The dates for 2014 should be 9-12 October for the Triple ANVIL and 10-12 October for the Double ANVIL. We moved the start times up a day in 2013, which means the Double and Triple athletes will be finishing by Saturday evening now instead of Sunday evening. That allows you to get some rest before the awards ceremony which will still take place at Lake Anna Winery on Sunday around noon time.

Good luck to all!


Virginia Triple ANVIL

**Kristin "Kay" Scott**, 44 ~ Bedford, TX

  • 2014 Florida ANVIL Plus
  • 2013 Virginia Double ANVIL Plus++
  • 2013 Florida Double ANVIL Plus
  • 2011 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2010 Ironman Las Vegas
  • Two 100 Mile Ultra Runs
  • 45+ Marathons/UltraMarathons Raising funds for Parkinson's Disease for my dad

**Bruce Allentuck**, 49 ~ North Potomac, MD

  • 2x Chesapeakeman 140.6
  • 1x Duke Blue Devil 140.6
  • 4x JFK 50 Miler
  • 2x Seneca Trail 50K
  • 2x Great Chesapeake Bay Swim
  • 2X Death Race (DNF both)

**Greyson Daugherty**, 27 ~ Atlanta, GA

  • 2007 Virginia Double IRON Plus

**Dan Grodinsky**, 33 ~ Montréal, Québec

  • 2005 Circuit Québecois de Canôt à glace
  • 2012 Summer Death Race
  • 2013 Winter Death Race
  • 2013 Gobi March
  • 2013 Traversée Lac Memphremagog
  • 100 Mile Peak Snowshoe Race (upcoming)
  • Full Distance triathlon to do

**Brad Kelley**, 46 ~ Carrollton, TX

  • 2014 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 2013 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 11x Ironman's
  • Leadman, OR 250k Triathlon

**Beat Knechtle**, 50 ~ St Gallen, Switzerland

**Hoskuldur Kristvinsson**, 65 ~ Reykjavik, Iceland

  • 2014 Bornholm, Denmark 100 Mile Trail Run
  • 2013 ESJA 70 km Mountain Tril race
  • 2013 Florida Double Anvil
  • 2013 Laugavegur,Iceland 55km Trail/Mountain Run, 13th time running in 16 years
  • 2012 Hengill, Iceland 50 Mile Ultra
  • 2010/05 Mohican Trail 100
  • 2009 Ironman Wisconsin
  • 2009 Reykjavik, Iceland 100k
  • 2007 Mont Blanc, France 100 Mile Ultra Run
  • 2006 Heartland 100 Miler
  • 2006 Ironman Arizona
  • 2003 Lapland, Sweden 100k

**James Manning**, 56 ~ Centreville, VA

  • 2013 Virginia Double ANVIL Plus
  • 2012 Virginia Double IRON
  • 8 Ironman's
  • 1 50 Mile Ultra Run

**William "Ironox" Pruett**, 46 ~ Burleson, TX

  • 2012 Florida Double IRON
  • 2011 Virginia IRON Plus Triathlon
  • 2011 Florida IRON Plus Triathlon
  • Multiple Ironman Finisher
  • Multiple Marathon Finisher
  • Four 24 Hour Bike Ride Finisher
  • Three 5k Swim Finisher

**Ryan Ravinsky**, 42 ~ Jackson, WY

  • 2010 Virginia Double ANVIL

**Mosi Smith**, 32 ~ Charlotte, NC

  • 2012 Western States
  • 2012 Badwater 135 Mile Ultramarathon
  • Eleven 100 Mile Runs
  • 32 Ultra Marathons
  • 2 Full Distance Triathlons
  • 35 Marathons
  • Races to help the Semper Fi Fund      Click here for page to Semper Fi Fund

**Jay Sonnenklar**, 50 ~ Miami, FL

  • 2014 Florida Double Anvil
  • 2013 Florida Full Triathlon

**Vasilis "Vtox" Toxavidis**, 44 ~ Boston, MA from Greece

  • 2014 Florida Anvil Plus
  • 2014 Celtman Extreme Triathlon, unoffical finisher
  • 2014 Summer Beast of Burden 50
  • 2014 Norway Lysefjorden inn ultra
  • 2014 Ironman Lake Placid
  • 2014 Winter Beast of Burden 50
  • 2014 Ghost Trail Train Ultra 100K
  • 2013 Great Floridian Full Triathlon
  • 2013 Ironman Louisville
  • 2013 Celtman Extreme Scottish Tri (DNF Bike Mechanical
  • 2013 Newport Sharkfest Swim
  • 2013 Boston Marathon
  • 2013 Florida Double ANVIL Plus
  • 2012 Ironman Cozumel
  • 2012 Great Floridian Ultra
  • 2012 Colorado Marathon

Virginia Double ANVIL

**Robin Cucinotta**, 43 ~ North Berwick, ME

  • 2014 Ironman Lake Placid to do
  • 2013 Ironman Mont Tremblant
  • 2013/12 Ghost Train Ultra
  • 2012 Ironman Lake Placid
  • 2012 Pineland Farms 50K
  • 2012/11 Boston Marathon
  • 2011 Stone Cat 50 miler
  • 2010 Baystate Marathon

**Siobhan Maize**, 43 ~ Charlston, SC

  • 2014 Homstead 10x5k -august
  • 2014 Lowcountry Splash 5 mile swim
  • 2013 Savannah Rock n Roll Marathon
  • 2013 Lowcountry Splash 5 mile swim
  • 2013 Wambaw Swamp Stomp 50 Miler
  • 2013 Delirium 6 hr Ultra run
  • 2012 Swim Around Key West
  • 2012/07/02 Boston Marathon
  • 2011 Ironman Florida
  • 2010 Disney Goofy Challenge
  • 2009 Ironman Coeur D'Alene
  • Multiple other marathons …..

**Shangrila Rendon**, 33 ~ Pasadena, CA

  • 2014 Grand Tour Triple Century Ride
  • 2014/12 Camino Doule Century Ride
  • 2014 Mountains to Beach Marathon
  • 2014 American River 50 Miler
  • 2013 Ironman Lake Tahoe
  • 2012 Ironman Arizona
  • 2012 Death Valley Double Century Ride
  • 2012 Ray Miller 50/50 Ultra
  • 2012 Double Century Grand Tour
  • 2012 California International Marathon
  • 2012 Ocean City Marathon
  • 2012 Ojai 2 Ocean Marathon
  • 2012 Leona Divide 50 Miler

*Stacey Shand*, 34 ~ Kelowna, BC, Canada

  • 2014 Oregon Double ANVIL
  • 2013 Marathon des Sables
  • 2013 Badwater 135 Mile Ultra Marathon
  • 2013 Rocky Racoon 100 Miler
  • 2012 Ultraman Canada
  • 2012 Javelina Jundred Miler

**Lee Barwick**, 35 ~ Mount Airy, MD

  • 2013 ChesapeakeMan Full Distance Tri

**Paul Bedard**, 46 ~ Boston, MA & Florida Keys

  • 2012/10/09 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2001/1999/98 Odyssey Double IRON
  • 1996/93/92 Huntsville Double IRON

**Erik Bergmann**, 28 ~ Washington, DC

  • 2013 Chesapeakman Full Distance Tri
  • 3 Total 200 Double Century Rides

**Cole Braun**, 52 ~ Oconomowoc, WI

**Wayne Brown**, 48 ~ Livingston, LA

  • 6 Time Ironman Finisher
  • Four 100 Mile Runs
  • Nine 50 Mile Runs
  • Numerous Marathons and Ultra Adventure races

**Billy Collier**, 61 ~ Chattanooga, TN

  • 2014 Florida Double Anvil
  • 2013 Florida IRON Plus
  • 2013/12/11/10 Ironman Louisville
  • 2012/11/10/91 Great Floridian
  • 2013/12 Lookout Mtn 50 Miler
  • 2011 Ironman Florida
  • 11 Marathons
  • 1990 Vineman Ironman

**Josh Eckler**, 37 ~ Killington, VT

  • 2014 Blue Ridge Marathon to do
  • 2014 Peak Snowshoe Marathon
  • 2 time Peak Death Race Finisher
  • 2013 Peak 100 Ultra
  • 2012 Peak 50 Ultra
  • Shamrock Marathon
  • Dozen 12 hour GORUCK and a 24 hour GORUCK Heavy Challenges

**Kirby Fanus**, 31 ~ Mt Holly Springs, PA

  • 2014 Ouray 100 Mile Endurance Run
  • 2014 Atlantic City Ultra Tri
  • 2013 Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run
  • 2013 North Face Endurance 50 Miler
  • 4X Recon Challenge
  • 3X Marine Corps Marathon
  • 2009 Great Floridian Triathlon

**Matt Frazier**, 35 ~ Midland, MI

  • North Country 50 Mile Trail Run
  • 2014 Yankee Springs 50 Mile Trail Run
  • 2014 Crystal Lake Shore to Shore Swim (8.7 Miles) /LI>
  • 2014 MUTT 50K Trail Run
  • 2013 Rev 3 Cedar Point Full Distance
  • 2014 Boston Marathon
  • 2014/13 Groundhog Marathon
  • 2014/13 Bayshore Marathon
  • 2013/12 Grand Rapids Marathon
  • 2012 The Qualifier Marathon

**Perry Gray**, 53 ~ Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  • 2013 Florida Double IRON
  • 2013/12 Esprit Full Distance Triathlon
  • 2013/12 Sri Chinmoy Self-transcendence 24 Hour Track Ultra
  • 2012 Big River 9km Open Water Swim
  • Sri Chinmoy Self-transcendence 12 Hour Track Ultra
  • 2011 Canadian 226 Iron Triathlon
  • 2009 National Capital Marathon

**Scott Jordan**, 44 ~ North Berwick, ME

**William Lane**, 53 ~ Philadelphia, PA

  • 2011/10/09 Virginia Triple IRON
  • 2010 ChesapeakeMan Full Distance
  • 2008/7 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2006/7 Ironman Lake Placid


**Jay Lonsway**, 42 ~ Marshall, MI

  • 2013 Virginia Double Anvil
  • 2012 Virginia Triple IRON Team
  • 2012 Ironman Lake Placid
  • Steel Head Full Distance 3 times

**Steve Orsini**, 42 ~ Midland, MI

  • 2014 Ironman Mont Tremblant to do
  • 2014 Bahamas Marathon to do
  • 2014 Groundhog Marathon to do
  • 2013 Groundhog Marathon
  • 2013 Great Lakes Bay Marathon
  • 2011, 2013 Rev 3 Cedar point iron-distance tri
  • 1996, 2001 Vinemane iron-distance tri
  • countless other triathlons

**Eric Schrading**, 48 ~ Galloway, NJ

  • 18 Ironman's 9:19 pr
  • 20 or so Marathons 2:52 pr

**David Seres**, 42 ~ Newport Beach, CA

  • 2014 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 2013 Across the Years 48 Hour Run
  • 2013/12/11/10 Ironman Arizona

**Matt Smith**, 41 ~ Midland, MI

  • Rev 3 Cedar Point Full Distance Tri
  • Two 50 milers
  • One 50K
  • 5 Marathons

**Stevin Wiederhold**, 45 ~ Saginaw, MI

  • 2014 ITU Chicago World Championships
  • 2013 American Triple T
  • 2013 Tough Mudder Detroit
  • 2012 Rev 3 Cedar Point Full Distance Tri
  • 2001/09 Natonal 24 Hour Bike Challenge
  • 7 Full Marathons

**Jonathan Zeif**, 61 ~ Fort Collins, CO

  • 2012 Virginia Double ANVIL
  • 2011 Ultraman Canada
  • 11x Leadville Trail 100 Miler
  • 7x Leadville Trail 100 Miler Mtn Bike
  • 2x Western States 100 Miler
  • Original Leadman Finisher
  • Cape Cod Ironman
  • Solo Cross Country Bike Ride