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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

Danielle Grabol, ~ Atlanta, GA

  • 2013 Two Pers Female RAAM
  • 2012 Florida Double IRON
  • 2011 Men's & Woman's Course Record for riding across FL - 422 Miles in 27H54M
  • 2008 Ironman Louisville
  • Rev3 Cedar Point 140.6
  • New River 50K Trail Run
  • Bunch of little stuff that equated to big stuff


*Kathy Roche-Wallace*, 52 ~ Marshall, MI

  • 2013/10/08/07/06/05 Virginia Triple Anvil
  • 2013 RAAM Bike Race Across America attemp
  • 2012 Virginia Triple Anvil Team
  • 2011 RAAM Bike Race Across America solo finisher
  • 2009 Virginia Triple IRON Team with husband
  • 2009/8 Primal Quest Adventure Race
  • 2006 American 10x10 IRON triathlon ~ finished 5 IRONs in 5 days before stopping due to injuries
  • 2006 Old Dominion 100 Miler
  • 2004/03 Odyssey Triple IRON

Lars Anderson, 36 ~ Denmark

  • 2012 Florida Double IRON
  • Challenge Copenhagen Iron Distance
  • 2001 Ironman
  • Many Marathons

*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)

Patrick Brock, 46 ~ Cullman, AL

  • 2013 Ironman Florida to do
  • 2013 Florida Double IRON
  • 2010 Ironman Louisville
  • 2005 Arkansas Traveller 100
  • 2002 Mohican 100
  • 1997 AT thru-hike

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

  • 2007 Virginia Double IRON Plus

*Shane Eversfield*, 57 ~ Lake Placid, NY

  • 2012 Virginia Triple Anvil
  • 2010/07 Virginia Double IRON

Joel Gat, 41 ~ Flagstaff, AZ

  • 2013 VolState 500K run
  • 2012 1700 mile Continental Divide section hike
  • 2012 Barkley Marathon 1 lap
  • 2011 World's Toughest Mudder 24 Hour race 12th Overall
  • Bandera 100K
  • Cactus Rose 50 Miler

*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

Daren De Heras, 40 ~ Monrovia, CA

  • 2012/11 Death Race Finisher
  • 2012 Grand Canyon R2R2R2

Kevin Johnson, 37 ~ Charlotte, NC

  • 2009 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2009 American Triple T
  • 2008 JFK 50 Miler
  • 2008 Ironman Coeur d'Alene
  • 2007 Great Floridian

Todd Jubeck, 48 ~ Leonardtown, MD

  • 2004 Odyssey Double IRON
  • 1 - 50 Mile Run
  • 9 Ironmans
  • 14 marathons
  • 3 Buffalo Philharmonic Distance Classics Runs

*Brad Kelley*, 46 ~ Carrollton, TX

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

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

Christopher Knodel, 41 ~ San Antonio, TX

  • 2014 Florida Double ANVIL to do
  • Aug 13 Racing the Planet Icealnd 250K Stage Race to do
  • Dec 13 Ironman Cozumel to do
  • 52 Marathon/Ultra Completions in 2012 [71 total events for 2012]
  • Magnificent 17 [17 consecutive marathons in 17 days] Overall Winner 2013
  • 12 Days of Christmas [12 marathons in 12 days] Overall Winner 2012
  • Texas Savage 7 [7 consecutive marathons] Overall Winner
  • 2012 Siskey Triathlon - Overall Winner 2011/Age Group Winner

*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

Darren Miller, 30 ~ Pittsburgh, PA

  • 2013
  • 21-Mile North Channel (Northern Ireland-Scotland)
  • 22-Mile Three Rivers Marathon Swim (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • 17-Mile Apache Lake (Arizona, USA)
  • 18-Mile Cook Strait (New Zealand)
  • 2012
  • 26-Mile Red River Swim (North Dakota, USA)
  • 15-Mile Tsugaru Channel (Japan)
  • 28-Mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (NYC, USA)
  • 10-Mile Strait of Gibraltar (Spain – Morocco)
  • 2011
  • 27-Mile Molokai Channel (Hawaii, USA)
  • 22-Mile Catalina Channel (California, USA)
  • 2010
  • 22-Mile English Channel (England-France)
  • 24-Hour Fundraiser Swim (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • 7.5-Mile Potomac River Swim (Maryland, USA)
  • 24-Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim (Florida, USA)
  • 3 Marathons (2008/2009)
  • 2 Ultra-Marathons (2009/2010)
  • 1 Double-Century Ride (2010)

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

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

**Ryan Ravinsky**, 42 ~ Boca Raton, FL

  • 2010 Virginia Double ANVIL

Todd Smallwood, 46 ~ Fenwick Island, DE

  • 2012 Ironman Lake Placid to do
  • 2012 OBX 50 Ultra
  • 2012/2011 Northface 50 Mile Off Road Run
  • 2011 Ironman Florida
  • 2010 Ironman Arizona
  • 2010/08 Chesapeake Bay 4.4 Mile Swim
  • 2009 JFK 50 Miler
  • 2009 Chesapeakeman IM Distance Race
  • 8 Marathons

**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

**Spencer Williams**, 23 ~ Hudson, MA

  • 2012 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2012 Ironman Texas
  • 2012 Graveyard 100 Mile Ultra Run
  • Peaks 100 Mile Snowshoe Race
  • McNaughton Park 100 Mile Ultra Run
  • Peaks 53 Mile Ultra Run
  • Vermont 50 Mile Ultra Run

*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

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

**Rose Laurence Doyle**, 42 ~ Tampa, FL

  • 2014 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 2013 Ironman France
  • 2013 Disney Marathon
  • 2012 Pass Mountain 50K
  • 2012 Beach to Battleship Full Distance Tri
  • 2011 Ironman Kentucky
  • 2011 Ironman New York
  • 2010 Ironman Arizona
  • 2009 Ironman Florida

Suzy Degazon, 50 ~ Covina, CA from England

  • 15 Hawaii Ultraman's
  • 2006 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2002 Odyssey Double IRON
  • France and Austria Triple IRON
  • Austria, Ecuador and Canada Double IRON
  • Ultra marathons in Costa Rica and USA

Caroline Gregor, ~

Cassie Kottke, 32 ~ Appleton, WI

  • 2013 Destin FL Beach 50K run
  • 2012/11 Leadville 100 Mile Trail run
  • 2012 Kettle Moraine 100K 1st female
  • 2012 Journey's Marathon
  • 9 Ironman Finish's

Sheryl Leonard-Schneck, 49 ~ Wauwatosa, WI

  • 2013 Beach 2 Battleship Full Distance Tri

*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

Tim Ackley, 45 ~ Mentor, OH

  • 2014 Green Jewel 50K To Do
  • 2014 Spring North Coast 24 To Doa
  • 2013 Fall North Coast 24 To Do
  • 2008/7 Ironman Arizona
  • 2006 Ironman Florida

Ben Andrew, ~

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

Steve Brown, 53 ~ Philadelphia, PA

  • Leukemia Survivor!!!!
  • 2008/07/06/05/04 Chesapeakeman Full Distance Tri
  • 2005/03/02 Ironman Lake Placid
  • 2001/00 Great Floridian Full Distance Tri
  • 20 Plus Marathons (Philadelphia, New Jersey, Atlantic City, New York)

Wayne Brown, 48 ~ Livingston, LA

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

*Steve Carroll*, 27 ~ Falls Church, VA

Dominic Chevrier, 40 ~ Montréal, Canada

  • 2007 Ironman Lake Placid
  • Virginia Marathon and several more
  • Bicycle World Tour (1998-2000) 25k across Europe, Russia, Alaska, Yukon/Canada

David Clark, 42 ~ Northglenn, CO

  • 2010 Leadville 100 Mile Ultra Run
  • 2010 Paced majority of Badwater 135
  • 2010/09 Leadville Silver Rush 50 Miler
  • Paced majority of Badwater 135
  • 2009 Collegiate Peaks 50 Miler
  • Patriots 9 Hour Run
  • 24 Hours of Boulder
  • A few 100 mile cycling events

Josh Eckler, ~ Leonardtown, MD

  • 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

Joshua Ford, 21 ~ Lexington, VA

  • two Ironmans
  • A few Marathons

Matt Frazier, ~

Brian Gielbeda, ~ New York City, NY

  • 2014 Tokyo Marathon

**David Glade**, 50 ~ Morrison, CO

  • 2010 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2009 Ironman Wisconsin
  • 2009 Ironman Germany (3rd time)
  • Ironman Arizona
  • Ironman Kentucky
  • Ironman Malaysia
  • Redman Full distance Oklahoma
  • 25+ Marathons
  • RAAM Qualifier Race

*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

Mike Hinesh, 42 ~ Deforest, WI

  • 2012 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2011 24 Hours of Triathlon - did the duathlon race
  • 2010 Ironman Wisconsin
  • 6 iron Distance Tri's

Matt Holtry, ~

**Carl Hunt**, 63 ~ Roxbury, CT

  • A few multi day races
  • Bunch of 100 mile races
  • Big bunch of Ultra Marathons
  • Bigger bunch of marathons
  • 4 Iron Distance Events

Peter Kostelnick, 27 ~ Lincoln, NE

  • 2013 Heartland 100 Miler
  • 2012 Kettle Moraine 100 Miler
  • 2011 Ozark 100 Miler
  • 2011 Redman Full Triathlon
  • 9 other ultras
  • 9 Marathonsn
  • 1st person to ever run the RAGBRA bike event in the same 7 days (2013/423 mile course)

Ron Kowalczyk, 42 ~ Geneva, IL

  • 2014 Ironman Colorado
  • 2012/07 Ironman Lake Placid
  • 8 time Chicago Marathon Finisher
  • Boston Marathon
  • PF Chang Rock-N-Rollo Marathon
  • Ride Across Indiana (RAIN)

**Wayne Kurtz**, 45 ~ Wexford, PA

  • 2013 Italy Triple Deca 1x30
  • 2012/11 Florida Double IRON
  • 2010 Monterrey Mexico Deca IRON
  • 2010/9/8/7 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2010 Slovenia Double IRON
  • 2009 Monterrey Mexico Deca 10x10 IRON
  • 2009 Bonyhad Hungary Double IRON
  • 2008 Monterrey Mexico Quintuple IRON
  • 2008 Levis, Canada Double IRON
  • Lots of other smaller events that equal long training runs now

David LaPaglia, 48 ~ Annapolis, MD

  • 2014 Ironman Tremblant
  • Ironman Arizona, Cozumel, Louisville, Florida
  • 2x Chesapeakeman Full Distance Tri
  • 2x National Marathon
  • 2x Marine Corp Marathon
  • Rochester Marathon
  • Big Sur Marathon

*Christophe Llamas*, 43 ~ , France

Cory Lucas, 39 ~ Cypress, TX

  • 2013 Rocky Racoon 100 miler
  • 2012/2013 finished 7 Marathons/2 59K's in 8 weeks
  • 2012 Rocky Racoon 50 miler
  • 2011/09/08/06 170 mile bike ride
  • 13 years doing Houston Marathon
  • 2011 Ironman Texas
  • 2009/04/01 Ironman FLorida

*Lee Meyer*, ~

*Chris Mosier*, ~

Jarrod Neeley, ~

  • 2013 Ironman Mont Tremblant to do
  • 2013 North Face Bear Mountain 50 miler to do
  • 2012 Ironman Mont Tremblant
  • 2012 Ironman Lake Placid
  • 2011 Ironman St George
  • 2010 Ironman Wisconsin

Dave Orbinson, 25 ~ Rugby, England

  • 2013 The Wall Ultra Marathon
  • 2013 City to Summit Full Distance Tri
  • 2013 2 day sportive Road Trip Long to Endinburgh
  • 2013 Thames Path 100 Miler
  • 2012 Ironman Wales
  • 2012 Ironman Lanzarote

**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

Brandon Perkins, 45 ~ Tulsa, OK

  • 2012/10 Route 66, Tulsa OK Marathon
  • 2012 Ironman Louisville
  • 2012/11 Tulsa OK Midnight Madness 50 miler
  • 2012 Ironman Texas
  • 2012 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon
  • 2011 Ironman Arizona
  • 2011 Redman Full Triathlon
  • 2011/10 Ironman Wisconsin
  • 2011 Ironman St George

**Luc Poulin**, 52 ~ La Prairie, Quebec, Canada

  • 20/1312 Ottawa Marathon
  • 2011 Montreal Ironman 12:5
  • 2011 Lake Placed Ironman 12:44
  • 2010 Ottawa Marathon

*Eric Rohnacher*, 35 ~ Midlothian, VA

  • 2012 Grindstone 100 Miler
  • 2012 Atacama Crossing, Chile 150 Mile Ultra
  • 2012 Lynchburg Ultra Series
  • 2012 Total 200 Bike Ride
  • 2012 DC Northface Endurance Challenge 50 Miler
  • 2011 Lookout Mountain 50 Miler
  • 2011 Storm the Eastern Shore 24 Hour Adv Race
  • 4 Marathons

Guy Rossi, 65 ~ Colmar, France

  • 2013/12 Florida Double IRON
  • 2011/10/09 Virginia Double IRON
  • Winner of the world cup ultratriathlon IUTA in 1993, 1997, 1999
  • 9th in the IUTA World Cup Ranking for 2011
  • 10 Deca IRON Triathlons (best time 9 days 16h), winner one time
  • 3 Quintuple IRON Triathlons (best time 90h57)
  • 27 Triple IRON Triathlons (best time 40h30)
  • 56 Double IRON Triathlons ( best time 23h17)
  • Ironmans: best time: 10h29 Austria
  • 18 Podium Finishes
  • Ironmans: best time: 10h29 Austria
  • http://rossi.guy.free.fr

Chuck Schultz, 44 ~ Lake in the Hills, IL

  • 2013 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 2011 Virginia Triple IRON

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

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

Bryan Staffey, 36 ~ Raleigh, NC

  • Three Full Distance Triathlons
  • Three 50k Ultra's
  • One 50 Mile Ultra
  • Six Marathons

Patrick Tannish, 38 ~ Perry, OH

  • 2012 Tough Mudder
  • 2011 Rev3 Full Distance
  • 2011/10 Akron Towpath 2 x Marathon
  • 2011 Tampa Bank of America Stair Climb (w/full boots and utilities & 50 lb pack)
  • 2011 Marine Corps Marathon in full boots and utilities
  • 2011 Tough Mudder in full boots and utilities
  • 2011 Mt Baker, WA and Mt Whitney, CA Summit Climb
  • 2010 Ironman Cozumel
  • 2010 Pasadena marathon

Steve Walker, 31 ~ UK

  • 2010 Ironman UK and 50 Mile Trail run
  • 2009 Luton Marathon
  • 2008 50 Mile Trail Ultra
  • 2007 Berlin Marathon
  • 2007 London Marathon

Michael Ward, 48 ~ Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK

  • 2012/10 Virginia Double IRON
  • 1 Deca IRON 1x10
  • 1 Deca IRON normal format
  • 1 Quintuple IRON
  • 4 Double IRON
  • 14 Ironman's

Lee Williams, 43 ~ Camden, SC

  • 2008 Ironman Louisville
  • 2007/6 Ironman Florida