Thursday, October 6, 2011
I saw Macca at Bike Works! Robin and I had just finished biking, so we were stinky, but he still agreed to a picture with us. I think I look almost as tan and fit as he does, don't you?
At Bike Works I signed up Mrs. Z to receive a wash and a tune-up. I think she may have been the smallest, oldest and dirtiest bike there. We share that. No really... she is not just small, dirty and old... she also has an extremely used and stinky (read I can't get rid of the smell of pee) saddle. (I don't though...really. I swear.) The leather is completely worn off and if I don't change it soon, I will wear it down to the post. So, I figured, the least I could do was to sign her up to get a wash and a trim.
After we had purchased way too much in the way of Kona inscribed garb at Bike Works and had had our Macca sighting, we headed back to the hotel. In the parking lot we were approached by a few PhD students from UConn doing a study sponsored by Timex. They asked us if we would take part. At first I wasn't interested, but the more I learned, the more excited I became.
This is from the Timex blog site describing the study:
The Korey Stringer Institute and Timex are sponsoring a study that examines Performance variables and Physiological Responses in Elite Triathletes during a competitive race. The Timex athletes are participating plus some additional volunteers bringing the total to 30 athletes. The study checks heat, hydration, nutrition and other related measures. The photo below is an athlete receiving a whole body sweat washdown.
They will check the sodium content in the sweat in relation to what he is eating and how they match up. During the race, the Timex Global Trainer will provide important data for the study. In addition, they will also be taking core temperature of the athletes during the race as well. At the finish, they will have a Recovery Intervention at the finish line where half of the participants will be cooled immediately following and the other half will not. Principle Investigator is Dr. Douglas Casa and Student Researcher is Rebecca Stearns. Timex will be receiving feedback for their athletes.
How cool is that? The Timex Team will receive the feedback, but so will we. I'm quite excited.
More on our Timex study adventure in tomorrow's post....
The rest of the day was spent exploring shopping, eating and hanging out. Later that day Ange got in, and we made plans to swim together in the morning.
The next morning we met and I was so excited to see her! My Ange! Here we are... can you guess which one I am? This picture was on the Competitor site yesterday.
After the swim I socialized, of course.
I never want to leave.