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This is my 4th year participating in this great event and the first time that I will attempt to conquer the entire course.Please consider donating to this great cause. Use the link below to go directly to my fund raising page for CAF. All funds go directly to CAF.
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This September a portion of all sales from Tosso.com will be donated to the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Plus, a few members of the Tosso.com team will be participating in the 23rd annual San Diego Triathlon Challenge to benefit CAF. It's an adventure that we are all looking forward to and some of us are even training for!
Our Tosso.com crew members will be joining approximately 200 physically challenged athletes and 550 able-bodied athletes, as we complete a 1 mile ocean swim, 44 mile bike and 10 mile run on one of the most breathtaking courses in the country - all in support of the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
This is my 4th year participating in this great event and the first time that I will attempt to conquer the entire course. In the past I have done this as a relay and have only completed the swim portion or the bike portion, so this is a big jump for me.
I am even training a little outside of the gym. Here is a quick breakdown of my preparation. It's not nearly enough, but it should be enough to get me to the finish line before dark.
- 8/17/16 - My first swim in a while. Felt pretty good and swam for about 35 minutes.
- 8/21/16 - I purchased a rode bike and took it out for its maiden voyage. I usually mountain bike, so hitting the road was a fun adventure. 25.97 miles in 2:10.
- 8/29/16 - My first run in a LONG time and it REALLY hurt. 5.03 miles in 1:04
- 9/1/16 - Back into the hills on my Mtn bike - I did not track this workout.
- 9/10/16 - I headed into the mountains on my Mtn Bike for 6.26 miles in 1:26
- 9/11/16 - Back onto the road bike for 19.42 miles in 1:45
- 9/12/16 - Back onto the track to run and it still hurt. 6.2 miles in 1:09.
- 9/14/15 - Hit the pool to swim for about 40-45 minutes only stopping a couple times to un-fog my goggles. Not sure how long it was.
- 9/15/16 - I filled in on an adult slow-pitch softball team and pulled a calf muscle. I was really tight from those 2 runs still. Resting for a week or so. Not related to training, but noteworthy because of the days off.
- 9/22/16 - 6 Miles on the mountain bike. Calf is still tight
- 10/01/16 - 18 Mile road bike ride.
- 10/02/16 - 17 Mile Mtn Bike Ride.
- 10/10/16 - 33 Miles in 2:32 on the rode bike. Calf is still bothering me.
- 10/23/16 - The event was amazing. I cramped up early on the run, but still managed to finish. Thanks to everyone for the support and donations for this great cause.
This event on October 23 is a fundraiser and together we can help people with physical challenges realize their dreams. Your donation will go to the Challenged Athletes Foundation; an incredible 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides funding and inspiration to hundreds of physically challenged athletes each year so they can participate in sports, compete and live life to the fullest.
The money I am raising, and the funds you are donating, will support athletes who can’t always get to the start line: swimmers missing limbs, paraplegics who use handcycles to cycle and runners who race using prosthetic limbs. Just like me, these challenged athletes want to participate in athletics and feel the rush of competition, but they face a major obstacle. They do not lack fitness, desire or skills. It is only a lack of funding that stands in the way of their dreams.
High tech running prosthetics are very expensive. Learning to swim when you lack a limb (or limbs) requires special coaching, and handcycles can cost upwards of $2,500. With our help, challenged athletes can bridge the financial gap and overcome funding obstacles blocking their path to athletic achievement. That is why I am challenging myself to make a difference in their lives. Please partner with me by making a donation through my web site link below. Alternatively, you may send your donation to Challenged Athletes Foundation (9591 Waples Street, San Diego, CA 92121). Join me in making dreams come true for challenged athletes. Give the gift of sports and help get challenged athletes get off the sidelines, and into the game.
Thank you for your support,