Tuesday, August 5, 2008

PLEASE Coach!!!

This is a photo from the last time I had a really important question... coach always has a really important reason...

I wrote my coach an email but he is taking his SWEET time thinking about an answer... I know he secretly has spies in the Lifesport office (Janet and Shantel) to name a few that read my blog and tattle on me to him when I write nasty things about him... so I hope they see this and tell him to READ now and ANSWER me now...

I need a big favor, a really BIG one... I need you to SAY "yes" to what I am about to ask... I think by saying yes you might just save my life from a boring 3 hour ride this Saturday and give me one heck-of-a-fun-day!

CAN I PLEASE RACE ON MY ROAD BIKE SATURDAY? Here are the details... it is really hard and really painful and I might pass out from lack of oxygen. It starts at the sea and rides STRAIGHT up to the stars (Sea to Stars Bike Race). It ends at the observatory... on Mauna Kea... you know, The United States highest point if you measure from below sea level...

So can I please do it? It is 34 miles long and 9,130 ft of straight up climbing, you need a 27 chain whatever you call it (I have one) and quads like Lance Armstrong (he is loaning me his)... so can I? It will take about 3hrs (I think... ) It has grades of +17% so it will be like climbing the Beast in St. Croix all day long.

So, is that a yes!? I will send you more Weezle Balls and banana bread! I can answer all 5,000 emails you get a day for you, I will even take a week off of giving you a head ache!

Please let me know soon...

PS, I would call and beg over the phone and let you hear me crying of desperation but Kainoa hid my phone!


Tim Marr... course record holder and Hawaii's pro triathlete stud!


Blogger Samantha said...

lol. We had our Tuesday morning run this morning. If I had seen this earlier I could've told him for you. I think he said he wasn't coming to our morning swim so I bet he'll get your email before I see him next. If I lived in Kona, I'd beg to do the race too. Sounds like a blast.

oh...and my dad happened to sit next to Lance Armstrong on the airplane a few days ago...I kid you not!!!

August 5, 2008 at 2:26 PM

Blogger CAMI said...

ohmigod! That sounds completely crazy! No wonder you're such a super athlete. Good luck with the coach.

August 5, 2008 at 2:46 PM

Blogger Dolphin Boy said...

Dude're NUTS!!!

Knowing you, I bet you don't bike down the mountain!!! hahaaha!

But it does sound fun...riding up that is!

I think I heard coach say "yes"!!

August 5, 2008 at 2:46 PM

Blogger Katie Weaver-Jongerius said...

Bree, I saw if Coach P hasn't gotten back to you yet...IT'S GAME ON!!!! Take the road bike and enjoy the ride!! That will teach him a lesson to answer you a little faster, right?

August 5, 2008 at 2:58 PM

Blogger Beth said...

What fun Bree!!! You would totally rock that race. And racing on the road bike vs tri bike - what a nice break!! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that your coach agrees! (I have sent similar emails to my coach that start out like "pretty, pretty, pretty please?!?!" :)

August 5, 2008 at 3:01 PM

Blogger ShirleyPerly said...

Oh, thanks for telling us about this event. Always good to know about other fun things to do on the island in the future. Hope Coach P lets you do it!!

August 5, 2008 at 3:21 PM

Blogger Bruce Stewart (施樸樂) (ブルース・スチュワート) said...

Have your escort vehicles and bodyguards carry oxygen cylinders for after you finish the race at the top, and then make sure you don't bike down the mountain.

August 5, 2008 at 4:07 PM

Blogger Bob Almighty said...

In Nomine Patri, Et Fili, et Spritu Sanctu ....last rights for your quads

Seriously that climb sounds like it's of the "bring your own Sherpa" Category. Good luck with the race.

August 5, 2008 at 6:18 PM

Blogger Karen said...

Sounds like a crazy race. I agree with Bruce. Bring your oxygen tanks! Hope coach lets you do it and if he does, good luck. I'll be rooting for you.

August 5, 2008 at 8:37 PM

Blogger Train-This said...

I wanna come and ride it too!


August 5, 2008 at 11:26 PM

Blogger Bob Mitera said...

Don't you have a more important race in your near future? Got to agree with the coach. Sorry kiddo!

Or is Canada and Kona not your goal?

This is what I would say to one of my athletes. (My three athletes.) Focus on your goal and spectate the race after your workout.

You have bigger fish to fry.

This is the kind of honesty you can get from 8,000+ miles away. (or whatever it is) : )

August 6, 2008 at 12:36 AM

Blogger Flatman said...

I am on the fence about this. It sounds like an awesome race and it would be hard and fun to do. But as others have stated...what is your focus?

A. Canada

2. KONA!

Good luck in your decision... :)

August 6, 2008 at 2:59 AM

Blogger Trigirlpink said...

Weezle Balls? You are trying to bribe him with Weezle Balls AND banana bread?

Good luck sista.

August 6, 2008 at 3:29 AM

Blogger Caroline Smith said...

I'd say go for it! nothing beats a physically hard mentally positive ride! it's good for the soul....thanks for the comment about my race...i know, i know, i should have kept on, but it was only a sprint and for fun, and really, i was ok with 2nd...not like there was $$ or anything...
:-)...came away realizing i need more power on the bike...later - c

August 6, 2008 at 5:02 AM

Anonymous Naughty said...

I am not sure where you are in your training/recovery and freshen up cycle for IM Canada.......BUT....this is about 2 weeks out from your upcoming AAA race (hence a timely jump in your approach to taper) and altitude training....and if anyone knows Bree Wee well; she gets charged from racing; not drained.......seems to me this could be a perfect hard effort/workout in your IM Prep....but yes, Coach has the say with his wisdom and where you are at in your big picture of training. I wish I was there but next year; I hear it is an AWESOME race...right here at home. You rock Bree....juust a really special person!!

August 6, 2008 at 6:18 AM

Blogger Shan said...

Wow that race sounds GNARLY!!!! And totally fun. I hope you are able to do it, especially since in your last posts it seems you've got recovery (ice baths and smoothies) down pat!!! :)

August 6, 2008 at 8:25 AM

Blogger Kellye Mills said...

Adam and I drove that route in the car while we were visiting!! All I can say is... GOOD LUCK! :)

August 6, 2008 at 9:42 AM

Blogger Eileen Swanson said...

Ooooo Wee, totally busted ;-) I got my reprimanding by Coach P yesterday.


August 6, 2008 at 11:10 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Bree, it's me coach P.
Sorry, this is a no go.

but you already new my answer. Just wanted to push my buttons ehh?

August 6, 2008 at 11:22 AM


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