Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Boys Boise Showdown

As of yesterday, both Steven and Jeffrey have signed up to race Boise 70.3. Steven has never done a 1/2 ironman before. Jeffrey had this experience at Vineman last year. Every five years the boys fall into the same age group. So what better way to celebrate, than to attempt to destroy each other in a race with minimal training. There is a history of competition between the boys, including the World Golf Championship in Kona, which resulted in these awesome t-shirts for future games.




A few items that makes this more fun.
  • Jeff will not swim until race day. He swears it won't help. I actually think he's right.
  • Swim - Steven has a bit of a surfing background, so we're assuming this will carry over and he will come out of the water first.
  • Bike - Steven swears Jeff will destroy him on the bike. Jeff says there is no way he will catch Steven. They rode 60 miles together in training last weekend.
  • Run - Jeff is the stronger runner of the two. But after swimming 1.2 miles and biking 56, it's probably anyone's race to win.
  • Transitions - This may be the secret weapon for both. Steven got some Zoot shoes so he won't have laces to tie! 
Amazing outfits will be worn by both, so spectators at the race will have no trouble picking out and cheering for the boys. Jeffrey will be in pink. Steven in orange. If you have any idea of good bets the two should have for the win, please share!!

18 comments:

Tawnee said...

Duuuude! How fun is that going to be?! Hopefully I catch a glimpse of the boys while I'm out there.

We all have to celebrate Saturday night!

X-Country2 said...

I'm goign to need a FULL race report (complete with pics) of this event.

Kiet said...

Charisa, this is awesome. I like how these two put the fun in triathlon. I think I'm going to call out some of my boys and challenge them to something similar.

Jill Costantino said...

That is going to be AWESOME! So fun to watch. Make sure you post their race numbers for our viewing pleasure!

kristinschleicher said...

Just when I was getting intimidated about my first 70.3 in a a month, I am reminded that it doesn't have to be a big scary deal! Except the color-blocking on that pink tri suit. That is scary.

Sue said...

so if i get blackmail pictures of them for you @ boise, i shall send them to you and you can decide what to do with them!! haha on the bike perhaps shall be the funniest ones:) As they look kindof girly:)

Beth said...

Hilarious!! No swimming until race day?! I think he might just prove a very important thing about triathlon training... :) Can't wait to hear all about it!

t-odd said...

Are you sure Jeff's suit isn't one of yours? Something looks wrong in the "nether regions" of this picture.

Can't wait to hear how it all goes down.

Kim said...

i thought i was the only one wondering what was up with the junk area of the trisuit photo!!! good luck to them both!

Lisa T said...

Factor in the fact that Jeff probably won't drink anything on the bike and this could be pretty exciting!

Kiki said...

Wow, that is an outfit! Can't wait to hear about the showdown. And of course, your race. Curious how it will be starting in the afternoon. Really does it matter who wins the bet, they both just biked and ran around Idaho in those outfits!!

Michelle Simmons said...

That's hysterical! That kind of fun rivalry makes triathlon such a great sport. :)

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Hey,
Is Steven pointing at his shirt or giving us the finger??
Just asking....

beth said...

WAY more exciting than the pro race...i love this!!!! can't wait for the race report.
oh yeah, good luck to you too!

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

What Kristin said! I'm obsessing about my 70.3 in 2 months and these guys are just gonna go do it! Crazy. And brilliant marketing move to wear bright colors. Love that.

Kim said...

That is AWESOME!! Can't wait to see who wins!

Diana said...

I can't wait to see pictures...the outfit is something else! Good luck and have a blast!

Heidi Austin said...

looove it.... sounds like something my hubby would do. pretty ballsy and bad a**. hahaahah i hope they rock it!