Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Chicago Triathlon appearances this weekend!

 Today's blog is essentially a shameless press release. So there you go: I may pass Blogging 101 yet.
This weekend is the Lifetime Fitness Chicago Triathlon, and I'm maxing it out. I'll be racing their Triple Challenge, which comprises three triathlons in two days, and that may be the easy part. I'll spend most of the rest of the weekend signing copies of my book "Trizophrenia: Inside the Minds of a Triathlete" and just about anything else anyone wants signed, short of legal documents and some body parts more than others.

I'll also have Frazz materials there to sign (the three collections are sold out, but we might have new ones printed in time for this weekend; it's a long shot, but I wouldn't be here if I didn't learn to believe in long shots), and of course if you already have a Frazz book, bring it in and I'll be happy to vandalize it.

Here's my schedule:

Friday, Aug. 27, I'll be signing and talking from 4:30-5:30 pm at the expo. That's at the Hilton, on 720 S. Michigan Ave, and I'll be happily camped out at the Fleet Feet Sports booth. Fleet Feet will have a whole bunch of copies of Trizophrenia for sale.

Saturday morning, I'm off in the first wave of the Fleet Feet (they're everywhere! They're also awesome) Supersprint, swimming 375 meters, cycling 16 kilometers and running 2.5K. Then it's back to the Fleet Feet booth at the expo, where I'm signing again from 2-3 pm.

Sunday morning, I'm off in the first wave of the Lifetime Fitness Sprint (750 meter swim, 22K bike and 5K run) at 6:00 am. At 9:12 am, in the last wave of the amateurs, I start the other Lifetime Fitness race, the Olympic- or international-distance triathlon (1500M, 40K, 10K) and should be done in time to watch the pros start their race at noon.

Between and around races, you can look for me in the Fleet Feet lounge tent near the start/finish. They're very kindly letting me hang out there, which is wonderful. I've got a place to keep my gear and call home, and I'll be easy to find. I'll be more than happy to mingle there, too. And their merchandise tent, stocked with plenty of Trizophrenias, will be right next to us.

Please come out and say hi! It will be quite a scene all by itself - it's the world's largest triathlon, after all, and it's downtown Chicago, after all - and I'm really looking forward to seeing you.


veloben said...


Wishing you a boatload of endurance this weekend. Oh and have a great time.

Bon Chance!